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2 Jack (Matthew Fox) is an American surgeon who after the plane crash becomes sort of a leader to the rest of the survivors. He provides guidance and unites people, helping them build a community. He has three tattoos: on his left shoulder, left elbow, and left forearm.

2 Jack (Matthew Fox) is an American surgeon who after the plane crash becomes sort of a leader to the rest of the survivors. He provides guidance and unites people, helping them build a community. He has three tattoos: on his left shoulder, left elbow, and left forearm.

5 In “Stranger in a Strange Land,” Jack is held captive on Hydra Island. One of its inhabitants, Isabel, translates his tattoo as him not being one of those around him. He claims that she knows what the writing says, but not what it means. Nevertheless, Isabel's interpretation matches the episode as in the flashback the viewers see Jack with a kite, which represents the tattoo's literal translation “Eagles high, cleaving sky,” and marks Jack's inner freedom, independence, and bravery.

5 In “Stranger in a Strange Land,” Jack is held captive on Hydra Island. One of its inhabitants, Isabel, translates his tattoo as him not being one of those around him. He claims that she knows what the writing says, but not what it means. Nevertheless, Isabel's interpretation matches the episode as in the flashback the viewers see Jack with a kite, which represents the tattoo's literal translation “Eagles high, cleaving sky,” and marks Jack's inner freedom, independence, and bravery.

4 Jack's chinese tattoo has a few meanings. It was given to him by Achara, a woman who claims that she can see people's inner identities and mark them with the signs of who they really are. In her opinion, Jack is a great man, the leader type, but because of it, he is often lonely, frightened, or even angry. All these qualities turn out to be true and help him establish his position as a leader on the island.

"Stranger in a Strange Land" – Achara warned Jack that there would be consequences. Achara’s brother, Chet, and his goon squad, are about to administer some consequences.

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