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Is your tattoo faith based?

Discussion in 'Fellowship Forum' started by farouk, Oct 15, 2018.

Is your tattoo faith based in its design?

This poll will close on Dec 29, 2018 at 9:01 PM.
  1. Yes

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    12.5%
  2. I have a tattoo(s), but it/they are not faith based

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No, I have no tattoo

    13 vote(s)
    81.3%
  4. No, but I would consider receiving a faith based tattoo design

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. No, but I'm surrently not sure what to think, whether I would get one

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    0.0%
  1. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    So is your tattoo (if you have one) faith based in its design?
     
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    (Poll added also.)
     
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    @APAK[/USER] : So in your globetrotting did any ink happen to be picked up on the way? (Just thought I'd ask...)
     
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    No..
     
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    Okay! ... (there's a No option in the poll also...)

    These days it's the ladies who are even more likely to get ink than the guys; so I guess it's not safe to assume that Mrs. APAK has never considered it... (maybe enough said, though...)
     
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    Thanks for those who voted in the poll so far!

    If you have not yet voted in the poll, please vote now!
     
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    FYI:

     
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    @aspen FYI: Hi, Sir; saw your tattoo comments a while ago; started this thread and poll recently.
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Cool thread -

    Shoulder tattoo of Benedictine cross
     

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    @"ByGrace" FYI, did you see this new thread?

    I saw this quote; I don't know if the person's observation would be accurate in your area?


    forums dot thewelltrainedmind dot com
     
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    I don't have any.
    My husband has 6 , he got them back in the 50's while in the army.
    He wasn't a Christian then, so none are faith based.

    I don't mind them on men...I hate seeing them on women though
     
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    Interesting; in the army days when your dh got all his it wasn't so widespread for women to get them; although now apparently 55% - 70% or more of parlor clients in North America are actually women.

    Apparently now also military spouses are an especially high demographic with tattoos, often designed in faith, family or patriotic themes; I guess at a certain level one can respect the strongly motivated reasons that they get them in those designs.

    I guess that it's probably a good thing that with his 6 you don't mind them on men.
     
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    PS: You mentioned Calgary on the other thread; Kristin Fraser is a noted artist in Calgary; this from her seems like a quotation from Psalm 46.10 (with the Rockies near Calgary as a backdrop):

    STRANGE WORLD TATTOO
     
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    Your own tattoo?
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Yeah, my neice drew the pic for me
     
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    Is she a tattoo artist? (talent in the family...)
     
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    Good verses, FYI:

     
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    Interesting short video about a Christian tattoo business; the owner explains his philosophy. There are also excerpts from clients; one from a young man who was referred to the parlor by his mother; another from a young woman drawn to expressing something in ink from Romans 8:

     
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    Tattoos are for unbelievers. God forbids them on His people.

    Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. (Lev 19:28)

    JOHN GILL'S COMMENTARY
    ...nor print any marks upon you;
    Aben Ezra observes, there are some that say this is in connection with the preceding clause, for there were who marked their bodies with a known figure, by burning, for the dead; and he adds, and there are to this day such, who are marked in their youth in their faces, that they may be known; these prints or marks were made with ink or black lead, or, however, the incisions in the flesh were filled up therewith; but this was usually done as an idolatrous practice; so says Ben Gersom, this was the custom of the Gentiles in ancient times, to imprint upon themselves the mark of an idol, to show that they were his servants...

    One only has to look at most tattoos to see that they have nothing edifying about them. So this is another worldly practice to be shunned by Christians.
     
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    Just beforehand in the passage it also seems to say about not trimming one's beard; do preachers shave? if they do, maybe they are backhandedly admitting that Old Testament Jews in the land under the law and New Testament Christians under grace following proven effective witness means are distinct.
     
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