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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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    My wife and I talked to a young lady with the whole wording of John 3.16 tattooed on her wrist area; it was her favorite Bible verse and mine also.

    She seemed to have been very determined.

    Before she ordered the ink injected in that design, I can imagine the soul searching that she must have experienced.
     
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    Probably you would vote more strongly for the bondservant pierced ear, I think...
     
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    @Heart2Soul FYI, did you see the recent posts on this thread and the poll?
     
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    No just seeing it. I don't get what your saying....sorry
     
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    I guess it was another way of asking, Have you followed the discussion?

    I guess 'No comment' is also perfectly valid. ('Rather not say' is even a poll response option... :))
     
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    I believe that both genders are equally suited to serve God in any capacity.
     
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    Regarding getting tattoos, it used to be a man thing, overwhelmingly, years ago.

    Not any more; there has been a sea change. This quote from the Bible Belt - that was reproduced also earlier - seems to me to speak volumes about how it has developed, doesn't it?

    forums dot thewelltrainedmind dot com
     
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    Oh....well both my daughters have them....I think about it now and then and then I decide against it.
     
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    So both your daughters? Yes, it's what younger women especially tend to do now, anyway. So would any of their ink happen to be faith based in its design?
     
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    No....girlie stuff....roses, butterflies...etc.
     
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    Yes, those are very widespread and sought after ink motifs.

    Were you maybe at first a bit skeptical / concerned when your daughters both became tattooed women?

    (Because it sounds like as if you afterwards became maybe more understanding of a woman's wish to participate in it, anyway.)
     
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    PS: When you have had your own thoughts about doing it, has it usually been around possible faith based designs?
     
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    Absolutely
     
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    Sounds like you don't like his tattoo designs so much...but he seems to have a lot more ink than you (so far).
     
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    Yes, well for some Christians it's more about embracing a pragmatic witness means that certainly works through its visibility.

    For others, it's intensely about the joy of receiving needled ink that denotes very personally meaningful spiritual truth, with some pain that maybe makes it all the more valuable.

    And for others - well, maybe a bit of both.... (Thoughts?)
     
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    I think many are curious or think its cool. .others probably have significant meaning behind it.
     
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    Yes, interesting...

    So maybe in your case, when you've at least thought about it, it's the idea of the significant, permanent spiritual meaning of the form of the design that you would receive through inking that would mainly attract you.

    While if you're honest as well you probably do feel it would be at least a bit cool and - let's face it - you're probably curious as well.

    While for your daughters it's probably the cool and curious aspects that would be preponderant.

    (If this makes any sense?)
     
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    Well, it's what adults - over 18 - of both genders typically do, right?
     
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    @GodsGrace FYI: did you see the most recent posts, above?
     
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