The Mishnah in Parah 8:2 teaches that if the mey chatat (parah adumah water) gets poured on someone's shoes or clothes, that water is not fit to be used for the parah adumah anymore. However, if it gets poured onto one's skin, it is fit to be used. My question is what if someone has a tattoo and the parah adumah water gets poured on that. Is that considered skin or clothing?

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  • Why would it be considered clothing? Please edit to clarify – Double AA Jul 12 '17 at 23:46
  • @DoubleAA Clothing in a sense that it could be mekabel tumah – Ploni Almoni Jul 12 '17 at 23:50
  • And why might it be considered that? It's very clearly skin and not cloth. – Double AA Jul 13 '17 at 0:01
  • How about a sun tan? Is that something you still consider regular skin? – user6591 Jul 13 '17 at 0:23
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    @sabbahillel It's clearly like neither since it's not on the skin but under it. – Double AA Jul 13 '17 at 0:57

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