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Snail-mily

(f)-a-m-iii-l-w-y The word “family“, transliterated into hieroglyphs using a website – the same one used in the “Almighty” tattoo. Note the strange “Snail hieroglyph” on top; the sound “F” in Egyptian is represented by a “Horned Viper” or Cerastes cerastes, … Continue reading

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Life, health, prosperity

ˁnḫ snb wḏ3 This tattoo resembles the common Egyptian formula: “Life, Prosperity, Health”, however the order has been changed so that “Health” appears before “Prosperity”, which is very uncommon in real Egyptian texts. Still, this is valid (if unconventional) Egyptian. … Continue reading

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Nefertiti

Nefertiti: n-i-f-i-r-t-y-t-y This seems like a chart-based rendition of the name Nefertiti. This is a shame, because for once it is an Egyptian name which has a valid Egyptian writing. Also, since she was a Queen, one could use a … Continue reading

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Mother

Here’s a lovely cartouche with hieroglyphs, supposedly saying “mother” in ancient Egyptian. m-w3-t-h-ˁ-r What’s written here is by no means “mother” in Egyptian. It’s the six letters of the English word “mother”, transliterated to Egyptian using some alphabetic chart. This … Continue reading

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