I was intrigued by a post on The Emergent Kiwi’s blog about Inking the Stations of The Cross. The full story is here.
A pastor of a Montrose-area church recently challenged members of his congregation to live out their faith in an atypical way by getting tattoos that represent different Stations of the Cross, images of Christ’s journey from condemnation to resurrection.
These faith-inspired tattoos are a great outward demonstration of a person’s inward faith.
I’ve had a few interesting interactions around the idea of tattoos in the last couple of days. It would seem that there are still a lot of people out there who don’t like them or don’t view them as art. Cards on the table, I have tattoos and piercings – I think that has been noted once or twice by all and sundry. I have tattoos that represent my faith and I also have tattoos that are “decoration”. When I have more money (tattooing is an expensive business) I intend to have further tattoos to complete the look I want to eventually have. These will also include images that represent my faith as it is an intricate part of who I am.
What do you think about this Stations of The Cross project that some members of the community in Montrose have become part of?