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Are Tattoos Sinful? Your Thoughts...

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posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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FU buddy. I am not sick. I am giving the same description here as the father did, those are not my words, they are his words, and they are also not my opinion of the events. His description was the child was crying, screaming and would throw himself into the floor kicking and screaming 'I want a tattoo daddy, I want a tattoo daddy', I guess this is an appropriate description of 'begging' to his father.

I know right from wrong, I would never let a child under the age of 18 get or give a tattoo, I do not excuse my nephew for his actions, I point them out to show an example of when a tattoo is sinful you idiot.

FU

edit to add: did you happen to read my words? You know, just after the statement that you insultingly call me a name for?

I said 'for some unknown reason, my nephew let a 4 yrs old talk him into a tattoo', IMO it was beyond stupid, there is no excuse for it, and his punishment is for the protection of the child and his siblings.

[edit on 1-6-2010 by space cadet]

[edit on 1-6-2010 by space cadet]




posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 01:37 AM
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nevermind actually

[edit on 1-6-2010 by jeasahtheseer]



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 01:43 AM
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There is no such thing as sin.
It's a made up concept.
It was made up to keep people in line.

If you aren't hurting anyone - do what you like.
If you are hurting someone - stop.

Again.
No such thing as sin.
Just people who hurt others.






[edit on 1-6-2010 by spinkyboo]



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 06:31 AM
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See, I was a little disappointed that tattoos are so common today, that mine might not be offensive enough! It does my heart good to see so many people saying how they are for people that "have emotional problems" and that they are gross and that they are typically on "criminals."

That was the look I was going for, so it is nice to hear that it still works on some people. I figure if people see me with my shirt off, they see my size, they see my scars, and they see my tats, hopefully they will decide to move on in some other direction and I won't have to choke them for getting in my way!

Just a couple of weeks ago, my buddy and I were at the beach with my wife and 2 kids and his girlfriend. He is totally covered in tats, I have several across my back and shoulders. He is an ex FSU defensive lineman, and I am a pretty big fella myself. A bunch of frat boys were playing frisbee and drinking about 20 or 30 yards down the beach. They got a little rowdy a time or two, but anytime they approached us, it was, "Sorry sir" "we're not bothering you guys are we" "you have very cute kids sir"


Tats, Muscles, Do-rags, and not smiling too much sure does go a long way in humbling your would-be annoyers!



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 08:31 AM
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ooops...sorry, links didnt work.

[edit on 6/1/10 by Demetre]



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 08:35 AM
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reply to post by Raustin
 


I have an ongoing relationship with our creator and have found that He is
very patient, loving and understanding of his children. I would not worry
so much about the tattoos or what they depict. I would remember though
that your likes and dislikes change over time and tattoos are expensive to
remove. I did meet a girl who told me she had a rose tattoo that has grown into a sort of a hedge.



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 09:26 AM
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God commanded the Israelites not to cut their bodies or to mark themselves in the OT. Many cultures at that time would cut themselves and rub ash into the open wounds during occultist rituals. God didn't want them/us to participate in those acts.

But that was the OT, the first covenant God had with man, with Christ's death and resurrection, we are under a new covenant with the Almighty and the NT says nothing about it. the MAIN point is, God doesn't want us participating in pagan worship or occultist rituals. Modern day tattooing doesn't involve this. What's it matter if a man has no tattoos and his heart is not right with the Lord? Will his absence of tattoos save him? Of course not. If a man is saved by the Lord and he has tattoos or gets another tattoo will he lose his salvation? Of course not, if we cannot possibly earn salvation by our works we also cannot possibly lose our salvation by our works.

It's something each and every person must decide, when a man is judged, it will be him and the Lord. What a man does in this life he is responsible for, if you still have a worry about it, seek an answer from Him in prayer.



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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send me U2U and we'll talk about it.



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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Well in some cases it's a sign of rebellion, humans need to feel cool sometimes or to appear harder in front of other humans.


On the other hand certain people have crosses tattoed.

In my personal opinion and I don't know the mind of the Lord. I think God would us rather keep our flesh clean of all engraved ink and keep it 100% pure.

These bodies are temples.



I myself don't have any tattoes, and wouldn't even consider it. Everyone decides for themselves.


peace.



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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It's debatable whether getting tats is sinful or not.

