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Catholic Tattoos in Jerusalem

I’ve been bringing groups to Wassim of Razzouk tattoo for the last couple years.

Razzouk Tattoo has been tattooing pilgrims to the Holy Land for 700 years. He does great freehand work, but is most famous for the wooden Christian stamps his family has been using for centuries.

Six people were originally interested, but we showed up with 17, and most left with new tattoos (not all are pictured here). This was the first tattoo for all but one in the group. A Catholic deacon, a young physics professor, a couple of baptists, a couple of chemical engineers, a cardiologist, a hospice doctor, and more.

The BBC heard a bunch of Catholics were getting tattooed on pilgrimage and stopped by to film us. Here’s the video.

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