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I want to draw cross as my first tattoo! any restrictions

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13 hours ago, Debp said:

I am not a fan of tatoos but then that is me....I won't tell anyone else what to do.

Did want to mention this:  A former neighbor, a young lady, had her complete arms and legs all covered with tatoos!!  It really looked awful and I never understood her doing that.  Also, when people get older they usually gain weight....I think the tatoos will then stretch out of shape.

Also, there are some former gang members here in L.A. who are now getting their tatoos removed so they can find work easier.

 

No expert here.....but I hear tattoo removal is expensive and very painful.....would be nice if there a magic wand,but.......

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Just remembered this......I used to work at a truck stop.....open all night.....about 3am one morning some drunk guy comes in to use restroom.....above his upper lip was a tattoo.....it said , “ Kiss Me”........ he must have been quite the lady’s man.....lol....

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21 hours ago, Omegaman 3.0 said:

I guess it could be a conversation starter, but to me, my first thought would be "what an insensitive jerk to rub people faces in that"! Then from the specific, to the general - "I wonder if all Christians are jerks?"

Next, hang a sign in a butcher shop window:

Pork Rib Special - 20% off to all Orthodox Jews

wigs with long sideburns just sold out everywhere. 

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I would never get a tattoo as a Christian..

I believe the Bible speaks against getting tattoos

Leviticus 19: KJV

28"Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD."

 

Tattooing includes cutting and putting marks upon oneself..

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I personally am not fond of tattoos. There is Leviticus prohibition of Tattoos,  but as one astute commentor said that was a Forbidding pagan tattooes; a cross is a Christian symbol and so is not pagan.

Ultimately you must decide in your conscious if it’s ok before the Lord, “But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning.” (Romans 14:23).

Sure Paul is talking about eating, but his words encompass all doubts and convictions. 

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Hi Tattoos9,

The cross in it's various forms is a symbol of suffering and shame of God for the sake of all those foreknown and predestined to be saved out from the wrath of God for the sin of Adam. 

Wearing a cross, whether a piece of jewelry or a tattoo may be less such a symbol and more a statement about one's self. For that reason I suggest reading the word of the Bible, praying and thinking it through before spending a dime on a cross tattoo. Think through; does the design selected identify with Christ Jesus  who is God becoming man, dying for man, and rising again bringing victory over death  as the first of many to come?

Or is the tattoo just a tattoo to be placed on one's body to bring attention to self, and really away from our Lord Jesus who did suffer  the crucifixtion  death, and rose again,  and ascended to go  provide a place for those given Him  by His Father?

If the tattoo doesn't seem to  properly convey Christ is God, and by the cross He brought victory  over death, I wouldn't personally want to have it embedded in my own body.

Also; seems every corner strip center has a tattoo "artist" today. Most are starving artists for reason, they are poor practitioners of their trade, with no art knowledge nor talent. What they do is embed overly massive amounts of ink that continues to spread leaving a giant smudge instead of a design. If one is going to have permanent "art" make sure it comes from an artist. 

Pay the financial price to get a real artist, and consider a 3D tattoo by  someone of vast experience in making them, not just the kid around the corner next to the cigar tobacco and vaping shop, whose girl friend looks like she is his practice sketch board.

And once again,  is the design speaking of Jesus, or of self? If of self then I suggest not selecting it at all. For the cross is not about us, except that we also are to carry our own, a near  impossible duty. Even Jesus could not carry his own. It is a horrible burden of shame of God because of us, one designed by evil to bring us down.But one which has been defeated By Jesus.  It is victory of Jesus on the cross that  is to be cherished and not the stick, the tree, He was tortured on.

 To lightly take on a cross to one's skin permanently, no do not do that.- I think that should  come only after much personal reading of the Bible, praying and thinking.  

If you have a certainty of knowledge that you are saved, have experienced the specific call to you  from the Holy Spirit and are a born again saint in Christ Jesus, and still you want a tattoo that is personal and conveys the comfort Jesus brings in your own life, how about another design - come up with what says Jesus is Lord, God, and my personal savior to you, spend some real time on it as the work is not going to be erased easily if at all.

If you are not yet born again, do not have a awareness of that, perhaps it is best to ask  of God about Jesus and about your own need for salvation so that you may be with Jesus eternally  and not just have  a temporary  flesh wearing a cross design without any real understanding of the cross and of God his Son and the Holy Spirit.

May God bless you  in your considering and your study. May your decision be honoring of Jesus, as each of us are to do all things we do  to the Glory of God.

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