A tattoo is the equivalent of painting the back side of a canvas. God wants us to use the power of his word and spirit to rewrite the inner man – the front of the canvas from his point of view. Instruction written on the skin may get someone’s attention but will not change behavior. God’s word written on the heart and remembered will right behavior and keep someone’s attention. Tattoos glorify man but accomplish nothing. God’s word written on the heart and applied can accomplish anything. A tattoo might commemorate the past but God’s truth in the heart will establish the future.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – 19 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: Therefore glorify God in your body.”
Matthew 6:24 – “No man can serve two masters.” God is an all or nothing proposition. So let’s not limit our appreciation to the work man can do on our skin. Instead let us believe we are fearfully and wonderfully made and show the world what God can do with a blank inner canvas. True artistry flows from the inside out not the outside in.