If you are a religious Jew, the following is the reason for not having a tattoo.
The law that makes tattoos taboo for Jews is Leviticus 19:28, which states: “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.”
For me, it is a case of looking ahead. I know you could not be buried in a Jewish cemetery, but that is not the reason either. I know me, it was the idea of the tattoo getting stretched as I get older and could not think of anything I wanted tattooed on me for life.
I had a hard time getting used to women with tattoos, but in the right situations, they can look sexy. (The Naughty Philosopher in me coming out). Again what happens with age?
Then I got a laugh. My Rwandan friend at work, that great Rwandan philosopher Anastase Ahorwabaye said out of nowhere; “Blacks should not get tattoos.” I looked at him askance, because it came out of nowhere. Before I could ask why, he responded. “You can’t see tattoos on black people!”
Anastase you should know better, I am putting this to a vote.