August 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
You’re looking at him: the last person on Earth to not have a tattoo.
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You assume to much to soon! I don’t have it, don’t want it, and see no earthly good for it. However, to each his or her own.
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Placing a tattoo on the body is a disgrace to God, who gave you your body in the image of Him.
Ink can be used for much better uses than making people look like they are in a freak show on a carnival midway…
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One thing that was missed here. The money that can be made is in the future, but not with babies, but with tattoo removal.
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I enjoyed your musings on tats…society has changed on this front. I do want you to know that there are others out there like you without tats – me included. It is interesting to see the way we express ourselves through the generations though – theoretically, greater expression and individualism is good. And while I choose other avenues to express my individualism, I have got to admire those who unabashedly embrace theirs with the permanence of a tattoo. As for the permanence of tattoos as a form of self-expression in future generations, well that remains to be seen. 20+ years from now we could see generations that expresses themselves in completely different ways…ways that make tattoos seem pedestrian.
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I do not need a picture of my dead mother on my buttock to remember that she was a good and decent human that left this earth too early for me. It is interesting that everyone that has made the decision to get a tattoo promotes themselves as having the right to express their individuality, but yet they still are conforming to the current trends of the masses.
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I would wager that if you got a picture of your dead mother on your buttock(s) then you didn’t think much of her.
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Maybe 40 years ago it was about expressing individuality. Now it’s all about conformity.
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I want to show my individuality. I was thinking a tattoo of an ipod. Whadya think?
I agree completely with phil. Its conformist these days.
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lol @ these comments
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You know, if I could be sure that the “canvas” wouldn’t slip more than it already has, I’d consider it…
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The current ‘trend’ is to look like a bigger freak and thug wannabe than the next guy. The ‘combo package’ is the Harley rider (complete with Harley ‘costume’ and doo rag) with tats, the giant ‘gauge’ holes in the ear lobes, nose, ears, nipples, cheeks and forehead pierced. Walking parodies…one and all.
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The bigger that you want to be, the smaller you must be.
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I don’t have one either Matthew. Never will. I see a dude in a convenience store the other day with giant Japanese writing on his leg. So you choose to get a tattoo and that is the one you get? One in a language you probably don’t speak, from a country you most likely have never been to? Is it just me or are 99.9% of tattoos just stupid or cliche?
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“When the faith leaders and church ladies openly sport ink, something’s changed.”
‘You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD”.(Leviticus 19:28)
I had a tattoo once many years ago. A Marine Corps emblem. I had it on shortly after basic training but had it taken removed 3 years later by a Navy corpsman. Knowing the biblical prohabition against it I am thankful it is gone. Its not that anyone is condemned for being tattoed but says something pagan about the pervasive mentality in America today.
Ouch. I have a tattoo (in small, neat writing) that is a foreign word. It is not a word that I believe anyone else has, and the meaning is quite personal. It is also a lovely story that I hold dear to my heart that I love sharing with others, and gladly do so when asked about the significance of this specific word. And though I have never been to the country that speaks this language, it makes up half of my heritage and signifies something I am proud to be.
For those of you who have chosen to judge so quickly using the bible, consider the other passages that state:
“Women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be submissive, as the law also says.” (1 Corinthians 14:34)
“But if … evidences of virginity are not found for the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones…” (Deuteronomy 22:20,21)
If you’re going to judge others based on one verse, you better begin gathering stones and shushing women in church. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Which, by the way, if you sin with one hand, you are to cut it off. So add something sharp to the list of things you should gather.
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