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Re: GOD & TATTOOS...the neverending battle (thankfully)


Hey folks. New to the board, but had to reply. The issue of being a stumbling block for others is actually more in reference to weak or new believers, not those who should be mature enough in their faith. It's late so I will find the reference tomorrow and re-post. Many of the things we omit from our lives in an effort to not be a "stumbling block" is done out of bad hermeneutics. Being a pastor with ink, I get a lot of nay-sayers who throw the whole "temple" crap at me without understanding that the verse is referring to sexual immorality.

Gotta go to bed... more tomorrow. Glad to be a part!

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Many of the things we omit from our lives in an effort to not be a "stumbling block" is done out of bad hermeneutics. Being a pastor with ink, I get a lot of nay-sayers who throw the whole "temple" crap at me without understanding that the verse is referring to sexual immorality.




This is mostly just in jest. But my pastor, too, has ink n what not and you totally reminded me of him when you threw the world 'hermeneutics' out there. They have a cat they named exegesis... and they intend on naming the next one hermeneutics. haha anyways





I have two tattoos. My first tattoo I got on my 18th birthday and its on my lower hip.. and not visible at all... which wasmy intention given that its a block of cheese on a plate (cheese has been my nickname for years) My second tattoo I got a couple months ago (ok, I'm still 18 guys haha).. it's a fish skelleton on the back of my left arm. It's the opposite of the "Jesus fish"... as a reminder to not be a dead christian. Where the bible speaks of being dead in your faith... claiming God but walking blindly. And there are TONS of issues I've had to deal with regarding it... and I have found that boldness is something that Christians with Tattoos really need to learn how to bear. This goes along with what everyone was saying previously about not showing them... you can't just stand there and hide them. The fear of showing them and letting God use them for His glory if not of the Lord. I am learning this SO MUCH right now. I am finding that I am afraid to step out and get other tattoos, because of the way my dads side of the family feels about them (I didn't know they hated them until after I got the massive fish skelleton down my arm) because of what the 'perfect american woman' looks like (its not that I want to be her, its just something that runs through my mind occasionally... kinda like a 'well if i ever wanted to be her i'd be screwed because of my tattoos' which is obviously a thought from the enemy) I think about my wedding day (whenever that will be) and I feel like I can't be the beautiful woman I was meant to be and that is all bullcrap. The Lord is bigger and we need to be bold. I agree, cover them out of respect for people whom you know detest them... but when it says in the bible to be respectful of others in what you do.. doing your best to not hinder them... it says right afterwards that those people are to not judge in return.


I kind of feel like I'm butchering things righ tnow, and I guess this was kinda more of a testamony than a response to the original post. But God is good.. and I am indeed kinda tired. Praise God for leading me here. He showed me so much just right now that is helping me step into my future days.
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Cheese!

You are beautiful! How do I know? Jesus gave His life for you. That's no Christian "cheese" either. What does the Bible say? God looks at the heart, not the exterier. I know my little girl will one day decide to do something cosmetically repulsive to me, but I will still love her. I'm sorry that you feel as though you are unfit to be a part of "normal" society. I look at it like this... you're one step closer to being the person Jesus needs you to be in order to reach the unreached.

God Bless!!!!

PS - my dog's name is Coco... I hade her before going to seminary.
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Praise God!!! What a great topic and wonderful responses!!! I had just posted a topic [sign in to see URL] then I started reading this [sign in to see URL] I just say "Problem Solved"!

I have tatoos, I got them before I was saved. [sign in to see URL] guess they are pretty cool, but I have one that I would like to add too. I was a dopped up teenager and my sister and I both got the Chinese symbol for "Woman" on or back (Duh, I'm a [sign in to see URL] a real thinker there [sign in to see URL] I was all "Proud" of being what I was I guess) and I would like to add to it so it says "Woman of God"...then it wouldn't be such a reminder to me of my past that I lead but a reminder for the love I have for Chirst and that he is in me (I'm a LOT prouder of what I am now)!
Here is the deal [sign in to see URL] I'm not sure how to feel about [sign in to see URL]'s bothersom really...
My pastor and LOTS of others in our church are past inkoholics. Pastor has several [sign in to see URL] he discourages others (mostly those in ministry) from getting NEW tattoos. It's all fine and peaches to have your old ones from your sinfilled [sign in to see URL] now it's not ok to tweek the ones you have or get new ones that reflect your current life, your love of Jesus, or to use as a witness tool for [sign in to see URL] want to express my love for the Lord in every way that I [sign in to see URL] I think having it forever imprinted on your body is a pretty good way to show others how you feel and what life is about. But being a leader, and then working in another church as a secretary, working close with the youth and [sign in to see URL] guess I have been afraid of not setting a good example for them, I know a lot of those kids really look up to [sign in to see URL] I don't want to be a tripping stone in their walk with [sign in to see URL] don't want them to think that because Miss Yvette has tattoos that it's ok for them to go get something stupid put on their [sign in to see URL] i making since here???? Oi.
[sign in to see URL]'m gettin my nose pierced next [sign in to see URL] I want to get that tattoo [sign in to see URL] have been tossing it around and around again and I want to say that your topic really helped me feel better about getting it done. Maybe I'll dye my hair pink too emoticon
Imput is always welcome. Thanks so much for starting this [sign in to see URL] is so good!

