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Calligraphy in a Latin Bible of AD 1407 on dis...

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I”ve already talked about people who get Asian characters they don’t understand inked on themselves.  It appears that Asian languages are not alone.

Thanks to Tales of a Wayward Classicist for this lovely discussion of bad Latin tattoos.

It seems there’s no end to the stuff people don’t know they’re putting on their skin.  🙂

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  1. Thanks for that link! It’s amazing what people think they want to have on their skin forever, isn’t it?

  2. There is some amusing discussion of Latin tattoos gone wrong at a Latin translation site called Classical Turns: see the link from this page: . You do wonder who comes up with these translations!


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  4. Thanks for being so gracious about my using your great post as an inspiration for mine. 🙂

  5. Thanks for the link! Glad to be of amusement. I’ll certainly have to take a peek around!

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