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    Are "Tattoos - an unholy desecration of your body"

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    Sounds funny but that's EXACTLY what my Mom said.
    Word for word. (therein lies the mystery to how I turned out)

    HOWEVER - while believing that tattoos are sinful she DOESN'T believe that ear-piercings ARE (though they are essentially the same - altering and "improving" your appearance to be more appealing, etc)

    Yes - this means she thinks my husband's a horrible person and she believes this about me though she doesn't YET know i have a tattoo!

    So - those of you who are religious or not - what are you views on that thought process?
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    In the Jewish faith, it is. You are to leave this world the same way you came in (although I do need to ask exDB about piercings...Hm )

    But, I don't believe so personally...Guess I'll be a bad Jew!
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    Ok - cheesy religious joke time!
    *ahem*
    That means you will just be Jewish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Sponge View Post
    Ok - cheesy religious joke time!
    *ahem*
    That means you will just be Jewish
    hahaha I get it!

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    So I've heard!
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    I think it's all the same. I am an Atheist, so the religious aspect does not come into play with me. But, someone telling me that it's a desecration to have the tattoos I have, while they have ears pierced, hair dyed, or other changes to their body other than the way they were brought into this world, is a bit hypocritical.

    I don't care one way or the other as long as people don't approach me and say something along those lines about my tattoos. It has been done before, and at those moments I am not against bringing to the attention of the accuser that they are not as righteous as they believe themselves to be.

    I don't see anything wrong with someone believing it to be wrong, but it's the approaching others and informing them of how wrong they believe them to be, that really bugs me. To me, what you do with your own body, is your business. The same goes for my own.
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    Boy I hope not. I got one 2 days ago

    Oh well.
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    No. It is an unholy desecration of my peace of mind to have that spouted at me repeatedly.
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    theres a verse in Leviticus that says not to make cuts to your body or markings. Thats in the OT, though. some people say that doesnt apply to us now.
    i personally am not convicted about it...i have piercings and a tattoo.
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    My grandpa wouldn't let my mom get her ears pierced when she was younger, she had to wait until she was an adult... lol
    He also told my sister she's going to hell for her tattoos/piercings. He doesn't know about mine




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