Tattoos & Body Piercing

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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).