I mean i know Christian shouldn’t have tattoos anyways but one of my friends wants one, and she wants a cross with a dragon wrapped around it. I think it sounds kool but my parents said the dragon some representation of the devil
A dragon wrapped around a cross symbolizes Satan defeating Jesus. A cross transfixing a dragon represents Jesus conquering Satan, and would be a better choice for a Christian, although as you have already said, no tattoo is best, since the Lord said through His prophet Moses in Leviticus 19:28. “Do not cut your bodies… or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD”
Some of the other answers here make me laugh, they are so ignorant.
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The dragon is one thing. The dragon on a cross is borderline blashpemous, and it’s only borderline because your friend is obviously not thinking about the implications of that symbolism. A crucifix has Christ on it. A cross without Christ on it is a symbol of victory—the risen Christ. A dragon is not only a symbol of the devil, he’s the power behind the Antichrist in Revelations.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
This tattoo design gives victory to the antichrist, whether that was your friend’s intent or not.So your parents are correct. If there’s such a thing as a Christian tattoo, this ain’t it.
I had a “born-again” friend when I was younger (she later turned out quite wild, but that’s another story). She wanted to express her new religion through apparel, so she got an oversize white shirt and decorated the back with the word “Jesus” at the top and a very large cross going down the rest of the shirt. Unfortunately, the shirt was bigger and longer than she realized, and let’s just say the cross ended up being very, very unfortunately placed in exactly the worst way over her rear end. The result was so offensive that her intentions did not matter.
You have to be very careful with religious imagery. Especially the permanent kind.
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Is it wrong for a christian to want a tattoo with a dragon?
I mean i know Christian shouldn't have tattoos anyways but one of my friends wants one, and she wants a cross with a dragon wrapped around it. I think it sounds kool but my parents said the dragon some representation of the devil
I understand where you’re coming from, the majority of my family are like hardcore Christians, but I honestly think it’s incredibly pathetic that the way of thinking is so strong.
Having a tattoo of a cross with a dragon means nothing, it doesn’t scream I’m rebelling against my religion if anything it relates to creativity if your friend wants a tattoo then she should be free to get a tattoo, dragons are mythical creatures how does that relate to the devil in any way.
It’s just ink.
Maybe I’m speaking out of context but my cousins weren’t allowed to watch The Simpsons when they were kids because my uncle told them it was the devil’s show.
People will cling to anything ‘they’ find immoral if they’re strong in their faith & claim it has something to do with the devil just so that’s all that needs to be said, & since the phrase devil has been involved nothing more needs to be mentioned.
Your friend should get the tattoo, show her parents and ask them if she’s less religious in any way, if having an image of a dragon ‘over a cross’ makes her any different.
Sorry but I don’t agree with going so low as to use the ‘Devil’ as a scare in any way to stop somebody from being who they are or doing what they want. Within reason.
im a christian and i got a tattoo recently, if your going to get one you have to do it for the right reasons like dont just get it to be rebellious , and also look into what symbols mean or where they originated. for example dragons are worshipped by many people, the bible says we are to only worship one god , so by getting dragon tattoo regardless of what is in the background , it kind of gives off the wrong impression
Symbols are not made for no reason, like the flag of your country, or your passport, or identification document, even your own face is a symbol of your personality. The cross is the symbol of faith for Christians as every other religion that has its symbol. Every country has a Flag as a symbol. Nike is a symbol for shoes and clothes and most of us would buy that brand. But would it be OK to put a picture of Nike shoes on the flag of our own country?
1.2 billion people love the cross, maybe as much people also love the word or the picture of a Dragon, …this is not creativity or invention, both symbols the Cross and the Dragon are known for thousands of years and mean something to its people, maybe Chinese don’t like the cross with Dragon as for Christians don’t like the Dragon with the cross.
I don’t think it would be right to mix symbols, it shows that people who mix symbols has a mixed and a disturbed personality, or bipolar, but for sure not normal. Maybe that is why we are here too 🙂
Tattoos, pictures and symbols don’t make people nor it changes their belief, it is the people who make those symbols. As some of you said it is personal, but still not nice or adequate to abuse such symbols.
If your friend wants a tattoo with a cross and a dragon, let her. At least shes getting something that symbolizes what she believes in. Its not the sign of the devil, or at least to my knowledge its not. Its simply a piece of art that she wants on her body for a reason, in her case, it could be because she wants to show her passion for what she believes in by getting a tattoo of a cross and making it look cool by adding a dragon to it.
I don’t think it is a big deal to get a tattoo if your christian by any means. Tattoos represent your individuality. And dragons don’t represent the devil at all. Don’t be hesitant to express who you are. You can still have a tattoo and be a faithful christian.
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