"Many people get beautiful tattoos to cover their 'imperfections,' such as scars and burns," Parker adds. "They can act as a confidence-booster, especially at the beach when sporting a bathing suit. But one thing to consider: large scars and burns require even larger tattoos, taking up a sizable portion of skin real estate—so it’s definitely worth thinking through."
Listen up, young people! "Because tattoos and regret often go hand-in-hand, tattoos can also serve as great reminders to make better choices," Parker explains. "If a person is obsessed with the Philadelphia Eagles at age 21, they may not be at age 75. And while tattoo removals are becoming more effective, they’re still a little iffy."
Before going in for a tattoo in honor of someone or something you love or respect, take time to pray it through, she suggests. "And if the thought of a loved one tattooing your name onto their bodies gives you the heebie jeebies... it’s too late, for someone already has. Isaiah 48:16 says, 'See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands,' revealing that God is all-out committed to you."
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