posted on May, 31 2010 @ 06:57 PM
I'm currently working as piercing apprentice here in my home town and i absolutely LOVE it. I think assuming that people with body modification MUST
HAVE some sort of illness or are clearly lacking in the mental department is a bit uncalled for. I myself am currently studying for my Ph.D in
anthropology, minoring in religious studies with a focus on rites of passage and ritualistic modification, so it all goes hand in hand.
sure i have my issues, but i work everyday to get through them and take them for what they're worth, and learn from the experiences i have. Everyone
has their own skeletons. body modification is another way for people to own up to them and claim back what's rightfully theirs. We're raised in a
society with so many taboos it's not surprising people are out of their minds, body modification opens up another doorway for us to come back to
Piercings and tattooing have been around for thousands of years, and for me personally, as well as many people out there then and now it's a way of
expression that is ARTISTIC and SPIRITUAL at once.
My body IS a temple, why not adorn it in a way that I feel will honor my love of God Herself? I have 4 tattoos myself, i plan on getting more. They
are all spiritually oriented, an ankh on my side, the Lover's tarot card on my shoulder, a triple moon and the all seeing eye, which has been twisted
the same way the swastika has, on my shoulder. I plan on getting Yggdrasil, the tree of life as a 3/4 sleeve, i could go on.
I digress...no they are not a sin, unless you believe they are, I for one was raised Baptist, taught that tattoos were evil, and now even my dad has
one! and yes it's a Tasmanian devil holding a dove. To him it represents his inner demons and the peace he has found through his belief in the
Aside from that i do not believe in "sin" as the Christians see it. The only sin i can commit is to harm someone else, or myself. Neither of which
play a part in my life as it is now.
sorry for the rant!
-Live in Love-