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700 years of tattooing by one family in Jerusalem

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Father Bolus shows off the work he got tattooed on his arms
Father Bolus shows off the work he got tattooed on his arms Sabrina Myre

To mark their journey to Jerusalem, many Christian pilgrims choose to get a religious tattoo.This ancient but surprising tradition is thriving today: a growing number of religious people are getting inked... as well as hundreds of tourists who flock to the holy city for Christmas.Most of them are going to the tattoo parlour owned by the Razzouk family, who has been tattooing from father to son for no less than 700 years.Sabrina Myre has this report from Jerusalem's old city.Click the 'play' button above to listen or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'rfi international report'.

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