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Hey everybody-
First time post [sign in to see URL]'ve been doing my research on tattoos lately and when I found this website, I was enthralled. I recently recieved the call to ministry, and I've always wanted a tattoo. I think of myself as a profound Christian, but often when thinking about the tattoos I want to get, I think about the ensuing barrage of criticism from friends and family about them. I want to get tattoos in every place on my body that Christ was pierced for and on the cross:4 Bible verses, one on each ankle and wrist, and a Chi-Ro for the spear on the right of my chest. I have shared this with some friends, but often I recieve a horrified response to my idea of putting something permanent on my body. This is something I want, I believe will further my relationship with God, and something I intend to do, but I want to be prepared to defend my actions Biblically. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot, and Godspeed!

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oh so happy i found this site! ive wanted to get a tattoo on my rist for some time now and was so convused about what to do! i thought that God was speaking to me and saying no dont do it but i now realise that it was the devil!! i know that the tattoo i want will help me wittness to others and get them thinking about their lives!! ive learnt a lot from peoples comments so thank you all and God Bless!xx
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I think too that while we don't want to be stumbling blocks, sometimes we're just the opposite. We're sterotype breakers.

The church I go to is a very wealthy congregation with generations of families in it. I find myself surrounded by many professional people, many very conservative people. I am the oddity at my church in that I am the Tattoo Lady.

Over time I've learned that people are able to get past it, get over it, get around it and that's only done with time and getting to know me personally. They understand that God is first to me, not tattoos. They are also confronted with their personal biases about people with tattoos.

That's a tough one, when we are personally confronted with our biases, you know. I don't like it either. But I agree wholeheartedly that Jesus wouldn't judge us by our tattoos, and neither should we judge others by something so trivial. Rather, we look past the outside to the heart.

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Please give me some advice. I have felt the Lord leading me to get a tattoo for years, but my husband won't allow me to get one because he's affraid it will represent what the church calls "wordly." I've explained to him why I felt lead and try to reason with him. He is from a long line of what I call "the religious curse." He was raised in a strict southern baptist household where tattoos and piercings are considered to be evil and NOT a Godly example. I've already been through HELL over my nose ring since I got it 4 years ago. Since my nose ring I've been able to reach believers and non-believers. I'm touchable in the worlds eyes and have been told that it was the nose ring that drew them to me. How wonderful and what a confirmation for doing what God told me to do. I also stirred the leaders and members of my church because I am very active with our youth and nobody had tats and piercings, especially any leaders. Now you can't count the piercings or the tats in our youth [sign in to see URL] course I'm to blame!!!(ha ha) My 14-year-old daughter has piercings [sign in to see URL] to blame (ha ha). ANYWAY I'm ready to go one step farther, but want to stay under the covering of my husband. Without his blessing with the nose ring I would have freaked on some of those baptists. I'm 100% devouted to my one and only Father and want to REPRESENT!!!! Advice please!!!!
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Not that as CTA leader I can offer you truly any advice in this area as a stance to take or ways to convince people...]

yet I would simply say talk to your husband about it, you seem very close and ask him to go and talk with someone at your church about this if you feel so strongly about it.

if you dont feel that strongly about it, then I would just accept your husbands disapproval and look for others ways to show your love for tattoos.

Yet, [sign in to see URL] every choice bathed in prayer and trust God to show you the way through this.

If I am sure of [sign in to see URL] am sure you can be sure of that!!

Be blessed and I hope many blessings come from this journey through these [sign in to see URL] you and others!!

Keep loving tattoos and tattooed [sign in to see URL] ARE A LIGHT!!!\

Jayme
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My husband told me he would take me to get my tattoo. I could never do this without him behind me 100%. This tattoo I plan to get will stir things up at church,(old school southern baptist). But with my man behind me I'll be able to withstand this conflict. The Lord is good and His goodness and grace shall prevail. If He leads us to it He'll get us through it!!!
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