Tattooing one’s body a heathen practice

NANAIMO – Our heritage today is replacing jewelry with artistic tattoos.

To the Editor,

Regarding ink causing infection of the skin when tattooed.

As a 90-year-old, I am increasingly alarmed as to the seeming popularity of a pagan practice of being tattooed.

It seems our heritage of today is replacing jewelry with artistic tattoos.

With jewelry, one can easily dispose of it when one’s mood changes. But not tattoos that become unsightly with age.

For those who are at the moment scriptual-minded, I mention Leviticus 19:28: “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourself. I am the Lord.”

Robert B. Brown

Nanaimo