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Tattoos and body piercing

What does the Church teach about tattoos and body piercing? An insightful article from the archives of The Latin Mass Magazine seems appropriate this time of year:

“An action acceptable or indifferent in itself can become wrong if the intention or motive is wrong. Some young people adopt outrageous fashions out of an immature desire to rebel against society or against their parents. Such disobedience against parents is sinful. Some do it out of an immature desire to conform to their friends, and others out of an equally immature desire to stick out from everyone around them. Some do it out of boredom, because it is something different, because it gives them a thrill, because it is something for their friends to admire and comment on. Mindless following of fads is always the mark of immaturity …”

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June 3, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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