A young lady that works at a restaurant I frequent was on my list of women I would like to introduce my son to. We are getting desperate to get him married. This young lady seemed to be a really nice person. She had a good attitude, worked hard and seemed to go the extra mile. In my world of “should have been” I could see me introducing her to my son and a spark igniting. A guy can dream, can’t he?
My dream was shattered the other day. Why? She got a tattoo. I am not rejecting her as a person. She still seems like a great human being. She is still off my list.
Is she a different person now that she got a tattoo? No. She is the same person. It is just that I see her more clearly now. There is something in her personality that wants to conform to current fads enough that she is willing to permanently disfigure her body. I understand that a tattoo doesn’t prove anything evil. It could just be my personal hang-up. Got it.
On the other hand how do I deal with this?.
(Lev 19:28 KJV) Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.In the NASB the word “marks” is “tattoo.”
I may have to live with nose rings, but tattoos send a message I can't ignore.
homo unius libri
Nose rings denoted that the wearer was a slave. Cuttings and tattoos were done to show grief. Why should we expect the Lord to okay it for "art's" sake?ReplyDelete
That brings up a whole series of posts needed on what "art" is. Most of what we see isn't art so I guess tattoos might qualify.Delete
Now that you mention it I don't remember any references to men wearing nose rings in the Bible.
Grace and peace.