Thursday, March 11, 2010

1 Corinthians 13 Tattoos

I'm not a big fan of Paul, the New Testament author. But searching for tattoos of Bible verses I came across these two women with 1 Corintians 13 ink. First, "Love never fails" from verse 8. I don't think that the pubic triangle was the type of selfless love (Greek Agape) that Paul was talking about, but I have to admit, said tattoo turned out to be classy:

Corinthians Tattoo

And even better, this women went the extra mile and had verses 4-13 (leaving out the stuff about prophecy) tattooed on her lower back. Think about how many men are going to read that prime ad space and convert.
1 Corinthians 13 tattoo

7 Comments:

Blogger Jon said...

I will admit to being torn between ogling and admiring a spectacular piece of calligraphy. I am heavily tattooed. My very first tattoo is in Latin and comes from Paul, "Nolite Conformari Huic A Seculo" (Romans 12:2) I have troubles with Paul too. Sometimes Romans 12:2 seems too much about hating the world. To balance out my first tat I had another done in the same place on my other arm, "Holy! Holy! The world is holy!", from the beginning of Allan Ginsberg's "Footnote to Howl".

Completely off the subject- Is "The Bible For Dummies" ever going to come out in a kindle version? I felt a little silly about it, but I broke down and bought a kindle. It's turned out to be really useful. I have it loaded up with books I refer to often. I could use a nice easygoing Bible reference and I like yours. There's a lot of other "For Dummies" books available, but not yours.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Michael Homan said...

Jon, I don't know about Wiley and their plans for Kindle. I've put off getting a Kindle. But when you mention have a bunch of books for reference in one handy place, it sounds great.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Not all reference books, but all books that I'm glad to have quick and easy access to. The selection of books available in kindle format is pretty spotty though. There's a lot of books I don't have on kindle and wish I did. For some reason Evangelicals have jumped on Kindle and they have tons of books available. Almost none of the sort of lefty Catholic/Episcopal stuff I read and nothing from Peace Church guys like Walter Wink and John Howard Yoder. I didn't buy one until I'd found enough books to make it worth my while. I also downloaded the kindle app for iPod first. I experimented with reading on my iPod, decided it was worth getting the kindle. You might want to wait and see the iPad, Apple is supposedly negotiating with publishers right now. They claim they're going to get lots of textbooks in their ebook format. They might have more scholarly books too.

8:08 PM  
Blogger suspect device said...

Shame about the apostrophe in that second photo.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Jim Anderson said...

Paul's words look fresh and lovely on these young bodies. However, in 50 years, they will not be so pretty and will be difficult to understand, perhaps more in keeping with the words of Paul.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

What are your problems with St. Paul? Unless you are one of those types that prefers to pick and choose what to believe and what to reject, which, when it comes down to it, is Protestantism in a nutshell.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Michael Homan said...

Carl, respectfully I do not believe that Catholicism is an all or nothing religion. Certain Catholic dogma is debated, varies regionally, and certainly it has evolved over time. I see theological debate as a healthy entity within the Catholic church.

7:44 PM  

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