I’m not Catholic… but I would like to weigh in. I do agree with everything you’ve said. I have 4 tattoos (2 of them are the Solas with the plans to get the other 3 Solas tattooed).
As a topic of conversation, I get that a lot actually. I am pretty shy about my Faith but answering questions about my tattoos seem much easier and give me a chance to talk about it (to those who ask, of course).
I have had some silly questions (so get ready for those, Faith, if you do get them) regarding whether my church lets me in the door knowing I have tattoos (serious question, I’m afraid) – I just tell them that my tattoos are in Latin and I couldn’t have spelled it correctly without my Pastor’s help (which is true!).