One Direction‘s most popular pinup is probably Harry Styles, who is all over the tabloids these days for his relationship with Taylor Swift. But I’m much more interested in something else – his tattoos. Specifically, the Hebrew one.
According to The Sun, the tat spells out “Gemma,” Harry’s sister’s name. (I would have pronounced it “Gimah,” but according to my resident fluent ivrit-speaker that second symbol is an apostrophe and not a yud.) While it’s sweet of him to get his big sis’ name tattooed on him, I have absolutely no idea why he’d choose to do so in Hebrew. He doesn’t appear to be Jewish or a Hebrew speaker (a la Adam Pally), so what significance does the language have for him? My guess is that it’s like why a lot non-Chinese speakers get tattoos in Chinese – they just think it looks cool. And hey, at least the tat doesn’t spell out “Taylor.”