Tattoos

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  1. Servent

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    Read the thread on smoking. so what are your thoughts on Tattoos.
    I just got a new one by the way
     
  2. salzer mtn

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    If the Lord wanted tattoos on people they would have been born with them.
     
  3. wpe3bql

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    Depends.

    There are at least two OT passages that perhaps deal with this, one is negative--Deut. 14:1--and one is positive--Is. 49:16.

    Of course, both of them are "subject to interpretation."

    Then you have the same injunctions people have noted in my "Smoking" thread such as abstaining from ALL appearances of evil in 1 Th. 5:22, and the "whatsoever's" In Phil. 4:8.

    Any deeper theological insights on this, I'll not make. That's up to the more eminently qualified BB theologians. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Servent

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    My new one is on my forearm it"s there for me more than anything else, it say's DO YOUR BEST, TRUST GOD, AND NEVER QUIT ISAIAH 12:2 & 4
     
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    I don't see any problem with them. Just make sure if you want to get that cool Hebrew tattoo you check with a scholar as opposed to Google Translate.
     
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    I always ask people what the purpose of getting the tattoo is? Are you glorifying God or self or someone/thing else?
     
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    Isaiah 49:16 is not a positive statement concerning tattoos.
     
  8. Servent

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    just as a reminder
     
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    One of my co-workers has a tattoo on the back of her neck. She tells me it is the Chinese symbol for strength. I told her it was the same symbol at the Chinese restaurant for Kung Pao chicken.

    She replied, "Really?" :laugh:
     
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    but the main question - is it acceptable for BB members to get a tattoo of a RABBITS
     
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    You go first.
     
  12. Salty

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    Not authorized - I have never been the recipient of a Rabbit award.
     
  13. Rolfe

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    Well, cannot help you there. Not authorised to issue them.
     
  14. JonC

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    If witchcraft should be translated medication/drugs, then I suppose tattoos would be wrong in and of themselves as well (in exclusion to a pagan use...i.e., marks for the dead). I don 't believe this, and probably you'll find the same lines being drawn here (if we are all consistent).
     
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    If I ever catch a rabbit, I'm going to give it a tattoo!

    It will say: EVAN6589
     
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    U thank u've gut a hair's chance of gittin' 1???:tongue3:
     
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    They do have tattoo equipment for rabbits. :thumbs:
     
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    I say amen to that. But at the same time, to each their own! I wouldn't do it, but there are many things I do, that you and others would never think of doing nor want to do!
     
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    The only problem I have with them is

    1. How much money people pay to get them

    2. When tattoos are on people's faces.
     
  20. JonC

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    I've seen a tattoo of a rabbit where the belly button was....well....it was one of those tattoos I believe one would live to regret.
     

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