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Accurate Latin translations for tattoos

Thursday 22 July, 2021

If you’re looking to have a Latin script tattoo and want to make sure the Latin translation is accurate, then please give us a call on 0203 696 8680, you wouldn’t want to have the wrong words on your body for the rest of your life!

Translations for tattoos

Tattoos are becoming ever more fashionable. One of the most popular styles being tattooed is that of a phrase or meaningful words written in Latin to make the tattoo more personal to the wearer. 

The issue is then, how accurate is the Latin translation for your new tattoo? We know that most people these days, including tattooists, do not speak Latin and can therefore not be certain that the wording you have chosen is actually what you want to say. 

If you have found the design or phrasing you like online, again you cannot be certain that the image itself has been accurately translated in to Latin. We would certainly recommend you have the wording checked for accuracy. Afterall, it will be with you for the rest of your life. 

Incorrect and bad translation for tattoos

Consider this design’s wording as a horrific error in Latin translation for a tattoo:

What was meant to be said was “To diminish me will only make me stronger”.

What was actually tattooed means: “As who I am wearing away for myself, I only set (it) down for/on myself, strong man (that I am)?”.

Imagine the disappointment the person must have felt when they were informed that what they thought they had was in fact completely different, and indeed makes no sense. 

By having the copy sent to a professional Latin translator before having the tattoo done, it would have avoided this very unfortunate mistake. 

Translation service for tattooists

If you are a tattooist, we would like to offer our Latin translation services to you to help ensure your clients have that additional confidence in your designs and your work. You will be able to assure them that all the designs are checked for the accuracy of the Latin translations for their tattoo and set their mind at rest. 

Our Latin translation is both accurate and easily commissioned meaning a rapid turnaround for your client. 

If you are in the process of planning your Latin translation tattoo, please give us a call on 0203 696 8680 before you start and save yourself from an incorrect tattoo. 

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