LDS, what say you about tattoos?
LDS, weigh in on this topic.
How do you feel about tattoos? Do you have tattoos? Did you get them before or after President Hinckley’s denunciations against tattoos? Do you have any regrets about the tattoos you have or do you intent to get more? If an LDS goes against this council from the Prophet, is it akin to drinking Pepsi or Coke, or is it the sure road to apostasy? Does being anti-tattoo or pro-tattoo have anything to do with your faith or testimony?
2004, a Brigham Young University media guide used the wizardry of computers to scrub tattoos off photos of their Brazilian basketball star, Rafael Araujo.
BYU allows students to enter with a tattoo, but getting one while there violates the school’s honor code.
Though some church members bear such body art, especially non-Americans, it is clear church leaders do not approve.
LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley called such permanent art “graffiti on the temple of the body.” Some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, though, have a hard time following that edict and logic. …[Read more]