In the Coptic and other Eastern Christian communities (Ethiopian, Armenian, Syrian, Maronite, Kildanian, etc.), tattooing has long functioned to mark one’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land, among other things.For example, a small cross placed on the inside of the wrist granted religious pilgrims access to churches and other sacred places.
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Anton Razzouk, the elder statesman of the Razzouk family who retired from fifty years of tattooing recently, added other functions: “The tattoo was not only an unforgettable souvenir from the Holy Land, but it also served as a reminder of the person’s Christian faith and not to commit sins, theft, robbery, or murder.” There are early records of European pilgrims being tattooed in the Holy Land.
Travel accounts dating to 1602 indicate that dragomans (Arabic and Persian-speaking guides) from Bethlehem, affiliated with Franciscan friars, created tattoos from wooden stencil blocks that were pressed to the skin and later pricked with pigmented needles.
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They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter.The raven and skull are both symbols of death while a third eye represents enlightenment.In October 2013 Yasmine got matching “Krewlife” tattoos with her sister and fellow Krewella member Jahan Yousaf, Krewella’s tour manager David Carlson, and their video director Miles Evert. Yasmine Yousaf has a portrait on her right forearm of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain with half of his face as a zombie.Virgin girls often chose Annunciation designs to increase their chances of bearing children, and in this context these designs worked as fertility symbols rather than devotional marks.But the act of tattooing oneself also brought one closer to God; it was an outpouring of blood and could be identified with the sufferings of Christ on the Cross.The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.