I agree with you that it is no different than wearing christian T shirts or a gold cross around your neck. If you want a tattoo, fine just don't try to spiritualize it. See the religious mind set is to make the flesh appear more spiritual, Jesus told the pharisees in Matthew 23:25Originally Posted by Cleezy
25 “How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! You are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence! 26*Blind Pharisees! First wash the inside of the cup, and then the outside will become clean, too.
Now let me say that there is nothing wrong with wanting to be identified as one of Christ' but it's not by a carnal expression, tattoos, T shirts or bumper stickers.
*By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
I don't think Jesus was talking about tattoos or T shirts when He said In Mark 16 that signs and wonders will follow those that believe.