A Marked Man: Should Catholics Get Tattoos? The Catholic ...

I am a Catholic and have two tattoos. The first, which I received at 18 years of age, is a cross on a shield. I got it because I was surrounded by non-christian friends, and realized that I had a hard time professing my faith in the midst of disbelief. ... let us hope, by the teachings of the Church and the life of Christ (among other things ...…

Are tattoos suitable for Catholics?

When your question on the subject of tattoos was proposed to me by the editor of the TIA website, it came to my mind that there is a certain similarity between the effect of tattoos on the body of a person and the effects of the Sacraments on the soul of a Catholic.…

Body Piercing and Tattoos - Catholic Exchange

Sep 17, 2004 · Depending on one’s culture and because we should not serve as a stumbling block for fellow believers and prospective believers who may be scandalized or otherwise alienated (cf. 1 Cor 8:9), a Catholic may have additional reason to refrain from body piercing and tattoos.…

What is the church teaching regarding body piercing and ...

Sep 26, 2009 · What is the church teaching regarding body piercing and tattoos? By Fr. Joe Scott September 26, ... Piercing and tattoos could put you at risk for HIV as well–so be very careful and only go to reputable places to get these things done. ... In the Catechism of the Catholic Church there is a section on bodily integrity. It reads: “Except when ...…