I grew up Apostolic Pentecostal, but as growing up my parents left church. I went back to church, but I never stayed in. My ways of living changed: tattoos, piercings, curse, and wearing pants.

Now, as a 22 year old, I wish I could change that. I know I can change my wardrobe, take out my ear piercings, and stop cursing. I can't undo the ink on my skin. I've attended a non domination church and many people there had tattoos. Which gave me the impression that it was okay to have inked skin. I know in my religion it's a sin.

God is so amazing and I know in my heart I can't undo the ink but I can change the way I live. I have always loved being Pentecostal and serving God.
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2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

Did you repent, were baptized in the NAME of Jesus, and receive the Holy Spirit?

I don't believe God expects you to take the ink from your skin, it is a part of who you are, it represents things from your past, things that were important to you (and probably still are). I think that if you were to go and get it removed it would be for other people. I have many friends who have tattoes from their life before they joined the church and several of them take the tattoes that some would try to hide, and they use them as a part of their testimony, the same way someone might use a scar to show that they are getting better, healing, and changing. In life you go through things, and you change, and life will leave marks on you, physically or emotionally, and I don't think we need to try and hide these things