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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. shnarkle

    shnarkle Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't surprised. There's not much that surprises me. I spent 20 years living in and around the San Francisco bay area, and those women could have sleeves, prison tats, all over their faces along with a few prominently placed gaping holes with dayglo painted bones thrust through with gold chains dangling crucifixes

    These were just tats about the size of a golf ball on their ankles.
     
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  2. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member

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    Folks should be different and have NO tattoos :D Everyone and their grandmothers has them now and, they do not a thing for me, what can I say? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  3. 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! :)
     
  4. amadeus

    amadeus Well-Known Member

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    Give God the glory for what you do have and don't worry too much about others who seem to be more concerned with their own comfort and doing their own thing than in pleasing God.
     
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  5. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Anyway, it's womanly now to do it; a lot of Christian women evidently do it confidently.

    Thanks for your comment.

    NB: Did you yet vote in the poll, above? :)
     
  6. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Sounds about right! (and @shnarkle 's comments invite a similar reflection).
     
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  7. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Mayflower Yes, definitely. @shnarkle even commented: "One of the churches I go to has three quite elderly women, all widows, who recently went out and got themselves tattoos." It's evidently something that people - seemingly especially women - of all ages can do from a definitely different mindset because the inking is interpreted as an an enhancing acquisition, anyway. You yourself can speak with some authority on the vastly different comparison, also.
     
  8. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Oh okay! :) so you do admit that a discreet bit of tattooing has become fairly mainstream (even among not a few Christians, perhaps especially as a fairly benign womanly enhancement).
     
  9. Prayer Warrior

    Prayer Warrior Well-Known Member

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    I agree that tattoos are a lot more mainstream. As for being completely benign to a person's health, that I can't say.
     
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  10. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    (Moved to the tattoo thread because of subject matter)
    @Nancy Yes, it's become a sort of rite of passage for both genders now at 18 onwards. (The days when only men had them done are long gone.)

    Hence the very strong demand for tattoo services. (Hence also the question of more Christians pursuing parlor work; and the poll question.)
     
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  11. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and while years ago a few ppl might have still thought that 'nice young ladies don't get tattoos', yet in fact today, speaking generally, it's exactly what many serious Christian students, preachers' daughters who are considering faith based designs and wanting to witness to their friends, homeschooling moms, etc., are likely to get. This is a fact.

    Hence the question of the wide demand for tattoo services. (Hence the question underlying the poll, also.)
     
  12. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Sabertooth
    My wife and I have seen it work, anyway, because Christian young ppl have proven willing to be inked as a testimony tool.
     
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  13. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    I saw a video with a talk which claims that the quality of ink used in tattoos has changed a lot in recent years.
     
  14. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Naomi25 Likewise, logically, the question of Christians working in tattoo parlors also arises...doesn't it?
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Ezra Hence also, logically, the matter of work in tattoo parlors could be approached via this passage, right?
     
  16. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Waiting on him So do you think she has gotten more accustomed to the idea of your daughter in theory doing tattoos for a living? (I don't think @VictoryinJesus has posted on this thread yet...)
     
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    Waiting on him Well-Known Member

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    She’s not to crazy about the ink, she just wants to support the girl like me.
     
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  18. farouk

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    @Waiting on him I guess there is some measure of recognition that, just as receiving ink — of which many Christian women avail themselves — has become a very womanly thing to do (whereas it used to be very much a man thing, almost exclusively), so also now giving as well as receiving ink has logically, by way of extrapolation, become a profession and conscious series of acts which a woman can confidently do.

    Once this logic has been grasped, then I guess some former reservations will likely diminish, right?
     
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  19. farouk

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    @Mayflower Don't you think that, while some tattoo designs are overtly faith based, others in their scheme of things can be used to help a wearer describe his or her life story, by way of testimony in some cases?
     
  20. Naomi25

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    Um. I'm not exactly sure how to say this, and I most certainly don't wish to hurt your feelings; never that. But...honestly, I'm just not sure why you keep tagging me into this thread. I think I've said more on tattoos etc than I've ever really had thought on, ever, and I'm honestly not sure what else to say. :oops:
     
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