I’m not super religious and don’t want a tattoo, but I read something and am curious to hear your thoughts. I know it’s against traditional Jewish law to get tattoos based on
“You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:28)
However what about
“One shall say, ‘I am the Lord’s,’ and another shall use the name of Jacob, and another shall mark his arm ‘of the Lord’ and adopt the name of Israel” (Isaiah 44:5)
“See, I have engraved You on the palms of my hands…” (Isaiah 49:16)
“…is a sign on every man’s hand that all men may know His doings” (Job 37:7)
So in this context, would it be permissible to mark oneself with tattoos of religious connotation? For instance maybe a Star of David, Script, Kabbalah, etc?
According to the article I read, it claimed that Biblical Israelites likely had some form of tattoos.