Thanks for your comments. In the previous verse it says about not trimming beards, etc. Do preachers shave? I wonder about the overall dispesnational context of a passage where the immediate context is Old Testament Jews in the land under the law. (Re. what you said about your wife's tattoo; I guess it's not surprising in some ways because today many women have them; in fact, 59%-70% of parlor clients in North America are women, apparently.) Your post appreciated. Blessings.