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Poll - Tattooing: from male military and biker ethos...to viable witness means for both genders?

Discussion in 'Fellowship Forum' started by farouk, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Yes, I agree

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  2. No, I disagree

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  3. Not sure

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  4. Rather not say

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  1. 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! :)
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    PS: Don't forget that the poll closes on April 11...
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    So what do you think of Scripture verse tattoos? (proven effective in witness conversations...)
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @justbyfaith So is she doing better now? and has she mentioned her ink lately?
     
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    @Lady Crosstalk Appreciated your various, thoughtful posts on this thread...
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    PS: @Lady Crosstalk Any further insights, whether positive or negative, would be welcome.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Like I ,mentioned on another thread, tattoos on so many are becoming to look like the detention desks we sat at in school. I think a verse from scripture in the midst of all that mess would be lost in translation.
     
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    @Pearl FYI... another of my threads.
     
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    I was too late to vote. I would never get a tattoo but my son has several including a very prominent one on his arm which says, 'Only God can judge me'. He also has a Celtic band on the top of his arm and some design on the top of hi back and I think there may be another. He is not a biker or a military man, he is not a drinker or gambler either but a nicely brought up lad from a Christian home who doesn't really believe yet. He has them just cos he likes them.
     
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    Celtic armbands and back placements are popular, aren't they? So is your son married?

    Here in North America apparently 55%-70% or more of parlor clients today are now women, according to parlor statistics.
     
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    @Pearl PS: Sorry the poll just closed! (maybe I should start another...)
     
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    It's fine farouk. I only just discovered that some of your posts were invitations.
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    It's okay; in the past where a poll has expired I have sometimes started a different thread with a new poll.
     
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    @tzcho2 I guess when Christian young men and women get tattooed — as so many do — with Bible verse or witness designs, the fact that they are very effective in starting testimony conversations probably shows that these are embracing the medium rather than resisting it. (If this makes sense?)
     
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    I believe you said that previously. Personally , I do not think it is biblical to get a tattoo and it's an example of following after popular culture & fashion trends. Saying it's effective like you do- is a subjective at best & an anecdotal thing and changes nothing. But those who like their ink, will sell it however they can.
    For me, I didn't yield to peer pressure or follow popular culture trends when I was a teenager and I don't do that now. I'm taught by the scripture to be in the world but not of it. The bible tells us how to stand apart, be salt & light & how it is through how we live in community loving our neighbor that we give testimony, share the gospel, not by imitating fashion styles of what the unsaved do.
     
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    Thanks for your comment.

    My wife and I talked to a young lady with the whole of John 3.16 tattooed on her wrist area; and I'm sure other conversations have arisen as a result of her willingness to have it done. The tattoo is what so many young men and women do at around 18 and evidently many Christian young ppl wish to use the medium in witness. I guess I was simply glad to see a verse of Scripture which would be the subject of conversations with this confidently tattooed young lady.
     
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    Sorry but I see it as an over justification of tattoos & as a self-serving thing because you're enamored with it.
    I'm sure someone could for eg. do any number of unbiblical things in order to witness, they could dye their hair multi colors or red & white too to spark comment or interest,or conversation concerning Jesus. A person does not have to mark their body with permanent ink like the heathens do as the bible states, in order to do that. The fact is, it seems with some, inking becomes a fetish and I hope it is not a fixation with you because you seem to really want to push getting tattoos as a way to witness to give it a righteous quality and tattooing is not what is in the Bible for Christians to do to witness.
     
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