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Tattoo by LoveHeartsSeas Tattoo by LoveHeartsSeas
Ok, here's my first Tattoo! i just got it. the writting is in Latin and means, "Have mercy on us." Ok, now here's the story on it. when i was like 14 or 15 i started to question my belief in God. and in this period of questioning I was walking through the woods one day. I tripped and fell into a thorn bush. when i stood up a branch of thorns was stuck in my skin and i had to pull it out. i saw this as i sign because Jesus wore a crown of thorns. It was almost like i had felt a little of his pain. This reconfirmed my faith. Now i have like 5 or six scars on my wrist from where the thorns went into my skin. in the photo it's kinda hard to see but if you look closely around the cross you will see little pink dots. those are my scars. I chose the saying Miserere Nobis because i felt that even though i strayed away from God that he accepted me back to him. he "Had mercy on me." hope you like it! FULL VIEW PLEASE!
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thecrass1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
When you were questioning your faith, you should have read the bible.

Way to go... breaking The second commandment and Leviticus 19:28  which says, “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”

heavenabovexx Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
nice tattoo :) i want do it too. in the same type of letter u did urs. do u have the name of the letter so i can download it?
WinterStriker3 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
did it hurt getting that tattoo there
WinterStriker3 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I got to say, when I read that I felt sorry for u when u fell in those thorns, and that tattoo saying is speachless, i'm out of words:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
kininfu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
YAY! your tattoo is really nice. Someday i hope to get one somehow related to mustard seeds, cuz of mark 17:20.
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww great story. I love that it's in Latin. (:
Saru-AngelicWerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Absolutely beautiful story.
ahiruluver602 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
SamuelKeithBurns Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
I love this story behind this as well and it is a nice tattoo! I have had periods of time in which I have questioned my faith as well but when you look back you know God was there the whole time! I met an awesome last August 4 days after my bday and it was a dark time for both of us. This year her grandmother who raised her passed away and the funeral was on her bday. About 4 months ago i was in danger of losing this woman from my life bc of my stupidity. But she was hanging on hoping I would realize how much I meant to her. About 2 months ago she invited me to church and i went bc i would do anything it took to keep her. But I realized as I walked through the door I was there for a reason. The message from the pastor touched me that day as the Lord touched my heart. There was an invitation for prayer request at the end of the message and I went forth and simply ask that God come back into my life and help me to be the father and the man I know i can be and am meant to be. God loves us more than we can imagine! Praise him all you do! If you look at my page i say with my profile that I thank him for my talents. Finding this has made my day come to a great start. God Bless!
silencedforever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Awesome!!!! SHALOM!
rabbits-nine Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you came back to your faith. We all get lost and sometimes need a little reminding of where we really come from. Along with true repentance comes matter what you've done.
"wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."
prince-derrick-18 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
I LOVE your Tattoo :) :) :) im trying to find a cross :) im also thinking of having genesis 28:15 too :)
tendr Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
It's perfect. And to the poor kid that said you've marked your body or whatever.....what does he think scars and aging and disease do? We are just IN THIS FLESH..we are NOT OUR FLESH...God see's our hearts.
see you after this life is over..:)
babyyourestellar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Wow I really love the idea behind this. Truly amazing!!!!

I want to get a small cross on the under side of my wrist.
Gwynythae Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Awesome. Awesome.
L3XI-L3CT3R Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
you know, i think im in that stage at the moment ,where im questioning it even though i shouldnt. i love the reason for this. :]
Crofty44 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its pretty cool but you should a got something BIGGER ;D!
xindustrialskies Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
hey, miser is an adjective for unhappy/pitiful, not for mercy.
jos288 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Go see the good word on latin dictionary.
You will se that what he said is true
xindustrialskies Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
oh yeah. i talked to my latin teacher. he said it was one of those weird things.
GoodNightLeftSide Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
I love your story, both that and the tattoo are beautiful.
soylent-hobbes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
i'm not religious, but i admire your faith and dedication.
love the font.
Malicious-Mile Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Student General Artist
Thats so super cool man!

I'm getting one this year, Also a cross, thinkin of something to go with it.

It's great that you found faith again.
MoonSpirit1911 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Wow I liked the story...and it's awesome how you found back...And it's very great from you,to make a tattoo for this:)
slytherin-girl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That is an amazing and very moving story. I love the tattoo. I'm thinking of for my first tattoo, to have the Japanese symbols for "faith" (in the religios context), "love" and "God" down my back, but I'm just deciding whether or not to go with the traditional wings on my back to compliment it, or go with something else entirely.

I do love this though. Very amazing, I'm glad you've turned back to God. :+fav:
onepurplestar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
nice tatt!
Myrada Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
thats nice

i myself (14 yrs old) am going through a rough time with my beliefs as well. Its nice to feel some hope that this story radiates.
bluekitty90 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

totally can relate to questioning.
good you had your signs.
crosscriss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
That is an amazing story wow :D
xxxapplecorexxx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
beautiful story :D
awwesome tattoo
bubblyduckey Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
beautiful tattoo!
sarahemilyjane Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Great story! the tattoo has lots of meaning and it looks good too
jazz4dapurpose Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
I think all Christians question God at some point of their life. As long as you find your way back to his Light, you will have eternal salvation.
zlistrockstar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Aww what a cool story to go with your tattoo and your scars! :) It's very simple but it tells a lot!
keltikspirit Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
And now that you're all Holy and whatnot, think about how your body is a Temple and you just marked it up with a freakin' tattoo.

illyrist Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Agreed, beautiful the story xP Love the tattoo.
rockinharleychick Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007   Writer
beautiful story! cool tattoo! my first tattoo is the word angel in arabic. i thought the writing was beautifl and thats why i chose it. i chose the word angel because my grandma collected angel figures and stuff, she died of lung cancer about seven years ago, so its kinda a tribute to her.
piggy311 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
peace be with you
artsyfreak Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm very happy that you turned back to God. The tattoo is amazing
Zel-Damondred Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
that's an awesome background story. i love it. i'm thinking of getting a similar tattoo myself. only mine will be on the other side of my wrist, and say: there is a time to keep and a time to cast away.
ht Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007   General Artist
i'm very glad you've turned back to God
neat tattoo
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