Three years ago, when I was 18 I remember wanting a tattoo badly. I wanted a song lyric from the band, Hillsong that said, “His love never fails” in cursive on the right side of my shoulder. I told my brother and he was asking why I wanted it persuading me not to get it. I disregarded his opinion and scheduled an appointment with my friends who wanted to get tattoos as well. I told my mother the day of and she started crying telling me not to get it and said “your body is a temple” and all that trying to persuade me not to get it. That actually changed my opinion because she started crying and I could tell she was really trying to dissuade me from getting a tattoo. Luckily, I listened to her and my bother and ended up not getting one.
I feel that if I have one now I would regret it. Even though it was a quote about my faith, I don’t need markings on my body in order for me to show my affections for God. I can do that in many other ways.
The body is a beautiful structure and bare skin is beautiful untouched.