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Poll: Best age for first tattoo?

Discussion in 'Fellowship Forum' started by farouk, Apr 15, 2019.

Poll: Best age for first tattoo?

This poll will close on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:15 PM.
  1. Between 18 and 25

    8.8%
  2. Between 26 and 40

    26.5%
  3. Wait until over 40

    5.9%
  4. Never

    58.8%
  5. Even under 18 okay if local laws allow it

    2.9%
  6. Not sure / rather not say

    11.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    It's the parents' call, right?

    Maybe this is what your girls did also.
     
  2. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all who voted so far in the poll!

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

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    PS: It's a benign custom, anyway (as getting tattooed can be, also, when one is old enough).
     
  4. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @charity FYI...did you see the most recent posts, above?
     
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    @Lady Crosstalk I guess the many young Christian men and women, convicted with certainty that inherently conversation-starting Bible verse/witness tattoo designs will lead to many testimony opportunities, might well indeed regard the benefits of their to be tattooed designs greatly to outweigh any non-beneficial aspects, if you can follow my thinking?

    Young Christian men and women who decide to do it for these reasons, might well think they are exercising their freedom wisely.
     
  6. Lady Crosstalk

    Lady Crosstalk Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps so. :cool:
     
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  7. farouk

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    I guess to you, just about obliquely self-evident; but to the motivated Christian young men and women who may be about to do it, intensely so, no doubt! right?
    :)
     
  8. farouk

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    I answered!

    So tell us about yours... :)
     
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    @OzSpen FYI...poll & thread...
     
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    I nev showed my sons that I was struggling with what they were doing, it was an inward transition , and reaction, to them getting older and becoming independent. I didn't have really strong views about tattoos - I still don't.
    They thought it was quite funny that their mum, at the age of 50, was getting a tattoo - they thought it was ' cool ' ( think that was the in word at the time from my youngest son ) lol
    Rita
     
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  12. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    I guess they determined to do it confidently with no regrets more or less 'because they were men'?

    In a sense (belatedly, even? though belatedly might not be the word), you eventually likewise determined fulfillingly to do it confidently with no regrets 'because you are a woman'?

    :)
     
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  13. farouk

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    @Naomi25
    So many young men and women do it as a coming of age thing at around 18.

    I guess the fact of the poll sort of floats the idea that maybe this isn't the only age to do it and that maybe there is value to doing it - if done at all at a different stage of life.

    (If this makes sense?)
     
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    @quietthinker
    I guess that the young men and women who know that a Bible verse / faith based tattoo design is likely to occasion many witness conversations are getting inked in the confidence that it may be more fruitful to embrace the medium than to resist it. (If this makes some sense?)
     
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    @brakelite I guess that the ink designs both exemplify and encourage confident men and women who want to be tattooed, right?
     
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    Certainly. I have no doubt there are many people who are too hesitant when young but change their minds as they get older. Again, a pretty individual thing, I suppose. I just hope whenever they decide to do it, they choose a tattoo artist worth his salt..."no regerts"..! Ha! I don't think I'll ever stop laughing about that one!
     
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    No, not really. Most tattoos I see today look like the detention desks we had to sit at when naughty at school. Neat, meaningful tribal tattoos done in the proper setting in the traditional manner and with patterns that have centuries of tradition and genuine interpretative 'language' associated with them I fully understand. It is a matter of identity and roots. They tell a story. They are neat, orderly, and truly artistic, and they are real.
    But while I may appreciate them on those to whom they rightly belong, I have no more time for "Christian" tattoos than I do for "Christian" rock music..."Christian" pagan anything is hypocricy nd still pagan. Baptising heathen tradition makes it no more Christian than pretending my car is Christian because I took it through the car wash.
     
  18. bbyrd009

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    12 pages on tattoos? Srsly?

    Farouk what is the deal with you and tattoos, if I may ask
     
  19. farouk

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    Butterfly:

    So you remained strong until you, too, in time learned by life experience how tattooing could make you feel, right?
     
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  20. farouk

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    I guess some Christian young men and women might opt for a Bible verse tattoo in the spirit of Jeremiah 20.9, which you quote.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
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