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Getting my half sleeve


I have been considering getting a half sleeve tattoo for well over a year. I have finally found the artist that I want to do it and some of the struggles that i have come across is, is this against god's wishes. I know that there is a verse in the bible that references marking your body. I am new to being a christian, I love my new christian life and i'm eager to learn more but one thing i do struggle with is making sure this is not against gods wishes. I have decided to attend a new church, and i was told that the pastor does struggle with people getting tattoos. He doesn't like them. I also here it from my husbands grandfather thinks its horrible that a girl would get a tattoo. I already have two and I dont feel that getting a tattoo has anything to do with the relationship that i have with christ. The only thing other than the scripture of not marking our bodies is that it would probably be considered worldly?? But so is buying a new flat screen monitor and a new purse and a new outfit. I could keep rambling these things that run through my head but i will spare you the boredom. What do you all have to say on this??

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If you search through the blogs [sign in to see URL] will find this conversation happening over and over and over. Its a very valid question and struggle.

For my [sign in to see URL] would say that if your pastor doesnt feel he likes [sign in to see URL] he shouldnt get one. The question here is does it feel wrong to you or are you just worried about what others will approve of or not?

There is only one verse in Scripture that refers to tattooing and that is Leviticus 19:28. Pagans of that day were cutting their flesh and making marks on their bodies because of mourning for the [sign in to see URL] so to get the attnetion of false Gods. I do not think this pagan custom of the day has anything to do with tattooing today. To [sign in to see URL] before it says not to "mark your flesh" it also say for men not to trim their beards or cut the hair at their temples. It also say not to wear clothing made of mixed blend fibers (cotton/polyester). So if we were too live by these laws we must abide by all of them for God gave them to the Jews of the times as a [sign in to see URL] a part.

In the New Testament it doesnt say anything about getting tattooed. I say the argument (as my studying has brought me) is in Romans 14.

Each man and woman is called to live as they feel lead by God. We should nto judge what is right for others according to how God has called us to live. One man may feel it is ok to eat anything he [sign in to see URL] man may feel he can eat only vegetables. We are all gonig to be judged by God and lead by God. So lets love one another and all of us seek out Gods leading for our decisions and our lives.

For the [sign in to see URL] scriptural and accurate and thats my stand.

I wish you many blessings on seeking out Gods truth on this issue. I pray you find your way well. Yet above [sign in to see URL] the decisions according to how YOU [sign in to see URL] the end of all things, when you are standing before [sign in to see URL] the decisions you make in Faith that [sign in to see URL] how your pastor felt. He wont be there to answer for your decisions.

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Awesome post Jayme!

I have gotten slack about my tattoos before; comments about me not being a "real christian" because of them, and some even calling it idolarty.

While I personally think some tattoos can be bad (mean, nasty or evil things, pagan symbols and such), I see most tattoos as personal expression and/or decoration that is no different than hanging a picture on your wall.

Some people will say things like "The body is a temple", well I just redecorated emoticon

Alot of conservative Christians love to take bible verses out of context and use them against us. I love to use this one in the defence of tattoos ...

Gal 6:17 - "Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of the Lord" This could be seen as saying Christian tattoos are ok emoticon

There is some great info on this website about tattoos and the bible - [sign in to see URL]

We all have a different relationship with God and a different walk with Him. Some may feel lead to abstain from tattoos and rock music and the like, others don't find a problem with it. All in all, I say do what you feel is right for you.

Good luck and God Bless!

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quote:

Heidarooo wrote:

I have been considering getting a half sleeve tattoo for well over a year. I have finally found the artist that I want to do it and some of the struggles that i have come across is, is this against god's wishes. I know that there is a verse in the bible that references marking your body. I am new to being a christian, I love my new christian life and i'm eager to learn more but one thing i do struggle with is making sure this is not against gods wishes. I have decided to attend a new church, and i was told that the pastor does struggle with people getting tattoos. He doesn't like them. I also here it from my husbands grandfather thinks its horrible that a girl would get a tattoo. I already have two and I dont feel that getting a tattoo has anything to do with the relationship that i have with christ. The only thing other than the scripture of not marking our bodies is that it would probably be considered worldly?? But so is buying a new flat screen monitor and a new purse and a new outfit. I could keep rambling these things that run through my head but i will spare you the boredom. What do you all have to say on this??

Thanks so much emoticon



Hello!

Elsewhere on this site, SavedByGraceAlone says:

"if the ink that I get is a service to those around me, then I feel that, as someone who has been given a love for tattoos, I am almost obligated to get the ink."

So do you have any comment?

Take care.




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