I was reading an article in the KC Star last night entitled, "Today, tattoos not a stigma". Here is a clip:
"Never before have tattoos been as mainstream. Gone are the days when the only people who visited tattoo shops were sailors and bikers.Does that include Youth Pastors' wives :-)?
“My clientele has changed completely,” said Mace Arnold, who owns Body Art in Overland Park. “Now, everybody gets tattoos. Bankers, lawyers, doctors, everybody.”
It got me to thinking. I had this lightbulb moment about 6 months ago that I wanted a tattoo. As I have mentioned before after my struggles with fear and anxiety came to a head in 2001 and I dealt with them I have felt like I have a new lease on life. I'm really living and enjoying life now like I never have before. A tattoo seems to be a very fitting way to express some of that.
The dilemma comes in that my husband is a Youth Pastor at a pretty conservative church. I think most people realize that a tattoo isn't a sign of a lack of spirituality but I know for a fact that some people at our church would literally have a cow. My husband has no problem with me getting one but has warned me that it is likely to cause some controversy. I would get something pretty small and feminine and it wouldn't be overly noticeable but probably wouldn't be completely hidden 100 % of the time.
So anyway not sure what I'm going to do. Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts and comments :-).