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  • The law against tattoos in Leviticus is primarily to prevent infections.

    Many Jewish customs/traditions are health-oriented, such as a modest means of isolating people with sickness so it doesn’t spread. In fact, because of their quarantine-like customs and ritual washing, Jews were relatively untouched when the black plague ravaged Europe and the rest of the world. Often times because of this, Jews were blamed for being behind the spread of the plague via use of magic… And were subsequently burned at the stake for just following God’s health laws.

    I would warn anyone against getting a tattoo. No matter how far technology and health medicine has come in this day and age, there is still the chance that you will contract an infectious disease in the process of getting a tattoo. It is roughly a 9% chance for getting Hepatitis C via tattooing. Then you have to worry about your skin being broken and open for a while until it heals, and in that time your body is prone to catching whatever seeps in through the portion of skin that is pierced with a needle in the process of tattooing.

  • Anonymous

    I have nothing against anyone getting a tattoo. The only thing that I have to say is that the human body is to beautiful to cover any part of it with ink. Personal opnion.

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