Skip to comments.For Jews, tattoo yearning pits pride against faith
Posted on 07/28/2008 6:34:51 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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That would make one hell of a ping list, that's for sure... :)
Yes. They are "oficially" WM's (Woman Marine).....but we called them BAMs........................
I know 2 Jewish girls with nose jobs (and probably other things). How is it not mutilation or doing with the body what one pleases to do these things while a different set of standards applies to tattoos?
That’s stretch . .
I don't understand the attraction. As a christian, we try to honor most of the Jewish law...not quite sure how some (like tattoos) are taboo, but others (like pork...Sabbath) seem to be 'lesser'...
I had to talk my wife (now 40) out of getting one a couple years ago. She did a temporary one, and liked (most) of the reactions she got. Now, she can't believe she almost went thru with one...
leviticus says no to alot of things. as does most of the rest of the pentetuch. how many of those old laws do you hold to, and how many do you ignore?
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How so? The poster to whom I was responding said, “Its forbidden for Jews to tatoo their bodies. The body is not one’s to do with as one pleases. It belongs to G-d and the Jew inhabits it on temporary loan from G-d. One must act holy, be seen as holy and imitate G-d.” If the body is a lease, so to speak, then it ought not be tampered with.
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Hit anybody on the back of the head with a tire iron lately?
It's not really very relevant to this article, but I watched a documentary about the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang the other day. Ironically one of the leaders is Jewish and also has a Star of David tattoo on his upper arm. If I remember right, he also had a number of swastikas tattooed on him.
Anyone good with photoshop top make a cool graphic?
i'm the one who said "nothing was ever personal enough to me to get a tattoo."
and no. no tire irons. i prefer my nightstick. but not on the head. my department frowns upon that. we only hit the fleshy parts of the body.
Most people seem to view Leviticus as a list of rules, when in reality it is a highly articulated code.
Some of its laws are of universal application, some are applied to very distinct situations and circumstances.
Jews have the same problems Christians and every other sect has. Some follow every jot and tittle, and others, not so much. If you choose a tat after you know it's forbidden, it's not so much the tat, but your attitude towards God. The Law isn't explained, but it probably has to do with idol worship or God figuring you look like He wants you to look. It may even have to do with pagan ritual, as most pagan religions practice the art.
What is the relationship of Blacks and tattoos?
Do blacks tattoo themselves? Aren’t they hard to see?
Leviticus also tells us men never to shave our facial hair. May I assume that you have a full beard?
No, that you may not do because I am a woman ;-)
I’m also not Jewish. My question is about these pick-and-choose sanctions. If the body is a lease, I say better a paint job (tattoo) than constructing a mini-alcove (nose job) in a wall.
It's a fad like bell bottom jeans. The only difference is when bell bottom jeans fell out of style people could make blue jean shorts out of them or take them to the Goodwill store. When this fad is over people are stuck with their tatoos. What was once young and hip will be a mark of old out of touch people. Tatoo removal specialists will make a fortune.
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