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07-03-2012
Title:
Negative Commandment #163

Message:
Sefer Ha’mitzvos Ha’Katzar (The concise book of mitzvos)
By the Chofetz Chaim

This book lists the Torah mitzvos that can be observed today

Second Section – the Negative Commandments

163. It is a negative commandment "do not have a tattoo on one's flesh"

As it states in Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:28, "do not place a tattoo on yourself." A tattoo is making an incision on one's flesh and filling it with ink or colors. A person who transgresses this is given lashes.

This applies in all places and at all times, for men and for women.

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