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Lost and Jack's tattoos ... again

by Keith McDuffee, posted Jan 20th 2006 3:36PM
lost jack no tattoo left arm
I'm not going to assume this is something spoilery, since it's something that any observant watcher of the past episode of Lost could pick out. In the scene with Jack and his wife in bed, Jack's tattoos are clearly not there. So, clearly, whatever happened to Jack to cause him to get his arm tattoos was either the result of the divorce with his wife or something later. I'm told that with an HDTV, you can pretty clearly see the makeup covering the spot where the (real) tattoo should be. For another shot of the other arm, see below. [Thanks, Bob D.!]

lost jack no tattoo right arm

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steve zhu

I made a page on the tattoo's meaning.


http://www.ece.neu.edu/~xzhu/lost_tatoo.html

October 30 2006 at 9:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steve zhu

I made a page on the tattoo's meaning.

link

October 30 2006 at 9:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michelle

The pic of Jack in the bed with wifey was a flashback and in that period of time he did NOT have tattoos yet. Maybe he got them after the divorce and was part of something to do with that..

The other one is on the opposite side of him....that's why no tattoos.

October 09 2006 at 5:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steve

I was reading an article about lost in a magazine the other day and there was a full page of jack in shorts and vest and in the picture jacks tattoos are on his right arm but in episode 22 (the on I just watched)there on his left. this is similer to the clock being different in the promo and fits in with the theory that there is more then one timeline explaining the whispers.

May 18 2006 at 2:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph

> tattoo with the "5"

check this out:
http://www.symbols.com/encyclopedia/17/178.html

February 16 2006 at 10:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Greg the Paladin

Actually, if you listen to the commentary of the pilot episode on the DVD, they tie the tattoo with the "5" into the thing where he cuts open the spinal membrane thing, and lets fear get to him, "but only for 5 seconds".

Just remembered that, and it doesn't really explain any of the other tattoos.

January 20 2006 at 6:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dot Flowers

It's obvious that he had the tatoo and the writers have worked it into the show. I guess we will find out the meaning of the tatoo to Jack.

At least it's not as obvious as the numbers.

January 20 2006 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
aph

i just have sensitive eyes, so i normally set my brightness lower than normal. the images look better now, and i misread the article. woops! just ignore me, hehe.

January 20 2006 at 4:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Akbar Fazil

sounds like you have a terrible monitor dave.

January 20 2006 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gudlyf

Yes, Porchland -- the tattoo is one that Fox had before the show ever aired, though the writers have worked it into the show. We can only guess as to why they were covered up in the scene pictured above.

January 20 2006 at 4:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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