Pini was called into action after the Passover, 2002 attack on a Netanya hotel during the Holiday Seder which shocked and bereaved the country coming on one of Judaism's holiest days. He served in the IDF’s undercover unit. Now, he is in charge of the Northern Part of a soldiers coping group. Father is a Holocaust survivor and when called a hero, Pini said “the real heroes are the ones who are not with us anymore.” Pini and his troop walked into an ambush and 13 of his 14 soldiers were killed. He received shrapnel in his chest, back and legs from explosive devices at the scene. In 2006, he was in a face to face battle with Hezbollah terrorists. He saw three more of his soldiers die and, when returning home, slipped into terrible PTSD to the point where he couldn’t even talk to his own children. Finally, with the help of therapy and his fellow soldiers, he is beginning to heal.
Pini was tattooed during Healing Ink Tel Aviv by artist Steve Soto at Bulletproof Gym on October 24, 2016