When it comes to tattoos, there’s definitely a consensus: It is expressly forbidden to get a tattoo. The foundation for the prohibition appears in Leviticus: “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.”
Mint shows up in Sephardic salads, meatballs and sauces, where the Ashkenazi palate least expects them. Admittedly, mint is an acquired taste. Both refreshing and bold, mint is alluring precisely because it can’t be tamed.