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Church Gives Soul Tattoos To Worshippers

by | 25th, November 2009

good-godWORSHIPPERS at the Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek, Washington, get a tattoo from the in-God’s-house artist. The Rev. Dan Kellogg offers guidance to the tattoo inclined:

The one you don’t want to put on yourself is the ‘666’ right?”

“Hell no!” says the congregation with one true voice. “We’ve already got one of those on our heads. We want a new one, something in Japanese, a blue bird or a big zig-zag of a picture of Jesus sat on Michael Jackson’s shoulders.”

Says Kellogg:

“Even though it’s a little edgy – and in fact some churches would say it’s wrong to get a tattoo – we don’t take that position at all. We actually believe that this represents something that we can apply, something popular in our culture, that we can apply some spiritual truth to.”

So it’s not a gimmick?

Erica Armendariz is on stage adding more ink to her “spiritual sleeve…It’s a constant reminder every day I wake up to it. It’s something that constantly keeps it in the back of my head that I need to be the best person that I can be.”

Kellogg interjects:

“Some people have thought through what they want permanently on their body, and what we want to talk about is what you want permanently on your soul too.”

You can tattoo your soul. Did Kellogg get one, do as he preaches?

He didn’t get a tattoo but had the word “FOUND” airbrushed on to his arm – and that’s part of his next message.

FOUND: one arm attached to clasped hands. Return to God…


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