Why is it that people say you cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have a tattoo? I am a reformed Jew.
There is no halachic (Torah law) reason why a person with a tatoo should not be buried in a Jewish cemetary. The only qualification one needs for burial in a Jewish cemetary is being Jewish!
Having said this, permanent tatoos are not permitted by Torah law, and today, when laser technology is available, you can consider its removal.