I’ve been studying Judaism and would like to eventually convert one day but I have old tattoos some of pagan origin and one of the Virgin Mary. I’ve never believed in either of them, I just thought the Viking ones looked cool and the Virgin Mary was representative of my mother’s faith- but not mine.
My question is, will I have to cover them before I can convert ? Also, I had stretched my ears years ago and they can’t quite close will I need to get them surgically closed before converting ?
I was abit wayward in my youth before I found god and none of this stuff is representative of who I am.