"At our church, there are several with tatts, including several middle aged women"

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Does it surprise you? "At our church, there are several middle aged women with tatts"

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  1. Yes, it does surprise me

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  3. I find it difficult to admit my thoughts

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  1. farouk

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    Hi Angel! back a bit you said this:

    Good comments about the primacy of one's personal testimony, BTW!

    What I was wondering about asking you was, while I agree with you about tattoos being part of the younger generation, have you particularly noticed also a rapid rise in women of the somewhat older generation getting them, also?

    If so, maybe this shows that tattoo equality has truly been achieved, including now for a generation of women who in their youth did not participate in the way that many of today's young women do with confidence, if this makes sense?

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    While I was getting my sleeve done a woman in her late fourties got a tattoo on her foot...
     
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    Angel: Doesn't surprise me one bit, does it you?
    Blessings.
     
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    Yes, well, although a tattoo is by nature 'permanent', it's not necessarily set in stone because even tattoos that people like, might sometimes need some extra pigment or color added after a few years. Sometimes a good tattooist can subtly de-emphasize some aspects of an existing tattoo and change it into something else. For example, a Christian lady with an ex-bf's name, say, 'Bill', might choose to get the 'Bill' changed to 'Bible', or something; a good tattoo artist can often be capable of doing it.
     
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    (Pause for thought: ) Okay so Christmas! Christian tattoo designs should not be seasonal, because being permanent they are (potentially at least) on view the whole year round...

    Safer with something such as <>< ....

    Blessings.
     
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    No one will stop it becoming more and more widespread among the more mature generation of women, will they. Blessings.
     
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    kiwidan, Angel: seems like both of you have gotten tattoos in the past that you now regret, but it was more the designs that you regret, rather than tattooing itself, right.

    Blessings.
     
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    That is correct.
     
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    Angel: (replying here because maybe it's more topical).

    Yes, there is something rather special and personal about wanting to keep going back for more experiences with the needle; and now also going to the tattoo parlor is a complelely womanly activity; tattoo equality has definitely been achieved. (Personally I think this increases the potential and scope for faith based tattoos, in witness.)

    Sound like you have a few earrings put in, too, anyway.

    Of course, for the believer it's the inner person in faith and holiness that is the most important to cultivate. (I'm sure you'd agree with this, too, Angel. :) )

    Blessings.
     
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    Kind of, Don't shoot the medium, if you don't happen to like the message...
     
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    kiwidan you have heard the saying dont shoot the messenger ? if you dont like the message?

    Farouk is just playing with the words a little... In this case the "medium" would be what the tatt was on.... as in a person

    Some artists use canvas as a medium... some use wood..... some use big billboards... video could be the medium used

    More or less confused now?
     
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    reba, kiwidan, Angel, and other friends: I guess the medium is the tattoo... the message is the design... :)

    Just because some tattoos say: 'I hate *#*', doesn't mean that all tattoos are bad. Conversely, someone antagonistic to Christianity who might strongly dislike a Christian fish sign on a wrist, etc., can't pretend to dislike it because tattoos are supposedly bad.

    (And so forth...)

    Blessings.
     
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    Although tattoos sometimes get a bad press, the fact that a lot of Christians of a more mature age are getting them, including many women, often in faith based designs, does kind of suggest a clear distinction between the content of designs, which may be good, bad or indifferent, and the practice of tattooing itself, which I guess is kind of more neutral.

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    reba: Thanks for clarifying my lack of clarity on a subject I thought I knew more about that I apparently did. :) Blessings.
     
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    kiwidan: What would you think for example of a Bible ref. 'John 3.16', etc.? or grandchildren's names or birthdates, that many, more mature women get? Blessings.
     
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    Sounds like you definitely regret that one, anyway!

    Often, when somewhat older people get their first tattoos, it will be as a result of long reflection and planning and so for example if grandmothers get the birthdates or names of their grandchildren, or something faith related, it's often that they will have no regrets at having become tattooed.

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    I see! :)

    Well, in contrast, if the many grandmothers that I mentioned get their grandchildren's names or dates of birth tattooed, as is increasingly widespread, they won't cease to be their grandmothers, right? this is why many, the more mature women that are confidently starting to become tattooed with such designs, or with faith based ones, tend to do so with deliberation and without regrets about their tattoo parlor visits.
     
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    PS:
    This might work for some ppl but for others even a few visits to a lazer specialist can leaves the skin looking a mess. You might find it better to adapt the tattoo design into something else.

    For example, a woman with a tattoo of an ex-bf name called 'Bill' who is converted, might prefer to have it re-tattooed it into 'Bible', etc. Blessings.
     
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    kiwidan: So do you think a Christian fish sign <>< is not abstract enough, maybe?

    Blessings.
     
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