Tattoos and parenting

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  • #2011

    LiveAndLaugh
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    Do you have tattoos? Would you encourage your child to get tattoos because of your tattooed state?

    What about these fake tattoo sleeves?

    #2013

    atheitis
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    Well if you are religious and a Christian then that would not be a good idea and the Bible specifically states, “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:28).

     

    You could condemn the kiddies to hell/

     

    Anyway, what you are proposing is child abuse.  It the child is 18 and wants to disfigure his body them let him decide.

     

    #2017

    jes92
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    That is silly, I believe in God and pray to Him etc, but I also have tattoo’s. The Bible was written millennia ago in a time when only criminals and royalty got tattooed. In this modern age, tattoos are becoming more and more acceptable. Having a tattoo or piercings does NOT mean you are any less of a ‘Christian’

     

    The only part I agree with is waiting until the child is 18. And even then it is risky because they often choose something that is ‘cool’ at the time and it’s only a few months until they regret their choice. Let them have an idea of what they want and make them wait a year. If they still love that design a year later then they probably won’t regret the decision to get one.

    Don’t force them not to get it because that’s when stupid kids go behind parents backs and get stupid tattoos just to spite the parents.

    #2021

    atheitis
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    Jes92

     

    Well you are  the first Christian I know of who openly calls the bible silly as the bible is vary clear that tattoos are verbooten..  Obviously you pick and choose which parts of the bible to use to make up your own version of the Christian religion.  But don’t worry, there are more than 30000 Christian cults, each with there own interpretations, so I am sure you can find one that fits you lifestyle and preconceptions.

    #2023

    ScottD
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    Surely the issue is, as Jes92 suggests, more one of the ability of the child to make a wise and informed decision about a permanent body-modification rather than a dissection of bible verses? That said, any decent professional tattoo artist would make sure that they’re not tattooing a minor.

    #2031

    MelGMc
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    The verse just before that states You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard (Leviticus 19:27) – I don’t see a lot of beard growth around…. ” Obviously you pick and choose which parts of the bible to use to make up your own version of the Christian religion. ” Seems like some picking and choosing going on there

    #2050

    Chazz
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    Well said MelGMc, I have 3 Tattoos, all 3 representing something very special to me, and I have a 4 month old baby who i adore to infinity and beyond. Yet I will never encourage her to get a tattoo (obviously when she is old enough), as personally I feel that it is something you need to feel connected to. If at the age of 18 she feels she wants one I will not stand in her way. I am a firm believer in God and my faith is strong, I do not for one minute feel that God loves me less due to my body art. I do respect the opinions of those who are not into Body Art a.k.a Tattoos, but referring to the Bible when ever the topic of Tattoos is brought up is rather biased, as Im sure there are 1 or 2 of the things in the bible which also forbids man NOT TO DO, that is being carried out in ones daily life. No man is pure and unsinned, therefore we go to church.So answering the question, Yes I do have tattoos, But I would Not encourage my child to have one because of my tattood state.

    #2397

    Tallie
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    Hi I am a Christ follower and I have two tattoo’s. As for the scriptures that are quoted so many times out of the bible I have the following to say, A.) my one tattoo is a bible verse and as far as I am concerned the word of God is not dead so I do not have the markings of the dead on my body, and if you really want to become technical about it read the rest of the verse you will relies that men should never shave and woman should not wear makeup or pierce their ears… B.) The verse that our bodies are the temple of the Lord well don’t you have banners in your church is the walls bear? and C.) When exactly did God make you second in charge and given you reign to judge in His place?

    As for the kids my husband and I both have tattoo’s however we feel we will not allow our kids tattoo’s till they 21 and out of the house as then and only then will they be in a position to take a life long commitment as it is a huge diction.

    #2398

    ScottD
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    Great response, Hello Sunshine. :)

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