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I want your opinion on my tattoo ideas

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by Androxine Vortex, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Androxine Vortex

    Androxine Vortex Newbie

    I have two tattoo ideas that I want to get done but my friend has some objections to them. I've always loved reading mythology and love the old Greek epics. I wanted to get a tattoo of Hercules fighting the Hydra. I've also been a fan of Lovecraft's work and wanted to get Cthulhu doing a sort of meditation pose (sort of like a Buddha statue)

    My friend and I both enjoy mythological fiction and we see it only as fictional entertainment. But he says that since both of these tattoos have religious connotation with them that I should maybe not get them, despite him saying he enjoys Greek myth and H.P. Lovecraftian horror.

    I don't have any qualms about it but thought it wouldn't hurt to get more advice.
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  2. myst33

    myst33 Well-Known Member

    Czech Republic
    Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Do you really want to have pagan tattoos on it?

    Remember how sacred was the Jewish temple.
  3. Dave-W

    Dave-W Welcoming grandchild #7, Arturus Waggoner! Supporter

    United States
    I would not give any place to "gods" from another religion.
  4. vinsight4u

    vinsight4u Contributor

    United States
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2019
  5. ColoRaydo

    ColoRaydo Member

    This is not spiritual advice. Only practical.

    I don’t know how old you are but believe me, your interests will change, dramatically, as you age and mature.

    I went to a rough high school. In fact, just surviving there was a badge of honor. My friends and I were going to get flaming “V” tattoos to show where we came from. Only one guy did it. He couldn’t wait to proudly show it off on the other side of town. It was super cool ..... for about a month. He greatly regretted it a short time later. A 20, 30, 40 etc year old man with a high school tattoo looks pretty silly.

    I am very glad I don’t have the flaming “V”, or “AC/DC”, or “Ozzy Rules” or any other tattoo idea I had.

    Food for thought, that’s all.
  6. Tom 1

    Tom 1 Optimistic sceptic Supporter

    You might have a future partner who really finds it weird? People can have strong feelings about this kind of thing. It's subjective, but you shouldn't underestimate how strongly people can react if they feel something like this is just wrong.
  7. DamianWarS

    DamianWarS Follower of Isa Al Masih Supporter

    Do they give glory to God? (That's not facetious, it's your life, your story) if not then then you know the answer.

    Not everything needs to give explicit glory to God but make sure it doesn't give glory to something else ahead of God.

    Geek mythologies can easily be spirutalized and represent battles of good and evil which we can be used to reflect our own internal struggles (then ideally point to God in the end). That's just an example, don't just make something up to justify yourself but sincerely ask what are the values behind these images and do they honour God? They might... but it's your values so you need to figure it out yourself.
  8. Dkh587

    Dkh587 Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    Exactly my thought. Why would you want the gods of the nations etched into your skin permanently?

    Don’t get any tattoos, no matter what they are.
  9. Original Happy Camper

    Original Happy Camper One of GODS Children I am a historicist Supporter

    United States
    Leviticus 19:28 King James Version (KJV)
    28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.
  10. Daniel Marsh

    Daniel Marsh Well-Known Member

    United States
    Leviticus 19:28 does not relate to tattoos in general, it speaks of a specific use of them.

    Leviticus 19:26-37 King James Version (KJV)
    26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

    27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

    28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.

    29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

    30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

    31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

    32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the Lord.

    33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.

    34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

    35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

    36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

    37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the Lord.

    take into account that there are 613 laws in the Torah alone.

    If you decide to get them, consider the point made about future spouse and if they will keep you from being hired somewhere.

    You could use them for witnessing by comparing Jesus to them.
  11. Mario David

    Mario David In GOD I trust Supporter

    United States
    sleep on the idea for a while and see if you still come to like it later. I personally wouldn't tattoo gods from other religions.