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  1. Don't worry about it. At all. Really cool, clean tattoo. Enjoy it.
  2. Nope. I'm actually a pastor. Been here for a little over two years.
  3. That was epic. Next, summer, you just know the shit is going to hit the fan and this whole thing is going to get burned to the ground. It's gonna be crazy.
  4. Both replies are helpful. Thank you. I'm struggling with fleshing out my thoughts on this, which is why I decided to start a thread. I definitely didn't write this to say I'm right and you're wrong. I'm looking for input to help form my ideas. SStu, yes, thank you. That makes a lot of sense. Dan, I am most decidedly not first, last, and foremost an intellectual. My job is first, last, and foremost relational. Intellectual studies should inform how I do what I do, but intellectual studies in and of themselves are not what I do. I found this line most helpful: "To my mind, when you s
  5. I think our American culture has a severe lack of respect for trade professions, especially trade professions in which the educational model is based on an apprenticeship relationship. Skills like welding, carpentry, and fabrication all require an enormous amount of skill, patience, vision, and aptitude. My mom is an educator and my dad is a Snap-On Tools franchisee. I think these careers also fit into this skilled tradesmen category. As for myself, I am a pastor, and was required to attain a four-year bachelors degree, before attending seminary. My seminary education required four years of
  6. Grand Forks for me, too. Maybe I'll see you around some time.
  7. You got it. You in Grand Forks or Fargo?
  8. I go to Darkside Tattoo in Grand Forks. They have three really good artists (Bryon, Brown, and Roy) and a couple more that I'm not quite as impressed with.
  9. "plus, I don't like getting tattooed." Me neither!
  10. I apologize for offending. I certainly didn't mean to say that you existed as a tool to help get my religion going.
  11. @Our Endless Days - No problem, I like answering questions. The idea of tattoos being sinful really comes back to Leviticus 19:28, which says, "Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves." Leviticus is the third book in the Bible; it's really old. It was put together beginning at the time that Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and into the promised land. There was period of 40 years between when the left Egypt and when they entered into the promised land. They were basically nomads during that time, travelling into many different lands, and associating wi
  12. Here's the anchor again. And here's the ship. Super red and puffy. The anchor was completed about an hour or so prior to taking the crappy phone pic, and the ship was completed about three hours prior, so the defintition isn't really evident in the pics. (For instance, on the right side of the top two sails, the lines look super muddy, but they aren't.) But close up, you can see it's a nice clean tattoo. Can't wait for it to heal! Wish I would've gotten a chance to snap pics right away.
  13. Well, I think the darks should mellow out nicely. One complain I have is that most traditional stuff I see these days doesn't have enough black in it, so that's just my preference, and my artist knows that. Obviously in this pic my skin is super red and inflamed. Like, really red. I have pretty sensative skin. Once it calms down I think it's gonna be just what I wanted. I'm happy with it.
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