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Faith-based tattoo: as a result of one, did you ever talk with someone? (Poll included)

Discussion in 'Fellowship Forum' started by farouk, Jul 28, 2020.

Faith-based tattoo: as a result of one, did you ever talk with someone?

Poll closed Nov 5, 2020.
  1. Yes, it has happened at least once

    10.0%
  2. Yes, it has happened more than once

    26.7%
  3. No, but it sounds like a good idea to start conversations

    20.0%
  4. No (including various permutations of emphasis...)

    40.0%
  5. Other/rather not say

    6.7%
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  1. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Mayflower Well, now, that one would have hurt.... :)

    Maybe this is partly why you chose a more 'sensible' (if I can use that term) placement?
     
  2. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Lambano Well, seems like now there are plenty of parlors up and running, right?
     
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    Do you suppose they could be replacing any dying assemblies/churches today? Are two or three always or even ever gathered together there in those parlors IN his name? [See Matt 18:20]
     
  4. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @amadeus Good point to remember; thank-you. Good to pursue the spirit of Acts 2.42, indeed...

    All the young people with Bible verses tattooed with whom I have spoken seem to have had them done for evangelistic reasons, anyway.
     
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    amadeus Well-Known Member

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    There a whole lot of pew sitters, who merely fill up space for a short period of time and as soon as possible hurry to do what they want to do. An hour or less out 168 in the week? Perhaps some do the same thing with the bodies and time allotted to them. It all belongs to God, the bodies and the time, as we are all only stewards. What does He expect or require of us? So many want to do the minimum and receive in return the maximum. They may not realize, or they may have forgotten:

    "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Rom 12:1
     
  6. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Ronald Nolette

    In the past I've mentioned to ppl that my wife and I talked to a young lady - one of a number of young ppl that I have talked with, who have had Bible verses tattooed - with the whole of the wording of John 3.16 tattooed on her wrist area.

    I can just image her having gone into the tattoo parlor with a great deal of joy in order to have the wording pumped in.
     
  7. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Rudometkin In summary, it's about the tattooee's strategic intentions in ever going to the parlor to have the Bible verse wording pumped in.

    (If this makes sense?)
     
  8. farouk

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    @Christ4Me So was this the first faith related tattoo on someone's neck that you had seen, so at first it surprised you?
     
  9. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Rudometkin So have either of you guys had any more thoughts about tattoos? or maybe it's on the back-burner for now...
     
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  10. farouk

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    @GodsGrace As distinct from the young ladies you recently talked with, I'm guessing that the lady in the photo, by her hand, is a little more mature in age than they were.
     
  11. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @FluffyYellowDuck There's something in any case wholesome about a simple, rugged stud. (Anabaptist or otherwise.)
     
  12. farouk

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    @Christ4Me So did he seem like he was open to more faith inking to help in conversations with ppl?
     
  13. farouk

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    @Heart2Soul Well, sometimes it does first of all take that little bit of extra confidence to go to the parlor to have an inking machined in, but once done, there's a ready made, likely effective witness tool.

    (Like this lady has: .)

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    Heart2Soul Spiritual Warrior Staff Member

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    That's a pretty one!
     
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  15. farouk

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    @Heart2Soul Yes, and I reckon that she might have hesitated a bit before she had it done, but - once all done - she likely was really pleased to have this witness tool. (Reminds me a bit of what @Mayflower said, really, about doing it; apprehensive before but really pleased afterwards.)
     
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    I don't think so. He did not mentioned it. I would think the crosses on the neck would be enough.
     
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    F, the image is from google...however, you're correct.
    She's in her 40's.
     
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  18. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    From back:
    @Heart2Soul Nice placement anyway, even if you don't do it in the end.
     
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    Faith-based tattoo: as a result of one, did you ever talk with someone?
    What about (1)faith based stealing or (2)faith based murder.....what about (3)faith based adultery

    I'm sure Robin
    Hood was into (1)....and
    men pray when the go to war (2)
    and when loving your neighbour spills over into loving his wife (3)

    so your argument about faith based tattoo's are equally invalid!
     
  20. farouk

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    @GodsGrace Yes, a lot of more mature ppl are doing it for the first time also.

    But it's really at the age of 18 or thereabouts when the profusion of first tattooing occurs.

    Like you said in different posts:
    It truly is what they do.

    I think I've mentioned that a young lady that my wife and I talked to had the whole of John 3.16 tattooed on her wrist area; her favorite verse. Because it's what they do at that age, and so she herself wanted her favorite Bible verse pumped in.
     
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