Gay Fluent

Here’s a photo I spotted on Instagram. It’s supposed to say Jay Fluent (I assume it’s a rap name). Made me laugh when I saw it. Incorrectly use Baybayin and it could change the meaning of your tattoo. Usually if someone screws up the spelling, it’s just a bunch of random letters meaning nothing. However, if your luck (or unlucky), it could spell something else. What this dude has on the right side is Falauenata for Fluent and on the left it’s supposed to be Jay but is written as Gaaya (could mean to Copy). If he’s wanting each character to be a letter, Falauenata would be Fluent but then that would mean that Gaaya would be Gay. I don’t know if he’s gay or not but I don’t think he wanted that.  If would be awesome if he was though. At least it’s a henna tattoo. Looks like it was done in a beach in the Visaya area. Maybe Boracay? You can tell by the way Pilipinas is written on his chest. The S has a kudlit checkmark  above and below the character to cancel the vowel.

Maybe he’s fluent in usapang bading?

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Here’s an example of a series I’ve ben working on for about a year that incorporates my calligraphy brush style with familiar fonts.

This was posted yesterday by Don Toledano. Looks like it’s Baybayin projected on the side of the building. Anyone know about this?


EVENT: Kalayaan Festival – 6/10 Union City, California

Come join in Union City, California 6/10 as we celebrate Philippine Independence from the Spanish. Why don’t we celebrate independence from the Americans???

Ray of Malaya Designs, will be the one manning the table at this event as I will be running around directing the stage festivities.

Kennedy Community Park
1333 Decoto rd, Union City, CA
(Walk from Union City bart)