When an elf reads an elvish tattoo

This is an eye opener. It’s not about elvish tattoos per se. You can check good(?) examples here. This post is about the nauseating feeling one who understands and reads Tengwar, gets when one lays eyes upon the misspelled misfortunes of others’ skins.

Sometimes people don’t get it. They think it’s quite ok getting Tengwar gibberish. “It doesn’t matter” they say. “The letters are beautiful and nobody’s gonna read them anyway” they say. But they are

WЯONG

It matters! There are people who’s gonna read them! Now you’re gonna read the tattoos below and understand how it feels when you can read awful elvish tattoos. BEHOLD:

Who is life?

Who is life?

Lord give me strenth

Lord give me strenth

Because if you never don't give up then you always won't succeed.

Because if you never don’t give up then you always won’t succeed.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but tradgedy well, it's THERE!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but tradgedy well, it’s THERE!

I wonder if he really knows the band! Sabbaht is unheard of.

I wonder if he really knows the band! Sabbaht is unheard of.

Too much sugar on your....kidneys? Girl, you gotta see a doctor quickly!

Too much sugar on your….kidneys? Girl, you gotta see a doctor quickly!

My next what? Seriously man, I'm curious now.

My next what? Seriously man, I’m curious now.

Prome being short for....?

Prome being short for….?

Is that an aptitude test? "No dream is to big as apple is to _________"

Is that an aptitude test? “No dream is to big as apple is to _________”

Yes, definitely belive! Don't bedie!

Yes, definitely belive! Don’t bedie!

I foresee there WILL BE more crossing-outs.

I foresee there WILL BE more crossing-outs.

What will you do redundantly? Uh-uh....nevermind.

What will you do redundantly? Uh-uh….nevermind.

An angel born in Gaurdia? Tell me more about that.

An angel born in Gaurdia? Tell me more about heaven’s geography.

I wonder if you were not awsome, what kind of shitty tattoo you would get.

I wonder if you were not awsome, what kind of shitty tattoo you would get.

Isn't it ironic? Don't you think? A little too ironic!

Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think? A little too ironic!

So,

How does it feel? Would you facepalm them or compliment their beautiful letters? That’s how we (the ones who know Quenya and/or Sindarin) feel when we see tattoos that don’t make sense. I mean, they tried and they felt short. They may look cool and awsome, but they’re not. And the moral of the story is: LEARN how to WRITE first, then get a TATTOO! Be it English, be it Japanese, be it Quenya! It’s golden rule for them all!

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13 responses to “When an elf reads an elvish tattoo

  1. Blenda

    OMG, how can I get the guy (guys?) from quenya101 to translate??
    I’ve been wanting to do an elvish tattoo for as far as I can remember but I haven’t because I’m always afraid to do something stupid hahahaha
    Specially me trying to translate to portuguese (cause I’m brazilian) then to english, and then to elvish =/

    But seriously, how can I get and translation from these guys?

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  3. Ramon Diedrich

    Perfect! That’s why important study first a language. Errors can happen and is usual. Specially if is not your “mother-tongue” and this mistakes are a important part of the learning. But don’t be stupid to make a tattoo just because the writing is beautiful (and it is ,in fact)!!! I have write in Quenya using the tengwar and I did bulshit. But I can erase and do the right. In your skin will be a problem.

    • Very good, Herr Diedrich!

      Mistakes are part of the learning process, but mistakes on your skin? Well, those will be part of your own eternal mockery.

  4. rowanthewhite

    Which is why I had you translate like before I got it!😉

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