Poll: Respecting her tattoo wish

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Should Christians respect a woman's wish for a tattoo?

Poll closed Sep 28, 2012.
  1. Yes

    71.4%
  2. Umm...not sure

    14.3%
  3. (Rather not say)

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  1. farouk

    farouk Member

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    Hi Sparrowhawke! Yesterday the preacher mentioned Romans 14 and referred to respecting other people's sensibilities (the idea of personal Christian liberty, is also clearly in the passage). I guess I see your point more clearly than I did before. Kind of, use it, discreetly, maybe, but don't flaunt it.

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  2. Sparrowhawke

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    Yep. It's not something to make a big deal about but more so something to be considerate about.

    Thanks, farouk. For saying this.
     
  3. farouk

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    Guys, I guess that another aspect of the discussion is that, even in states that allow it, I'm surprised at how many young people under 18 are given parental permission to get tattoos.

    To me, whether an adult at over 18 wants to do it is one thing; but under 18s? I know people mature differently. I guess it kind of surprises me that 16- or 17- year olds are given permission to have it done.

    Among US States the regulations are not the same, although I think they are basically similar among the Canadian provinces.

    Does it surprise people at all that moms and dads prove willing to sign for tattoos for under 18s in states that allow it?

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    Not in the slightest.
     
  5. farouk

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    Hi Sir; I can understand your point of view, since in your mind strongly you associate the ink and placements you got with the time before the Lord saved you.

    So yes, I can certainly respect your personal journey, and your reasons. Blessings.
     
  6. farouk

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    You're not? I guess you mean, that their moms and dads are probably tattooed already? so they wouldn't mind.

    I think it's sensible to wait, and encourage others to wait until at least 18 so that they know their own minds and can make an informed decision when they are at least acknowledged as adults.
     
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    I mean that lots of people feel the need to be cool or a friend to their child rather than actual parents and examples.
     
  8. farouk

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    Yes, well, it may be the case that sons and daughters of parents with tattoos will choose to go under the needle themselves, when they have reached maturity.

    My own ethical sense would suggest that, if they are going to make this choice, they should be given the opportunity to reflect on this first as adults, which is why I really wonder if letting under 18s do it is sensible.

    This is from Ms Jamie:

    Re. Ms. Jamie's comments here, I don't have a problem with her having gotten several tattoos, as she says.

    I don't have a problem, either, with the possibility of Ms. Jamie's daughter deciding to get tattoos also, later.

    But I do question, with the situation that 'half the high school is tatted up', whether under-18s are really in a position to reflect on doing it, before they are 18.

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    I feel like the wise choice would just be to not do it at all.
     
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    This may well be a reasonable comment for situations of many people. With regard to the context of the immediately preceding posts, waiting until 18 would in any case give young people the opportunity to be tattoo-free until they are recognized as adults: it's a decision that should really be seen as one for men and women deciding to do it, or not to do it, as adults.

    (I have the sneaking feeling that letting under-18s do it, even where the law allows, is not being fully fair to young people who are not regarded fully as adult men and women.)

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