Sunday, February 3, 2013

Halocho #1037 - Tattoos

The Torah explicitly forbids tattooing; coloring the skin permanently. 

Both puncturing the skin and then filling the holes with ink as well as putting ink on the skin and then injecting it are forbidden. 

However, one may put colored medication on wounds even if it will cause a permanent discoloring, since the wound will anyway leave a scar making it obvious that it's not a tattoo. 

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 169:1

- Danny
Sunday, 23 Shevat 5773

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