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Tourist left stunned after discovering the true meaning of impulsive Arabic tattoo

Friday, 08/12/2023, 11:22 (GMT+7)

Following a tourist's account of getting a tattoo in a foreign language from strangers, social media users have burst out laughing at its true meaning was mayonnaise.

Rather than choosing a tattoo with personal significance, a tourist opted for a tattoo in a different language without fully understanding its meaning.

This unconventional choice resulted in her being mocked by online communities.

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The woman got her tattoo in foreign language by a stranger when she went to Morocco. Image Credit: TikTok/caitdelphine

The video, which was shared on TikTok by a user named @caitdelphine, has garnered significant attention. 

Since its posting in early December, the video has been viewed over 1.7 million times. The video's caption states, "You get matching tattoos in Morocco with people you met in a hostel 10 days ago."

Next, in the video, a user was shown utilizing Google Translate's camera capability to display her Arabic tattoo, which said mayonnaise. As its name suggests, mayonnaise—not a deep term from ancient Arabic—is what some people slather on their fries.

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The tattoo is said to be ancient Arabic, which is actually the name of Mayonaise sauce. Image Credit: TikTok/caitdelphine

When people choose to get a single-word tattoo, it is typically expected that the word holds personal significance or reflects common themes like love, power, or strength.

The author expresses surprise that someone would choose to tattoo a condiment, like mayonnaise, which is not commonly associated with deep meaning or symbolism that leads to the tourist being mocked on social media.

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A social network user took a photo of a female tourist's tattoo and used Google to translate the true meaning. Image Credit: TikTok/caitdelphine

I speak Urdu but can read Arabic (because Muslim girl things), and I’m cackling, one user wrote.

Mayonnaise? What do we eat? What kind of tattoo is this? the second commented.

I never get any tattoo if I am not really sure about its meaning, lol, another replied.

However, some people also think that this is not funny.

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Google translation says the real meaning is Mayonnaise. TikTok/katdelphine

I wouldn’t even be mad; I love some good mayonnaise. Whole egg mayo is the shiznit, one person said.

Well, it’s the same; they both love mayonnaise, as another wrote.

What about it? Mayonnaise is delicious, someone commented.

I see nothing wrong with this; I love mayonnaise, another said.