I’ve been considering doing something crazy for quite some time now. Not like straightjacket crazy, but definitely get you some weird looks busting up into church. I’ve been considering getting a tattoo. Actually, I want a bunch.
I’ve got a few ideas. I want to get an anchor (wait! Before you judge me for being trendy, let me finish), that has one side in the shape of an infinity symbol. I would send you a picture but it would be stolen and used just as I have stolen it from someone else.
The one I really want is a roaring lion on my right forearm. I think it would be bad to the bone and it has a ton of personal meaning. Hosea 11:10 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars, Then His sons shall come trembling from the west” It’s a beautiful prophesy of how God’s son’s will come back from the west. From the sunset or their lives and dreams. It’s something to remember to be looking for the lost.
I want a tattoo of Louisiana over my chest. I want a Batman signal on my back. I want a tattoo in the shape of a cattle brand on my butt that says “property of _____.” After I get married I want to put my wife’s name in the blank.
Tattoos are such an emotionally charged topic where I’m from. It’s this set up that if you get a tattoo you’re no longer respectable. You’re doomed to be an outcast and someone that cannot make wise decisions. I think that is so sad. I wonder how often we let culture influence our decision of what we believe to be respectable and what isn’t.
My birthday is coming up. There’s a high likely-hood that I will be getting a tattoo in celebration of having made it this far. It’s also to give a symbol to what God has done in my life. We will see which one I get…
What are your personal views on tattoos?