Jesus Fish Tattoo On Foot

Jesus Fish Tattoo On Foot

I love Relevant and enjoy reading articles of all kinds on here- I even made it my home page, so I would get on social media less, and read Christian-based articles more. I even thought this article was entertaining, and more wholesome than most “tattoo fail” articles. All that to say, something that has been really bothering me lately is the “look” that Christians in their 20-somethings feel they have to fill. There is all this pressure to get cool tattoos/piercings, the latest haircut, hipster clothing, the most smooth espresso, and organic breakfast pastries (OH, and not to mention get the most artsy Instagram frame to capture it all) to fit into the modern church scene. I mean, look at the model for this article- super attractive, cutting edge style, tattoo sleeve- the whole bit. I worry we are getting too caught up in how we look, than how we treat and include others. Am I the only one who is intimidated when I walk into church, and I am surrounded by people with brand new Warby Parker glasses, and $6 lattes from the local roaster? Many people buy their favorite coffee every morning, drop hundreds of dollars on watches, glasses, or shoes, but haven’t dropped money in the offering plate for months. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy fashion and purchasing quality products, but I worry we are making this more important than the mission of Jesus. He spent WAY more time and resources on PEOPLE than how he LOOKED or what company his shoes were from. How expensive is that tattoo you are thinking about getting? Are you spending more time on your “look” than you are in the Word? When you are witnessing to others are you thinking more about how YOU look to them, than the condition of THEIR heart? I pray that we never get too caught up in these outward, fleeting things than the everlasting mission of Jesus in and for our lives. I am guilty of everything I wrote about, but continue to praise The Lord for His conviction on my heart, so I felt like I needed to share. Not meaning to sound “holier than thou” by ANY means. Grace and Peace. 2 Timothy 1:9.
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Jesus Fish Tattoo On Foot

Besides the cross, there are other Christian images that are often used in Christian tattoos, Jesus fish tattoos are a great example. The Jesus fish (aka Ichthys) is a stylized fish symbol that is often used as a symbol of Christ.
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Jesus Fish Tattoo On Foot

The Jesus fish was known by the early Christians as a secret symbol: believers would draw one arc of the fish in the dirt, if a stranger drew the second arc, they knew they could trust each other. Even today, the Jesus fish is a symbol that shows that the bearer is a Christian.
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Jesus Fish Tattoo On Foot

When many people think of a Christian tattoo, they think of Jesus tattoos. The image of Jesus is one that is known all over the world, and it can make a breathtaking tattoo image.
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Jesus Fish Tattoo On Foot

Some people opt for a far more elaborate figure of Jesus with plenty of color and detail. This can include the facial features of Jesus, plenty of beard details, the folds of his robes and even his sandals. These detailed tattoos may feature the kind eyes of Jesus that are a symbol of his loving nature.
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Jesus Fish Tattoo On Foot

After you thank this person for their clear insight, you should do some reflection. They have a good point. Your tattoo is going to be on you for a long time and, particularly if you’re going to use this opportunity to get a tattoo reflective on your faith, you’re going to want to get the right kind of tattoo. Here are a few ideas to spur your creative spirit. Remember these are permanent, so obviously, they are completely serious.
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Jesus Fish Tattoo On Foot

Some Christian cross tattoos show Jesus on the cross (crucifix), while others show the cross – often with realistic wood graining – with a crown of thorns hung over one arm. Other cross tattoos consist of crossed nails – big, rough looking nails like those that were used to hang Jesus on the cross.
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Jesus Fish Tattoo On Foot

Another type of lettering tattoos that are high in demand are Hebrew lettering tattoos. Jesus and his Apostles, family and early followers were Jews, so it’s not hard to see why someone wants a tattoo of his favorite Bible verse in Hebrew script.
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Just 10 years ago, sociologists at Texas Tech found that “strength of religious faith” correlated weakly with “having a tattoo, being interested in tattoos, or being likely to get a (or another) tattoo.” But in 2014, that no longer seems to be the case.
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Rosary tattoo designs are often combined with praying hands, a heart, a cross or with words, usually a Bible quote or verse. The most popular body parts to have a rosary tattoo are the ankles, hands and neck.
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Tattoos of the Virgin Mary are generally drawn with clean, simple lines and is an easy tattoo to draw for a very small tattoo as well as for a larger one. Few details are needed other than a simple garment, a veil and the hands and face of Mary.
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The reason ankle rosary bead tattoos are so popular nowadays is because Nicole Richie, American actress and socialite, has one on her left foot. She is the daughter of pop singer Lionel Richie and best friends with Paris Hilton, with whom she stars in the tv series “The Simple Life”. Nicole Richie has other Christian tattoos as well: the word “virgin” on her wrist, angel wings on her back and a cross on her lower back.
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These Christian tattoos are usually rather complex, many involve a tattooed image of a saint, Jesus, or the Virgin Mary. Hispanic tattoos often feature words as well, usually a Bible verse, perhaps accompanied by a loved one’s name. Many Mexican gang members have multiple elaborate tattoos, allowing the individual to literally wear his identity and emotions on his skin, if not his sleeve!
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Blame (or credit) hipster pastors like Carl Lentz, superstar Christian athletes like Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick, and pop stars like Justin Bieber — or just look to Millennials, who may be the most tatted generation ever. Pew reports that nearly 4 in 10 Millennials sport a tattoo, many of them multiple tattoos. Sure, Pew also reports declining religious adherence among young adults today. But if they are going to church less, many of them are yet wearing religion on their (full) sleeves — and everywhere else on their bodies.
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Unlike the Jewish faith, Christianity does not have any rule against tattooing, except to caution young people to be modest with regard to the image they embody in the world. So, as long as it is tasteful and appropriate, a Christian tattoo is a powerful symbol that resonates with a lot of Christian youth.
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Angels are beings that are loved all over the world, and the world’s tattoos reflect this affection. People from every background choose angel tattoos to display their Christian faith and/or their belief in these beings of light. Angel tattoos are popular among women, but plenty of men also seek out angels for their tattoo designs.
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Getting ink is expensive. Maybe instead of self indulgence, give the money to the value of the tattoo away. The inner glow of a generous heart that acts justly, loves mercy and walks humbly with God would be the best outward display of faith – a kind of faith that might be attractive to someone who does not yet know God.

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