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Is it wrong for Christians to get a tatoo? what are your opinions?

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    (Original post by Transcendence)
    If you want to look like an idiot, yes, a tattoo is a brilliant idea.

    I'm sure most christians are not idiots, so I think it would be wrong in most of their opinions.
    how sure?
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    I think it's fine! Let's say you got a cross tattooed on your wrist or something. If you ever think you're doing something against your religion I guess you'd look at your cross and maybe think twice.
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    (Original post by PinkyQT)
    True Christians take the bible word for word. You can't just pick and chose.
    Yeah, but if you wear jeans and cotton t-shirt, you are picking and choosing, because in the bible is says you can't wear two different types of cloth....
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    (Original post by SnoochToTheBooch)
    how sure?
    ~1%
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    (Original post by Jamito)
    I think it's fine! Let's say you got a cross tattooed on your wrist or something. If you ever think you're doing something against your religion I guess you'd look at your cross and maybe think twice.
    Or you'd look at it and wonder why you were so stupid as to have had it done. "Was I drunk? What was I thinking? It won't come off."
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    (Original post by Soph(:)
    Seriously, who takes the Bible word for word
    Yeah I'm just saying that the Bible says not to. So therefore I guess it is wrong for Christians to get one based on that surely? I'm not saying whether I agree with it or not, just looking at it from that viewpoint.
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    (Original post by Transcendence)
    If you want to look like an idiot, yes, a tattoo is a brilliant idea.

    I'm sure most christians are not idiots, so I think it would be wrong in most of their opinions.
    Why should people consider your opinion when considering a tattoo?
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    (Original post by Soph(:)
    Oh that's ridiculous live a little! If you take everything literally what kind of a life is that (i'm not specifically on about tattos)
    A life i would like to live :/
    Your entitled to your own opinions, taste and choice of lifestyle.
    And so am i
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    (Original post by Agenda Suicide)
    Yeah. 11th commandment states:
    "Thou shall not get a tat on any place on thine body."
    But does Apostles 15 not also say 'and yea, Elijah went to Canaan and got himself some sweet ink of like, a dragon or something, and the Lord was verily pleased.'
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    On a serious note, Coptic (Egyptian) Christians all get a small cross tattooed on their wrists as part of their confirmations. So I think they're cool.
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    (Original post by Retrodiction)
    Why should people consider your opinion when considering a tattoo?
    Why should they consider their own opinion? Mine is just as valid.
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    (Original post by Soph(:)
    Yes you can! I would consider myself Christian yet I haven't stepped into a church in ages as long as you have morals and are a good person it's fine. I can also say that I know nobody that takes the bible word for word!
    Is there much point in being associated with the Christian faith then?
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    (Original post by Transcendence)
    Why should they consider their own opinion? Mine is just as valid.
    well your opinion is just as valid as someone elses but when someone is considering doing something themselves their opinion is going to be more important to them than yours...
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    (Original post by boba)
    well your opinion is just as valid as someone elses but when someone is considering doing something themselves their opinion is going to be more important to them than yours...
    People who self-harm are usually considered mentally ill.
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    (Original post by ACollins)
    Yes it is wrong. Leviticus 19:28 - 'Do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the Lord.'
    The Bible actually says tattoo?
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    (Original post by Transcendence)
    Why should they consider their own opinion? Mine is just as valid.
    Valid in the sense that it exists, but an individual's decision-making process isn't going to factor in the opinion of somebody who has no relevance to their lives.
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    (Original post by Retrodiction)
    Valid in the sense that it exists, but an individual's decision-making process isn't going to factor in the opinion of somebody who has no relevance to their lives.
    See above post.
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    (Original post by Transcendence)
    People who self-harm are usually considered mentally ill.
    usually, but thats more to do with the reasons they are doing it and the mental state the person is then relieved to be in once it is found out not the fact that they are physically harmed. for example lots of people self harm because they find it to be some sort of "release" the fact that they need to go to the extreemes of hurting themselfs to do that suggests there is something seriously wrong to make them feel that bad that they can't deal with the feelings without a physical outlet. Or they might enjoy the pain which again suggests something wrong. Whereas a tattoo is for the ascetic outcome and any harm is an unfortunate nessesity to get there is not the actual point.

    Most women have their ears pierced and thats technically self harm if you class tattooing to be would you consider them to be mentally ill.
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    I like how previous kings got tattoos despite them being the head of the church lol.

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