The Shmooze

Bar Refaeli's New Tattoo

By Anne Cohen

World, brace yourself,

Bar Refaeli got a tattoo. The Israeli model and pride of the Jewish people posted announced new ink on Instagram with the caption: “I finally did it. My first (and last) tattoo.”

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Brian Welch's Eye-Grabbing Tattoo

By Anne Cohen

Ouch.

Brian “Head” Welch, former guitarist for Korn, posted an interesting picture to Instagram this weekend: a close-up shot of his eye, with the Hebrew word Shekhinah, or “God’s presence on Earth,” tattooed on his eyelid.

“Dear mom and dad,” the caption reads. “You’re really not gonna like this tattoo. My apologies.”

Welch left Korn in 2005 to pursue a solo career, but officially rejoined the band in May 2013 — way to make an entrance!

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Harry Styles Isn't Jewish

By Anne Cohen

The verdict is in on Harry Styles — by way of his dad.

As Jewcy pointed out, Des Styles, “Gemma & Harry Styles’ dad. Sales and Marketing Director for Quickdox. Man Utd fan,” as described in his Twitter bio, has confirmed that his son — and One Direction heartthrob — is not Jewish. “Not at all.”

Sorry girls. Apparently, a hebrew tattoo does not a member of the tribe make.

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Would You Get A Larry David Tattoo?

By Anne Cohen

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Larry David

Imagine having Larry David perpetually scowling at you from one of your body parts. Kind of horrifying, isn’t it?

Buzzfeed has rounded up 11 of the most “haunting” Larry David tattoos — arms, legs, shoulders, you name it.

Most are blurry and look like they were done in the state you would expect one to be in when asking for Larry David’s face to be permanently inked onto your skin, but some are pretty great.

The “social assassin” strikes again.

Which is your favorite?

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Hebrew Ink: Justin Bieber's New 'Yeshua' Tattoo

By Nathan Burstein

A month after his first visit to Israel, Justin Bieber has gotten a Hebrew tattoo.

The 17-year-old pop star showed off the new ink during a visit to Hawaii with his girlfriend this week. (Because that’s what normal 17-year-olds do: get tattoos and go to Hawaii with their girlfriends.)

The letters spell out “Yeshua,” or Jesus, in Hebrew.

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Doctor Refuses To Operate on Man With Nazi Tattoo

By Michael Kaminer

A 36-year-old German man is probably experiencing an acute case of tattoo regret today.

After seeing Nazi imagery emblazoned on the man’s arm, a Jewish doctor who was preparing to operate on him left the operating theater and had another doctor complete the procedure, English-language German news site TheLocal.de reports. News reports didn’t specify what kind of surgery the 36-year-old man required.

The patient, in the city of Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia, “had a graphic on his arm of a swastika and the Bundesadler (Imperial Eagle), the German national symbol adopted by the Nazi party,” TheLocal said. The eagle was a German national symbol long before the Third Reich, TheLocal said.

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