Tattooing in Jewish Law My Jewish Learning

Tattoos: Prohibited, But Not Cause for Exclusion. Tattooing is an explicit prohibition from the Torah. However, those who violate this prohibition may be buried in a Jewish cemetery and participate fully in all synagogue ritual. While no sanctions are imposed, the practice should continue to be discouraged as a violation of the Torah.Author: Rabbi Alan Lucas…

Jewish Tattoos? - Rabbi Barbara

In fact many modern rabbis including eight scholars polled for an article on the topic say that the burial prohibition for a tattooed Jew is an urban legend most likely started because a specific cemetery had a policy against tattoos. Even Chabad spokesperson, Chani Benjaminson states “The Torah forbids us from tattooing our bodies.…

TATTOO DESIGNS & SYMBOLS - JEWISH TATTOOS

Jewish Tattoos - Many Jews still take Leviticus seriously, while others see the prohibition aimed at indelibly marking yourself with symbols associated with some other belief system. In which case, any religion-neutral tattoo would be fair game, along with any of the striking Jewish symbols themselves.…