I am a Mexican-American and I practice the Catholic faith. I have much respect for Our Lady of Guadalupe. I recently saw a huge tattoo of her. For some reason it bothered me. I am not sure why.
How do others feel about tattoos of Jesus, Mary and the Saints? Does anyone know the official church teachings on this?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Amaranth361 at 3:34 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
I don't have a problem with religious tattoos, in fact I have some (not Christian). Some people interpret Leviticus to be saying that one should not get tattoos at all, others interpret it to be saying that specifically tattoos in memory of anyone who has died is forbidden. I am not sure if there are any other verses that restrict the use of images of Jesus or religious figures.
Answer by nysa00 at 3:39 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by OneToughMami at 3:58 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:32 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:55 PM on Nov. 6, 2009