I've chosen not to get inked for logical reasons rather than moral ones:

There's a pretty decent chance I'm gonna end up on the lam at some point and I don't really see any reason to assist the authorities in identifying me.


ETA: It doesn't really matter to me whether they're sinful or not. I'm in no position to judge others.

TheAssoc.

[edit on 1-6-2010 by TheAssociate]



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:27 AM
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if you attend a church, i bet it has a stained glass window somewhere. or a painting, or other imagery that is meant to convey a message. the church is as well considered the 'house of the lord' and there seems to be no issue with beautifying it by filling it with art and music. (unless you subscribe to some extremist fundamental denomination.)

so if decorating the temple of the body is a sin, then so is decorating the church. sure it's done in the name of the lord, but so were the crusades. whats that they say about the road to hell being paved with?

stained glass is very expensive. the small stuff is relatively cheap, but the big ones (like in churches) go for hundreds of dollars per square foot. not very humble.

i wonder what maintenance on one of those old fashioned pipe organs goes for these days...



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 04:05 AM
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My personal view is that tattoos are a form of (body) art. I don't have any because I don't feel the desire to get, but I do notice some fascinating ones on others from time to time. I was brought up to see those with tattoos in a negative light, but I realised after talking with some who do have them that it is just an expression of art.

For anybody keen on getting one, I urge you to do the research first. It's not something that should be done impulsively and without considering future consequences. Understand that there will be people that will judge you when they view your tattoo(s) and this can work against you in certain situations. Also consider the cost and potential removal cost.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:09 PM
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gravykraken...

" stain glass "

Well that's why i said IMO.... I didn't say it's set in stone, and btw there isn't markings of satan and 666 and snakes on stain glass windows at real churches.

certain tatoos represent certain things.


to each his own is what i said. People make their own choices.

peace/.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:09 AM
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so saying god is going to punish me for tattooing myself? that sounds like a curse to me. you have no right to curse me you heathens all ye who worships the crosss haven't the concept of what they worship! the cross was a sign of fertility before it was a torture device. so who admires mutilation more? the love of mutilation and the admiration of self mutilation should be in the same religous practice. CROWLEY WAS RIGHT you are all the most biased children on the planet





posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 01:43 AM
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After my mum had a masectomy because of breast cancer, they built her a new breast using stomach fat and skin and tattooed a nipple on it so it looks a little closer to "normal".

I'll be sure to let her know she is of low intelligence and is "wearing her problems on the outside" next time I see her.




posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 01:08 AM
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The way I see it is that "to sin" means "to miss the mark". Personally, having some or a lot of body art has nothing to do with missing the point of life or living. That's simply ludicrous to me. Adhering to what some person says is the right or wrong thing to do without so much as a question, is ludicrous.
But, each to their own, I suppose.

I have to admit, they look better on some people than others, but it's a personal choice. People shouldn't be so anal over it.

Edit: I love the facepalm btw, cracked me up.


[edit on 6/6/10 by pretty_vacant]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by spinkyboo
There is no such thing as sin.
It's a made up concept.
It was made up to keep people in line.

If you aren't hurting anyone - do what you like.
If you are hurting someone - stop.

Again.
No such thing as sin.
Just people who hurt others.

[edit on 1-6-2010 by spinkyboo]


Applause!!! very well said!



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by spinkyboo
There is no such thing as sin.
It's a made up concept.
It was made up to keep people in line.

If you aren't hurting anyone - do what you like.
If you are hurting someone - stop.

Again.
No such thing as sin.
Just people who hurt others.

[edit on 1-6-2010 by spinkyboo]


Applause!!! very well said!



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 08:49 AM
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Originally posted by TheAssociate


There's a pretty decent chance I'm gonna end up on the lam at some point and I don't really see any reason to assist the authorities in identifying me.



[edit on 1-6-2010 by TheAssociate]




+1 Best answer so far


I understand your reasoning. Personally Im covered with ink so Im screwed from the jump.

Anyone who doesn't like tattooed people, believe that we are ignorant or criminals or what have you is fine, you are welcome to your own opinion.

I would very much encourage you to keep your opinion to yourself though, unless you enjoy getting punched in the face repeatedly.

You and your God are of no consequence to me.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
I used to like tattoos more when I was a teenager. Now that I'm older I can't stand people with many tattoos.


So you are saying that you are now less tolerant.

By the time you die you will hate everything eh?

Regards
DL



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