Tattoo? Think Before you Ink

Tattoos fade of course and never look that great for long but once you’ve got them they’re there for life. And things change, life moves on, allegiances shift. What seemed a bright idea when you’re 18 might not seem quite so smart when you’re 81.

Tattoo does fade over time but not completely. Removing tatoo take times, painful and costly.

asked Dr Alice Teska a cosmetic physician at the Skin Temple spa in Melbourne about getting tattoos removed, and the news isn’t good. “It takes at least a year, if not two years to remove a tattoo completely,” she says.  “The more complex the colours are, the longer the removal process as green and blue inks are much slower than black and red. The cost will depend on the size of the tattoo, as well as the type of laser used to remove it.  Treatments will vary from about $150-$800 per session. Black tattoos may respond the fastest but they are also the most painful to do. Removing a black tattoo is one of the most painful procedures done, so some people will require anaesthetic”

Dr Teska sees lots of people for tattoo removal and the numbers are increasing. “People really don’t want to be stigmatised by their body ‘art’, regardless of how tastefully or otherwise done it is,” she says. “They just don’t want to have people they meet in the future asking them about something that really was only relevant 20 or more years earlier.”

Leviticus 19:28 (KJV)[1]King James Version KJV 
 v.28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead,  nor print any marks upon you : I am the Lord.


Expositor’s study bible – KJV
Tattoos & the Christian

Leviticus 19:28 (DARBY)[2]Darby Translation DARBY 
 v.28 And cuttings for a dead person shall ye not make in your flesh, nor put any tattoo writing upon you: I am Jehovah.

Leviticus 19:28 (CJB)[3]Complete Jewish Bible CJB 
 v.28 Don’t cut gashes in your flesh when someone dies or tattoo yourselves; I am Adonai.

Vayikra 19:28 (OJB)[4]Orthodox Jewish Bible OJB 
 v.28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your basar for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am Hashem.

Leviticus 19:28 (WYC)[5]Wycliffe Bible WYC 
 v.28 and on dead men ye shall not cut your flesh, neither ye shall make to you any figures, either marks in your flesh; I am the Lord. (and ye shall not cut your flesh in mourning for the dead, nor shall ye make any tattoos on yourself, that is, any marks in your flesh; I am the Lord.)

Leviticus 19:28 (LEB)[6]Lexham English Bible LEB 
 v.28 And you shall not make a slash in your body for a dead person, nor shall you make on yourselves a tattoo’s mark; I am Yahweh.

Leviticus 19:28 (ISV)[7]International Standard Version ISV 
 v.28You are not to make incisions in your flesh on account of the dead nor submit to cuts or tattoos. I am the Lord.

Mar 7 2012 |Source: "Think before you ink"


1 King James Version KJV
2 Darby Translation DARBY
3 Complete Jewish Bible CJB
4 Orthodox Jewish Bible OJB
5 Wycliffe Bible WYC
6 Lexham English Bible LEB
7 International Standard Version ISV


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