Difference between revisions of "Tattoos & Body Piercing"

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==Body Piercings==
==Body Piercings==
#There is no specific prohibition forbidding piercings as long as it doesn't interfere with one's health.<ref> There is no explicit prohibition forbidding piercings unless one's health would be negatively affected, even slightly; but that's from a health issue and not a piercing issue. However, among most Orthodox communities, it is not common for piercings besides the ears of women.</ref>
# However, men should refrain.

Revision as of 09:02, 1 May 2013

The prohibition of tattoos

  1. It is forbidden to get tattooed.[1]

Body Piercings


  1. Vayikra 19:28, Makot 21a. One is not chayav unless there is both writing and engraving. Pouring ash on a wound is also forbidden because it looks like a tattoo even though there is no writing or engraving(Makot 21a).