Bible Tattoos: Part I
There’s a lot of tattoos out there and even more Christians, but there’s not a lot of Christian tattoos, at least not a lot of quality ones.
It took some time to compile a collection of Christian carvings, tattoos with deep meaning of course but also ones that were well done. I’ve even included some of my personal compilation. It’s such a cool thing to see a ‘bridge in the gap’ with genuine believers who are tattooed, it’s just not expected and the unexpected is always more interesting. Another awesome oddity is tattoo artists who are Christian.
To a lot of people Christian tattoos sounds like an oxymoron. It’s not often that God and tattoos are involved in the same conversation and if they are it probably has to do with the book of Leviticus. At first glance it appears that Christians and tattoos don’t mix which would be a valid argument, except that only using the verses in Leviticus chapter 19 is taking things out of context. Tattoos, no matter your belief system, are a personal decision. At the end of the day it’s just you and your tattoo. So if you have peace about getting a bible verse permanently put on then go ahead, if not, it’s perfectly okay to remain a blank canvas. Bringing up scripture is not meant to spark some ‘should or should not’ debate on tattoos, plenty God talk can be found on my blog. It just so happens that scripture is what the tattoos in this article are based on. See if this Jesus ink spark something in your heart.
"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us"-Ephesians 3:20
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"But she said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in your weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ's power may rest on me."-2 Corinthians 12:9
"Jesus replied; "you do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."-John 13:7
"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Your works are wonderful, I know that full well."-Psalm 139:4
"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion, until the day of Christ."-Philippians 1:6
"For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His site. In love"-Ephesians 1:4
How blessed we are might not be the first thought looking at that last photo, the chiseled abs and smoldering eyes are a bit distracting.
It's important to remember why we shouldn't judge: "Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck that is in your brothers eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."-Matthew 7:1-5
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."-Psalm 23 verse 4
"For we live by faith, not by sight."-2 Corinthians 5:7
"He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."-Psalm 46:10
"His master replied, "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!"-Matthew 25:21