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Tattoo and Piercing

Is it true that you cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have a tattoo?

Answer By: 
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz

While the Jewish community might still be divided over tattoos, the prohibition against burying a tattooed person in a Jewish cemetery is a myth. Caring for the body after death is also a mitzvah, and we don't exclude people in our communities from that care simply because of markings on the skin.

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