Yes. Let’s take it straight out of the verse. Here we go:

Leviticus 19:28

Verse 28. “Ye shall not make cuttings on your flesh (body) on account of a soul, [i.e., a dead person] nor make engraven (or branded) writing upon yourselves.”

Scripture give two prohibitions of an unnatural disfigurement of the body in this one verse.

The first refers to passionate outbursts of mourning, common among the excitable nations of the East, particularly in the southern parts,…

…and [the second] to the custom of scratching the arms, hands, and face (Deuteronomy 14:1), which is said to have prevailed among the Babylonians and Armenians, the Scythians, and even the ancient Romans, and to be still practiced by the Arabs, and the Abyssinians of the present day, and which apparently held its ground among the Israelites notwithstanding the prohibition (cf. Jeremiah 16:6; 41:5; 47:5) – as well as to the custom, which is also forbidden in Leviticus 21:5 and Deuteronomy 14:1, of cutting off the hair of the head and beard (cf. Isaiah 3:24; 22:12; Micah. Leviticus 1:16; Amos 8:10; Ezekiel 7:18).

It cannot be inferred that the heathen associated with this custom the idea of making an expiation to the dead.

The prohibition of writing corroded or branded i.e., of tattooing, a custom not only very common among the savage tribes, but [also] in Arabia and in Egypt among both men and women of the lower orders, had no reference to idolatrous usages, but was intended to inculcate upon the Israelites a proper reverence for God’s creation.

Abridged from { Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament: New Updated Edition, Electronic Database. Copyright © 1996 by Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.)