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Korn Guitarist

Hebrew Eyelid Tattoo

... On My Christian Face

10/4/2013 3:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1004_brian_welch_eye_subKorn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch paid special tribute to the man upstairs -- BY TATTOOING A RELIGIOUS WORD IN HEBREW ON HIS FREAKING EYELID!!!

For you non-Jews (or you Jews that can't read Hebrew) the tattoo says, "Shekhinah" -- which essentially translates to mean God's presence on Earth.

... at least, that's what we think it means (sorry, it's Friday so our rabbis aren't picking up their phones).

Head -- who's a well known follower of the Christian faith -- posted the pic online today ... and apologized to his parents for getting such an extreme tattoo.

1004_brian_welch_gettyHead joins Hollywood's elite celebrity face-tattoo club -- alongside people like Mike Tyson, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne and the Game.

Amen.

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31.

elm    

well, guess he can't be buried in a jewish cemetery. On the other hand, bet he's a huge fashion hit at the Celebrity Kabbala center......

295 days ago
32.

JMP    

God doesnt want you to have tats, you ****. Christian! Y'all hypocrits!

295 days ago
33.

Los Pepes    

KORN SUCKS
Horrible music

295 days ago
34.

BB not bb    

Shinkah refers to God's glory on earth. People often talk of Shekinah glory. The Bible also says to make no scars or marks on the flesh for the dead. I think this means tattoos also. Jews won't let people with tattoos be buried in their cemetaries.


The light of God is said to be in the windows of the soul, which are the eyes, if you are a believer I think he is putting a sign up saying to look into his eyes and see God.


I don't know how real these guys are about being Christian. The whole things seems kind of Korny to me. If you are a Christian, you are supposed to humble yourself, not keep trying to show off what a badass rockstar you are getting even more extreme tattoos.


You are supposed to do the will of the Father if you are a Christian, not just keep seeling ads for Jesus.

294 days ago
35.

Real Jew    

Jews don't Tattoo . Leviticus19:28

294 days ago
36.

Mr. Pukey    

Douchebag

294 days ago
37.

Gretel    

No offense meant to Jews but "Shekhinah" sounds like the name of his black girlfriend.

294 days ago
38.

BB not bb    

Leviticus 19:28

New International Version (NIV)

28 “‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.


Leviticus 19:28

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.


Leviticus 19:28

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

28 `And a cutting for the soul ye do not put in your flesh; and a writing, a cross-mark, ye do not put on you; I [am] Jehovah.


Vayikra 19:28

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your basar for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am Hashem.

294 days ago
39.

James420    

Something you never hear people say - "cool tattoo"

294 days ago
40.

PandiMarie4    

So head is back with the band?

294 days ago
41.

HumanNature    

I PREFER "JAHWEH" SPELLED "Y H W H" IN HEBREW (יהוה).

294 days ago
42.

Jeems    

well, I think its a little silly but at least it's not a tat off the triangle and eye for whatever that's worth

294 days ago
43.

Sincerity    

Truthfully, you have to read the entire 19th chapter of Leviticus to understand the "historical" relevance of this passage. Moses had recently led the Jews out of captivity in Egypt where they assimilated many Egyptian cultural practices. Historically, Ancient Egypt had been primarily "polytheistic" and the practice of "cutting the body for the dead and tattooing" may have been intricately linked to specific Egyptian beliefs about the dead in the afterlife. After all, they had an intense fascination with "preserving the remains of the dead" and sealing up their worldly good in tombs. The Ancient Egyptians believed that whatever status you attained in life could be replicated in death. This runs counter to accepted Judea-Christian beliefs. Moses knew such beliefs had to be "NIPPED IN THE BUD" in order for a much more stable "MONOTHEISTIC" belief system could take root. GOD's kingdom doesn't revolve around worldly symbols -- JUST SINCERE ACTIONS!!!

294 days ago
44.

joecrabs    

Damm, this M-F'er just looks like he smells sour

294 days ago
45.

FlamingoKid    

He's a loony

294 days ago
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