Body Piercing and the People of God

Copyright © 1999, 2016 by Larry G. Overton Several days ago, I revised an old article about tattoos and published it here on my website. Even as I was re-writing the 17-year-old article, I thought about this related topic of body piercing, and an article I wrote about that, also 17 years ago. I decided to revise, update and publish it as well. What occasioned the article all those years ago was a chance meeting with Steve, an old friend.…

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Tattoos and the People of God

Copyright © 1999, 2016 by Larry G. Overton “It is quite popular these days to have a tattoo. It is not unusual even for people professing faith in Christ to have tattoos.” I first wrote those words 17 years ago, in an article that served as a “fact sheet” posted on a previous incarnation of my website. And though that statement was true enough back then, still, getting a tattoo was less common in Christian circles, and quite a few…

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