For the record, I don't have any tattoos staining any part of my skin. I always thought of them as painful, permanent and tacky. Tattoos used to symbolize someone's time in the military service. Now, they are commonplace.
But are tattoos merely a matter of taste? Is it possible that there is a redemptive, missional use for tattoos that I may have completely overlooked?
This article from the Columbus Dispatch got me thinking.
"We want to speak the language of the culture," said the Rev. Nathan Feathers, 26, a pastor at the CrossLink church in Grandview. "Our culture speaks in tattoos. That's a great way to speak about God."
Rev. Feathers may have a point here. Take a deep breath, count to ten, and then post a comment and let us here at The Point know what you think (after reading the article from the Columbus Dispatch).