Common Phrases for Hebrew Tattoos
Welcome to the world of Hebrew Tattoos. Some Hebrew tattoos stand for love, faith and philosophy. Some of these Hebrew tattoos, since their phrases originate in the Hebrew bible, symbolize both a religious belief as well as the individual meaning each phrase carries.
Hebrew tattoos can symbol people’s passions, loves, dear ones, and many other concepts. But Hebrew tattoos with religious verses have a very special place in this new trend in skin art.
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Here are some of the more common phrases used for Hebrew Tattoos, with their meaning and Hebrew inscription.
Phrase Number 1
I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me who pastures among the lilies – A biblical quote, Song of Songs 6:3, signifying love and commitment between lovers. This verse is very commonly for Hebrew tattoos. In the Hebrew language, it refers to the male lover. Is believed that the second part of the verse “who pastures among the lilies”, which is left out in many Hebrew tattoos, describes an intimate act.
Phrase Number 2
I am what I am – A biblical quote, Exodus 3:14, where Moses asks god for his name, god replies with “I am what I am”. It is considered as a reference to god, and therefore the phrase’s meaning is god’s name. It is not true, that the Hebrew bible refers to god that way, and this phrase actually is not one of the many names attributed to god. When using the phrase for Hebrew Tattoos, sometimes “I am” is chosen to symbol this phrase and the story behind it.
Phrase Number 3
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when? This phrase is from the book “Ethics of the fathers”. Most Hebrew tattoos that use this verse, feature only it’s first question. This phrase is quite philosophical and there are many interpretations of its meaning. It is a very popular phrase, and it’s easy to understand why it would also be popular with Hebrew tattoos. It’s the ultimate combination between a phrase with universal meaning and one that almost always carries an individual interpretation – like many other Hebrew tattoos.
Phrase Number 4
Live laugh love – this phrase reflects a philosophy, a way to look at life. This phrase can be interpreted in Hebrew in 2 different ways and usually this type of Hebrew tattoos is prepared with nikkud.
Phrase Number 5
Only God can judge me – this phrase also reflects a philosophy, one that many people feel that they can relate to. There is a single interpretation for this phrase in Hebrew, so no ambiguity. However, our customers greatly differ in the choice they make for the translation of the word “God” as well as in types of design and font that they choose for this tattoo. Some go for a classic, elegant look and feel while other go for bold, prominent letters.