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More Christian tattoo artists a positive development?

Discussion in 'Fellowship Forum' started by farouk, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Yes; positive for more Christians - preferably men - to train and work and tattoo artists

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  2. Yes; positive for more Christian men AND women to train and work as tattoo artists

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  3. No (includes: No!!!!!)

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  4. Not sure / rather not say

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  1. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Sabertooth I suppose that some Fundamentalists would want all women always to wear long, floppy dresses to the ankles, no tattoos, etc.....
     
  2. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all who voted so far in the poll!

    NB: If you have not yet voted in the poll, please vote now! :)
     
  3. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    PS: @Sabertooth Have you ever drawn tattooed figures?
     
  4. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Well-Known Member

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    Not so far.
     
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  5. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    I guess there's always a first time, then...
     
  6. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Sabertooth Your view is indeed widely shared by many Godly believers, right? and Nondenom40 just posted on another thread:
    And clearly as Nondenom40 says it's not just Godly men who receive tattooing.
     
  7. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Don't think she has commented yet; but that's fine!
     
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    I guess I shouldn't ask if you are for or against, right? more likely, yours is a benign neutrality....:)
     
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    I try to stay basically neutral. I'm not going to tell people what to think or what they should or shouldn't do about this.

    Honestly, though, I do cringe when I see a lot of skin covered by them because I don't think it's good for the skin, even though the dyes are not considered toxic. I would imagine these foreign substances could still interfere with the healthy function of the skin. I'm a pragmatist. What can I say?
     
  10. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Prayer Warrior Thanks for your response.

    I saw this quote, FYI:
    forums dot thewelltrainedmind dot com

    Anyway it's clear that many young Christian women - even more than men - expect to have it done now; often in a faith based design. My wife and I talked to a young lady with the whole of John 3.16 tattooed on her wrist area; it was her favorite Bible verse and mine also; and I'm sure other conversations have arisen as a result of her willingness to go ahead and receive the inking injections.

    A lot of Christians now seem, instead of fighting it, to embrace it instead or stay fairly neutral, don't they? (Many would probably regard it less as an act of daring than as an act of faith, if the design is faith based. I guess this is why some Christians wonder about the possibilities of working in a parlor.)
     
  11. farouk

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    When you're in church, among Christians you'll likely see others with tattoos from time to time; e.g., guys who have been in the military, Godly homeschooling moms, etc. They are hardly likely to worry about your tattoos, and I guess you don't need to worry about your tattoos, either!
     
  12. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's what so many ppl do now, anyway.

    FYI:
    forums dot thewelltrainedmind dot com
     
  13. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Mayflower Yes, it's hard to see a wholesome faith based tattoo, for example, as the same as cutting.

    Apples and oranges, isn't it?

    There is a strong demand for tattoo services and some Christians do consider parlor work.
     
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    I think only a small amount of tattoos would be used for God's service though. Most would be meaningless.
     
  15. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Mayflower
    There's such an infinite variety of designs...a proportion faith related.

    Also, a woman that is scared and angry and uses a razor on her skin in despair; ..... and a Christian woman who calmly and willingly receives a needling with a nice faith or family related design... involve two completely different states of mind: one is sad; the other can be wholesome and doesn't feel bad at all. (You would probably agree, I think?)
     
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  16. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't remotely surprise me...
     
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    Oh yeh. For sure. I can never see my tattoo as self mutilation. Definitely a different mind set.
     
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  18. farouk

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    @shnarkle It doesn't surprise me at at; it's become very much a womanly thing to do now (to think it used to be overwhelmingly a man thing, but not any more). Not only do senior women who have it done evidently see it as a way of retaining womanly style, a faith / family based design is also often the motivation. So I'm not surprised by it, were you surprised at first?
     
  19. farouk

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    @Prayer Warrior So do all tattoos really make you cringe? :)
     
  20. Prayer Warrior

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    Lol, no, only when I see a lot of skin that's been injected with pigment. :)
     
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