“Christians With A Tattoo Is Not Taboo” seems to be the place that society has landed; especially within pockets of the Christian Community. As a Pastor a common question that I’m asked is “Should Christians Get Tattoos?” The answer to this question is an argument that has been debated thoroughly with people outlining scripture for both points of view. I personally don’t have a problem with tattoos; however I believe that we should always use good judgement, which applies to what we permanently tattoo on our bodies.
I got a tattoo when I was in college and it was relative to my Fraternity. Although, my tattoo is very appropriate and still relevant; at times I have considered getting something added to it, or over it. I have come to the realization that my tattoo represents part of my story and my journey so I have left it alone. (I personally wouldn’t get anything below the short-sleeve line… however there are some great-looking sleeve tats, just not my deal)
There are a lot of church staff members, worship leaders, youth pastors, senior pastors… at my church and churches around the country that have tattoos; some of which are evangelistic in nature and others are not. If you have never seen the Director of Service Programming at Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Mr. Ragamuffin Soul Carlos Whittaker’s LA Ink segment you should check it out here!
Times are changing, church leaders and church congregants have spoken and they’re saying: “Christians With A Tattoo Is Not Taboo!”
To Tat or No To Tat… That Is The Question? Share your thoughts/opinions! Do you have a tattoo?