I Dare You to Get a Tattoo
There are many reasons to get a tattoo… as well as many reasons not to get a tattoo. I don’t want to spend my post trying to convince you whether you should or shouldn’t get a tattoo… it’s just my dare. (we are playing Truth or Dare aren’t we?).
So I dare you to get a tattoo…
… but don’t get a tattoo just because I dared you… that would be… well, stupid.
However, may I tell you a couple reasons why I get mine? It might make you look at tattoos a bit differently.
1) God is the creator and artist of my life. He has designed me… and continues to draw, cut, paste, kiln, paint, and shape me into His masterpiece. And if you are a child of God… He’s doing the same with you. Why? He wants the world to look at us and see Him. My tattoos are a creative, colorful, story of my life that ultimately points to God.
2) It’s permanent. I know that is one of the biggest reasons people say they don’t get a tattoo… and I understand that… but permanency is something our society lacks. We are so temporary. Marriages. Love. Jobs. Relationships. Health. Money. Strength. Friends. Hair. They are all sadly temporary. Permanent things are “fading” away from the forefront of our culture… and in a society that is so temporary… I want to be reminded of the permanence of certain things. Death.. Heaven. God’s love. My Past. My Future. Why? Because when we forget the eternal (which is permanent) life can get pretty messy. When I’m reminded of the permanent… my decisions are easier… and generally “better”. These permanent things show who I am… the things that I stand for… and who I am becoming.
Skull – I was dead. Cold. Colorless. Ugly. Scary. Arrogant. Selfish.
Star of David – God touched my mind and my life. He protects me against me… and He is transforming me from the inside out.
Man Tree – I am now alive. Growing. Colorful. Strong. Looking toward Heaven for guidance. Sometimes the world tries to hurt me and wants to chop me down. Sometimes my own decisions hurt me which results in damage (broken limbs)
Alien Planet Background – Earth is not my home. Life on earth is short. My home is with God. In heaven.
I constantly want to be reminded where I came from… who rescued me… what He gave me… who I am becoming… and where I’m going. I want others to know the same. My tattoos are “preaching” my life mission… “to love God and give him away.”
My tattoos are permanent, custom, meaningful, creative, and artistic messages that I take with me everywhere I go.
Come to think of it… it’s about time to add to my artistic story. Someone please dare me to get a tattoo… and send a little $$ to help.
Why do you get your tattoos?