About 30 Reasons Not to get a Tat

All I’ve got is a link here, but after wandering through all 36 tattoos my estimate is about 30 of these are good argument against tats!

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • http://whatwouldwoodyguthriedo.blogspot.com waylon

    I got smiley faces tattooed on my knees about 10 years ago and I’ve never regretted it. Talk about a great conversation starter!

    Scot, I think you should get a tattoo that says “Scotty Mac,” maybe on your forearms, with “Scotty” on one arm and “Mac” on the other :)

  • http://www.dysmas.org Dysmas

    “scot” across one set of knuckles. “Mac” across the other set of knucjkles, with an image of a keyboard on the final finger… Or maybe a scroll.

  • http://whatwouldwoodyguthriedo.blogspot.com waylon

    That’s a good idea, Dysmus. That would leave his forearms open for “gospel culture” in a sweet old English font

  • http://LostCodex.com DRT

    I am glad I never got my Penn State tat now….

  • http://LostCodex.com DRT

    …and I am having a terrible urge to shave my head and see if something is under there….with my luck I will find 666

  • John M.

    So Scott, there are 36 tattoos and you said, ” about 30 reasons not to get a tat.” Which 6 do you think wold be worth getting?

  • Joe Canner

    Most of them are fairly tasteful as tattoos go, and some are quite artistic and elaborate. I’m especially curious about the Manchester United one with Jesus in it. Does that mean he’s better than the rest or just one of the gang?

  • Tony

    What’s with all the fat guys getting ugly tats on their podgy bits? – as a fat man myself (153kg), I wonder why these big fellas can’t leave the tattooing to arms or perhaps calves?

  • Ann F-R

    I counted 36 reasons, a lot of them beginning with “do I have to look at that every day for the rest of my life [with you]“?

  • Nonc Hilaire

    Substitutionary at-otherment.

  • http://www.seekingfaithfulnessblog.blogspot.com Holly

    Wow. You found six of these….um…what shall I call it?……tasteful? appealing? convincing? :)

    The one featuring the Marlins is about the only one I found reasonable. Team Rosters? Really? Those are some die-hard fans!

  • TJJ

    Every time I see someone in their 50s, 60s, 70s, with a tat on their leg, back, foot, etc., I make a note to self….another reason not to get a tat.


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