Tattoos and the Urban Legend
Here’s a very informative article in CNN about the Jewish perspective on the fashion.
“I’d say, ‘If you get a tattoo, you can’t be buried in a Jewish cemetery,’ ” said Ms. Carnes, the owner of a video equipment company in Carlsbad, Calif.
My theory is that by getting a tattoo you run the risk of becoming addicted.
Three times I was tattooed. First time was in 1978, second and third in 1983. Through the years I’ve watched the incredible contagion that’s taken place, especially among young people in the 80s and 90s. It became more than a fad. It became practically mandatory in certain places. Getting a tattoo is addictive. Take my own case, for example. After that first time, I thought about it a lot. A few years later, bang, bang, I went twice practically in a row. Since then I’ve almost gone a few more times, and have carried the idea in the back of my mind always. I wonder how many people have only one and have never considered another?
Here’s what the BBC had to say about it in October of last year.