Tattoos Rule in Israel - Despite Jewish Law and Holocaust Taboo

As ink abounds in Tel Aviv, it’s clear the once austere and khaki-clad society is opting for beauty and splendor.

Hamutal Song would turn heads no matter where she lived. But walking the streets of Israel with two blue birds etched onto her chest and the words “you rock my world” in caps above them, she’s rarely ignored. As she puts it, decorated head to toe in colorful tattoos, “not a lot of people pass me by on the street and have nothing to say.”