Cancer patients can stop having tattoos by getting rid of the cancer symbol tattooed on their bodies, Israeli authorities have said.
The Health Ministry announced Thursday that the tattoos, which have become a symbol of mourning and a way of marking the end of life for cancer patients, would no longer be allowed to be tattooed.
The symbol, which the health ministry said has been on patients’ bodies since 1946, is no longer on the body of the person who has cancer, but instead is on the tattoo.
The ministry said the decision was taken to prevent tattoos from being used to signal the end or to represent someone’s physical death.
“In order to prevent the use of the tattoo symbol to indicate death or to make it appear that someone is dying, it was decided that it would no more be allowed,” the ministry said in a statement.
The health ministry added that the government would issue a notice to all tattoo shops in Israel to remove the tattoo or to replace it with a similar symbol, or with a picture of a deceased person.
The ban was announced on the heels of a report by the medical journal Cancer Research that found that cancer patients are more likely to have cancer tattoos.
Tattoo tattoos are a popular way to express sorrow and mourning for people with cancer.
The symbol is a reference to a tattoo on a person’s arm that is worn as a sign of mourning or to the symbol of a dead person, which is also worn on the arm.
The new rules will also allow health workers to administer medical treatment for people who have cancer, the ministry added.
In the past, tattoo shops have removed tattoos from patients’ body after doctors advised them to stop the tattooing because it would cause a cancer-related infection.
The prohibition was announced in response to the findings of the medical society that found some patients had tattoos that did not belong on their body, and were being exposed to infection, infection of their lymph nodes, or cancerous growths.
The committee also found that the use and display of tattoos by some patients was damaging to their bodies and health, and that many of the tattoos were made of a plastic material that could lead to infections.