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.

Fitness and Tattoos

Fitness and Tattoos (Photo credit: Glenn E. Malone)


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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2 Responses to Tattoos.

  1. Irene says:

    My beautiful daughter went and got 9 tattoos over a course of several years. She looks like crap.
    I am so sad… I keep thinking how they will look shining through a white wedding dress and I shudder.

  2. Small & discrete I have no problem.. but as a covering all over the body is disgusting to me but has no bearing on how I treat someone who chooses to have them. The same way I don’t dislike a person for eating bull balls.

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