Tutela, which is related to tutor, has to do with a protector or guardian. Valui appears to be a past form of the word strong.The Columbia professor gives Ashley credit — even as she tattoos herself with bad Latin — for seeing herself (or her body part) as the strong one and having a sense of humor about sex.
"So I guess you would say it means, 'I have a strong patron' or 'I have a strong keeper,'" said Doug Machle, assistant to the chairman in the classics department at the University of Washington.
"Or, actually, it's more like, 'My guardian was strong.'"...
Daniel Nodes, a classics professor at Ave Maria University in Florida, translated it as "I've been well and remain that way because I have protection."
Mark Buchan, a classics professor at Columbia, took a different tack, musing that it could mean "safe haven."
UPDATE: Jim Davila says the prostitute is getting a bum rap.