If you find yourself in 50 BCE Mexico

Now you know how to ask to get tattooed — Jollywoe‘s tattoo, done at English Rose in Peterborough, means “and then he gets dyed” in Epi-Olmec script. The last pictogram is pretty obvious!


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14 thoughts on “If you find yourself in 50 BCE Mexico

  1. I love this… gave me a great idea for a tatto…I looked at the link..Love it.

  2. OK fair warning, I’m going to take the fun out of it. For those too lazy to translate (took me a good 15 mins), it’s roughly:

    “and then he was dyed” or crudely literally “and then colour he” – very nice.

    I can’t help but notice there’s a symbol “to pierce”! I’m most disappointed it hasn’t been used… although it gives me ideas of my own.

  3. I love the way this looks! And I love the idea, but I cant figure out for the life of me how anything is obvious from the link.. except the middle symbol looks like an iron haha. Help?

  4. lizface, there is a PDF linked from the page shannon refers to which has more detailed information on word/phrase construction, including the symbols which aren’t on the first page.

  5. those almost remind of the GLYPHS(sp) in the “BLADE” Movie series and …sorry,I NEED a translation..but they are pretty cool and understated

  6. where do i find words on this ancient script?
    i was thinking of doing “Love” “Family” and “Honored” on my calf’s…can any one help me??

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