Lior was injured three times in combat. The first time he was injured so badly they offered to discharge him with honor from service. He refused and fought to rehabilitate himself enough physically so he could serve again. The second time he was injured by a terrorist who attacked him from behind with a rock. The third and final injury came during his Reserves duty on the last day of the 2nd Lebanon War. Knowing that the ceasefire was scheduled for the next day, Hezbollah decided to unleash as much death and destruction on the Israelis as they could. They fired rockets as his position and 6 of his friends were injured, 3 killed. While shooting rockets, Hezbollah charged them with automatic weapons and grenades shooting them as they recovered from the rocket attack. He fell with 10 pieces of shrapnel in his head, two bullets in his skull and one in his back. He was in the hospital for 2 years and had lost the ability to see, hear or walk. This was particularly distressing to him as he was a photographer and seeing is his life’s work and passion. To this day, he has a bullet near his spine and the doctors want to operate however, it would cause him a long recovery time and has the potential for severe consequences. He wants to be able to play with his sons so suffers the pain rather than risk the possible negative outcomes of the surgery. Also, his vision has recovered enough to let him photograph again and Lior has taken portraits of some of our other heroic tattoo recipients.
Liar was tattooed during Healing Ink Tel Aviv by artist Jim Sylvia at Bulletproof Gym on October 24, 2016