People who have a visible tattoo are more likely to act in haste and to fail to think through the consequences of their actions, according to a study of more than 1,000 people.
The research was conducted because of an apparent paradox. Numerous studies have shown that employers and society at large discriminate against tattooed people. Yet the tattoo, once ‚Äúlargely reserved for criminals, sailors and circus freaks‚ÄĚ, has undergone a rise in popularity that ‚Äúconstitutes one of the most significant cultural trends in the West‚ÄĚ, the economists behind the research write....
I‚Äôve realized it has to do with a culture type thing. Especially before modern times for sure. It doesn‚Äôt really offend me because it‚Äôs not my body. Everybody deserves a second chance in life because God gives us infinity chances.
I believe that if you have hired young people , the prevalence of tattoos have hampered an employers ability to hire qualified people . What‚Äôs worse is seeing these muscle bound , tattooed police men and women, , makes me bit uneasy. Chaos mixed with impulse control problems- Greaaat.
As for drawing pictures with needles on your skin .....
"Article 1: God‚Äôs Right to Condemn All People As all men have sinned in Adam, lie under the curse, and are deserving of eternal death, God would have done no injustice by leaving them all to perish and delivering them over to condemnation on account of sin, according to the words of the apostle: That every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. (Rom 3:19). And: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23). And: For the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23)." (Canons of Dordt)
I am seeing more and more store clerks with tattoos, at least in America, so I don't think the "paradox" is so "apparent" (BTW the late Gordon Clark once wrote about this issue in theology). For even American and British cops have tattoos now; I suppose this gives them common ground with suspects they arrest.
Irrationally acting on impulse is precisely what corporate marketers and retailers want from the public, and is reinforced by popular songs and film.
I am surprised the editors of the Times of London even allowed this story to be printed, since many people have tattoos and will find this insulting, demeaning, hurtful, etc. Maybe someone will sue them, though in England, the rules are different. But, thinking about who reads the newspaper, older folk, 'seasoned citizens,' who most likely have little chance of having tattoos and would love a story like this. Younger folk who have tattoos are not reading The Times or any other newspaper, nor even going to their websites. What for? All they need to know they get from their social media sites.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. - Matthew 23:25-28
This from the man who for years here, has insisted ad nauseum that OT law doesn't apply to Christians, but only Jews! Now I oppose tattoos as well, but as a generalization from 1 Tim. 2:9, not Leviticus.
BTW, I think MacArthur is referring to R.C. Sproul Jr., who was defrocked for clerical abuse. Indeed, I have had dealings with "Reformed" types who insist that wine for Communion is more Biblical and love to spite abstentionists. They will not tolerate even a choice of juice. How's this for Legalism [category: adding to God's Law]?
Numerous studies have shown that employers and society at large discriminate against tattooed people. Yet the tattoo, once ‚Äúlargely reserved for criminals, sailors and circus freaks‚ÄĚ, has undergone a rise in popularity that ‚Äúconstitutes one of the most significant cultural trends in the West‚ÄĚ,
I never saw a tattoo as a child or even as a young adult. Now I see them everywhere! I have never seen a tattoo that I would even remotely consider to be attractive in any sense. I think men started doing it because they thought it would make them appear to be more masculine, but to this day I have no idea why a woman would do it. I remember some feminist saying something like this; if you want to be liberated become more like a man. Could that be the reason?
The below does apply:
Leviticus 19:28 - Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I [am] the LORD.
R.A. Torrey said, ‚ÄúMen tell us that poverty is an evil, and I believe it. They tell us sickness is an evil and I believe it. But the monster evil, the evil that lives at the root of all other evils, is sin.‚ÄĚ When you and I agree on that, Jim, we‚Äôll probably be able to agree on a lot of things.
Well, Timothy, you're going to have to dash right out and get a tattoo, because I agree with your comments, and I know that will be your reaction‚Ěó
John MacArthur wrote: .... Of course, beer is by no means the only token of cultural savvy frequently associated with young-and-restless religion. All kinds of activities deemed vices by mothers everywhere have been adopted as badges of Calvinist identity and thus "redeemed": tobacco, tattoos, gambling, mixed martial arts, profane language, and lots of explicit talk about sex.
Cast a disapproving eye at any of those activities, and you are likely to be swarmed by restless reformers denouncing legalism and wanting to debate whether it‚Äôs a ‚Äúsin‚ÄĚ to drink wine or smoke a cigar. But without even raising the question of whether this or that specific activity is acceptable, indifferent, or out-and-out evil, we surely ought to be able to say that controlled substances and other symbols of secular society's seamy side are not what the church of Jesus Christ ought to wish to be known for....
excerpt from, "Beer, Bohemianism, and True Christian Liberty"