Wednesday, January 18, 2012


When I came to know the Lord I wondered if God was against tattoos. I came to the conclusion that if your need for tattoos comes before Him or if you get tattoos that are against what He stands for then yes, they can be a sin (just like ANYTHING else you put before Him.)

That being said I do have a few.

I got my first tattoo when I was 15 years old. (My parents had no clue, I went in, said I was 18, no questions asked. This was 17 years ago.) It is a blue tear drop on my big toe on my right foot.

I got my second tattoo when I was 19. I wanted something to celebrate my new found relationship with the Lord. I wanted a visual reminder. It is an anklet of Jesus fish. It is black.

I got my third tattoo last year. I wanted something for the peace of Christ and to remind me of His promises. It is a dove in my favorite color, turquoise. It also has an olive branch in its mouth just like one of the doves Noah sent out. It is on my back, closer to my right shoulder.

I will admit, although I like the second, it is not very good. The fish links are not even, and most people have no idea what it is supposed to be. Not much I can do about that now (I know it can be removed, but it is very costly and still leaves a scar.)

The third is my favorite, I especially like the color.

I am pretty sure that I will not get any more tattoos. Especially since after getting the last one I really started to question the dye they use. I don't let my kids eat food with artificial dye and I also try to avoid them. Yet I now have dye permanently in my skin. Not sure if or how bad this is, but for now I am done.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any tattoos? Also did you think I had any?



Denise Punger MD IBCLC said...

I don't have one. I don't want one.

I never thought about if you had one or not.

Kevin Surbaugh said...

I have a tattoo of a cross on my left shoulder. It has a black outline and a red (IE: blood of Christ) interior.

Anonymous said...

I've always liked tattoos, though I don't have any. I appreciate them on other people. :^) To that point, I really like your dove. Wings on shoulder I find the most romantic of all types/styles.