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Hello faith,

I’m a catholic I have two one next to the other, personally, put it where you can hide it for occasions. Forget the tramp stamps! get one lady like.

I had gotten mine while being a lapsed catholic, however, I’ve heard of men who have a small fish just below the right thumb, so that whenever they shake hands they will be recognized a christian, I thought that was cool.. but haven’t followed that notion.

Things they don’t tell you;
You will taste the ink in your mouth, you can be a allergic to some inks, may even get a headache.

As far as scripture;
There’s the mark of the beast on the forehead and hands, branded or tattooed it is an Ivy leaf, symbol of Dionysus, the Greek God of Wine, Parties, Festivals, Madness, and Merriment. (see 2 Maccabees 6:7)

however too much of a fun thing leads to ruin. Moderation is always prudent

Note from ‘Catholic Study Bible,’ NAB, Oxford, 2nd edition

Gal 6:17 Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

The marks of Jesus; slaves were often branded by marks (stigmata) burned into their flesh to show whom they belonged , so also devotees to pagan gods. Paul implies instead of outdated circumcision, his body bears the scars of his apostolic labors. such as flogging, stoning,

Rev 14:1 Then I looked, and lo, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.

these marks refer the indelible spiritual marks of baptism

Rev 19:16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, King of kings and Lord of lords.

Here is the symbolism of a mounted King, The thigh where their hung. from Psa 45:3 ‘Gird your sword upon your thigh, O mighty one, in your glory and majesty.”

Good luck with your decision, don’t get one because everyone else is, that always leads to trouble. If you do, Get one that appeals to you, something meaningful. Tatoos with a story are always topics of conversation.

God bless,