July 9, 2017
Today my friend Wassim Razzouk is featured in this Catholic News Agency travel video and article (http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/holy-tattoo-a-700-year-old-christian-tradition-thrives-in-jerusalem-68723/) by Adelaide Mena. Enjoy!
In the Old City of Jerusalem it’s hard to escape the ancient history that’s still alive within its walls.
A simple smartphone search can send you on a walk to a centuries-old shop, bring you to the steps of a millennium-old Church, or lead you past the 3,000 year-old Temple Mount – all bursting with people and energy.
But it’s only within the stone walls of Razzouk Ink that the modern pilgrim can have that history etched onto his or her body for the rest of their lives.
And Christian pilgrims have come to the tattoo artists of the Razzouk family since the Crusades to receive ancient signs of Christian identity and pilgrimage.
To learn more about Razzouk Ink and the pilgrimage tattooing tradition, read my article here.