Jews with tattoos: the good, the bad and the oy vey

Before I go any further, I would like to acknowledge that tattoos are a controversial subject–not only because they are forbidden under religious law, but mostly because of the weight they carry as signifiers of the Holocaust. This article does not in any way aim to diminish the very real suffering of millions of people. However, because tattoos are a large part of youth culture, both here and in Israel, I felt it was appropriate to cover it as just that–commentary on a cultural trend.

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**This post is also brought to you by a Jew with two tattoos. I'm a veritable expert.

Kosher Pig: I actually think this one is kind of funny. I mean if you're going to go for some kashrut commentary, you might as well go all the way. Babe would approve. (Photo courtesy “” target=”_blank”>Tattoo Jew“)

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