Posts Tagged ‘Tattoos’

Cathedral Dean’s tattoos break down barriers Comments 0

Friday, December 11th, 2015

This summer will bring about a huge change for Jamie Allen. Without hesitation, the Taranaki Cathedral Dean will be able to don a short-sleeved shirt and hit the beach with his family. “It’s incredibly liberating,” said Allen, who has spent the past six years consciously covering the tattoos that cover much of his body. Aware Read more

Faith, tattoos, and evangelisation Comments 0

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Tanksley has five tattoos, three of them with faith themes. A Greek Chi-Rho symbol can be found “hidden” on the inside of his left arm where the arm bends. The tattoo represents a time before Christianity was accepted and followers had to keep their faith a secret. Tanksley believes many still hesitate to express their Read more

What does the Church teach about tattoos? Comments 0

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Could you please explain to me rationally without using [complex] words, and yet using theology, and convince me why I shouldn’t get a tattoo? There’s too much mumbo jumbo on the internet and I would truly appreciate finding something concrete and understandable. Continue reading Related Posts:New Vatican office will control ‘dot-catholic’…US priest hears man’s confession at Read more

Rugby great’s tattoos have turned his body into an expresion of his Faith Comments 0

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

When it comes to religious tattoos, the New Zealand-born Samoan Wallaby rugby star Digby Ioane got it pretty much covered. Ioane, a Catholic, has turned his body into a work of art by decorating it with religious symbols alongside emblems of his homeland, Australia, and his family, plus a couple of exotic asides. The result Read more

Maori tattoos studied at Vatican University Comments 1

Friday, December 9th, 2011

New Zealand/Aotearoa Maori tattoos made up part of the agenda for an unusual conference which took place on Tuesday at a Vatican university about the role of tattoos in shaping identity. “Into the Skin: identity, symbols and history of permanent body marks” was the brainchild of a Christian arts association and Israel’s ambassador to the Read more