Jennifer Lawrence Gets Real About Her Very Messed-Up Tattoo

Life & Culture Editor
07.15.15 10 Comments

Jennifer Lawrence might call her tattoo a “watered-down rebellion,” but a science teacher might call it sacrilege while rocking back and forth with a Bunsen burner for two to four hours. The tattoo, which Lawrence got because she was hanging out with Liam Hemsworth’s family and they all got tattoos (peer pressure is real!) is tiny and barely noticeable. It’s supposed to be the chemical formula for water, but there’s something very wrong about it.

If you’ve taken and passed (or even failed) high school chemistry, you will know that the way water is written in chemical terms is H2O. Lawrence’s tattoo, which reminds her to “always stay hydrated” has the two written in superscript (meaning it’s smaller and hangs below the other letters).

Look at this stunning inaccuracy:

In addition to being wrong, the tattoo is also “the color of a scar” and almost completely blends into Lawrence’s skin. She says it’s the least rebellious tattoo anyone could ever get, but I bet my 11th grade chem teacher would disagree. When you defy the laws of chemistry, you tempt fate itself.

Don’t worry about Lawrence, though. She told a HitFix reporter that she knows the tattoo is a typo.

“By the way, I know that the two is high and in H2O the two is supposed to be low,” she said. “I should’ve Googled it before I got it tattooed on my body forever.”

Oh man, this is just going to make us love her even more, isn’t it?

(Via HitFix h/t Jezebel)

 

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