Tattoo (not really)

Fun with black sharpie…

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Take a guess at what arms mine…. ya…United

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38 Responses to “Tattoo (not really)”


  1. 1 kuhrissg October 11, 2007 at 2:43 am

    United is an amazing band.

    I’ve seen them quite a few times.. they’ve been to my church a couple of times.

    Our church came out of Hillsong Church. :)

  2. 2 apple January 28, 2008 at 3:56 am

    hi i love to praise and worship our God…and singing Your songs… more BleSsiNgs to come!!! I rEally Love You guyS w/ the LoVe of GOD!!!

  3. 3 Devon March 6, 2008 at 1:36 am

    i absolutely love you guys you are amazing the way you talk about god you are the inspiration of our youth group look us up g force youth group in Saskatoon,Sk

  4. 4 ADA CON March 22, 2008 at 1:01 am

    GOD BLESS YOU

  5. 5 Michael Lopez March 22, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Hillsong united rocks!!!

  6. 6 Raquel May 13, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Im not experct im english, but I want to give you my opinion about your, I like your music so much, but I think its not necesary to put tatoo image, because you must be is not edificant, you know what says Exodo 20, and this image it can be bad interpretation.

    • 7 Cecilia July 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm

      king james version

      “ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD”

      we are the temple of God and i thing that we do not need to have a tatoo on our bodies

      • 8 Cecilia July 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm

        it’s in leviticus 19:28

      • 9 Jenn April 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm

        I’m a Christian. I am a wife, a mama and a United States Marine. I’m sure that perhaps tattoos are not “right” for you. I respect that. I have several tattoos. Jesus loves me AND my tattoos. My sins are forgiven. I am blessed by His grace. Do you have your ears pierced? Many Christians don’t let their daughters get pierced ears…are you going to post that pictures of girls of pierced ears should not be shown? We live under a NEW covenant. Not the old one in the Old Testament.

  7. 10 Isaac a.k.a Haloe May 13, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    …WE LOVE YOUR MUSIC SOOO MUCH AT OUR CHURCH. YOUR MUSIC INSPIRES A GENERATION TO RISE UP AND EXPRESS THEIR LOVE FOR THE LORD IN THE STYLE OF THIS GENERATION… WE ARE ALWAYS PLAYING YOUR SONGS IN OUR YOUTH SERVICES!!! WE ARE A MOSTLY HISPANIC YOUTH LOCATED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (IGLESIA BETH SHALOM)… WE ARE KNOWN AS THE against the flow YOUTH… JUST ANOTHER GENERATION DEDICATED FOR THE LORD ALONE!!! GALATIANS 6:14… CONTINUE YOUR AMAZING MUSIC MINISTRY!!! GOD BLESS ALWAYS!!!

    P.S. NICE TATTS!!!… KEEP ON ROCKIN’ FOR THE ROCK!!!

  8. 11 destiny May 13, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    hey hey i lov you guys

  9. 12 destiny May 13, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU ARE MUSIC SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH I LISTEN TO THE CDS EVER DAY YOU GIYS SOOO TITALLY FLIPPING ROCK

  10. 13 troy June 13, 2008 at 5:50 am

    i reaaly love your music have changed my music ever since am active now in our youth ministry and have been spreadin the goodnews with my students.

    keep on rockin with JESUS…astig

  11. 14 I give up June 17, 2008 at 5:52 am

    NONONO!!! NO!! you Can NOT be serious? listen to rammstein mayne… bonethug! tupac … he is a legend… TUPAC SHAKUR my hero. what about nirvana? why would you listen to that crap? LISTEN TO REAL MUSIC!

  12. 15 I give up June 17, 2008 at 6:04 am

    and get some real tattoos

    • 16 Cecilia July 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm

      please read leviticus 19:28

      • 17 jill shaw June 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

        That chapter also says that men are not to cut their sideburns and to let their beards grow. It also says that you are not to wear clothing that is woven from 2 types of material. Do you agree with these laws too?? We are under a new covenant in Christ Jesus, those laws are for the Jews. I see no problem with tattoos, as long as they don’t depict anything ungodly

  13. 18 cyare July 4, 2008 at 12:20 am

    real music came from the heart….some bands do not create music. they create noise…Hillsong is the best ever…reflect man…

  14. 19 kariin July 12, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Es demaaciiado bueno desde qe mi amiigo me diijo qe los escucharaa lo escucho siigaan asii lo qe es a mi me encantaa :)

  15. 20 КИЛ КОСТAHНTИ July 15, 2008 at 2:36 am

    I hate all you dirty christians. JK just most of you. Especially all the ones that act all high and mighty about serving god and shit. I think your all weak becasue your uncomfortable with doing “right” for the good of man kind so you hide behind religion. Can’t we all stop worshipping Jesus. He sucks.

    P.S.- Worship the devil….. He doesn’t suck as much!

  16. 21 jesus worshipper :D August 11, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    thats reeallly sad man. do u even realize wat ur saying mr “i give up” and mr. “yay look at me i worship the devil and u should too”?
    first off: NO we CANNOT stop worshipping Jesus.
    second:if anyone sucks its the devil cuz he’s the one who makes u have that mentality towards christians
    third: we’re not afraid of doing right for the good of man kind-on the contrary-that’s exactly what christians are trying to do-bring Jesus into people’s lives so that this DEVILISH world will have some good and right things in it
    fourth: hating Jesus/God/the Holy Spirit and christians is foolish……it only leads you to destruction and u would know that if you read proverbs….wait and see what God can do to u /in your life

    p.s. i agree with raquel that u (whoever makes this website) shouldnt have done that tattoo thing even as a joke because leviticus 19:28 says “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves.I am the Lord.” and ur right “cyare”…some bands just make noise and call themselves musicians.

    anyway…I LOVE GOD…..PEACE OUT <3

  17. 22 maria morales September 25, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    ya’ll guys are amazing!!!!!!i love all of your songs!!!!

  18. 23 cameron December 3, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    you guys are amazing worshipping god and letting his love be known and i cant wait to hang out with you guys in heaven!! and worship with all of you to praise our real god not a fake idol!

  19. 24 Jordan` March 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Actually “jesus worshipper :D” It also says in Leviticus 19 “Don’t cut your hair or shave your beard” But do you cut your hair or shave your beard? (If you’re a Guy! :P) I have nothing against tattoos, in fact the pastor of our Great Church has recently got a tattoo! And I am soon to book my first session of many I’m sure! :)

    Didn’t mean that in a critical way.. Just don’t put down tattoos’ if you have also done things that it says not to in that book!

  20. 25 Edwin March 27, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Hey Jordan, if you’re pastor has a tatoo then he is not following Jesus. We must open up our spiritual eyes and not our worldy eyes. We just can’t imitate the world , actually, the world has to imitate Jesus. Having a tatoo is wrong and not cool. We belong to God and we must keep our temple clean and pure. What Would Jesus Do?

  21. 26 Edwin March 27, 2009 at 3:08 am

    There are a few passages in the Scriptures that talk about tattoos and piercing.

    Lev. 19:28
    “You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.”

    This verse has reference to the custom among the pagan nations to pierce themselves, or tattoo themselves when a member of the family died. Such tattooing or piercing was an effort to appease the Idols they worshiped into accepting their departed relative. For an Israelite to pierce himself or tattoo himself was a sign that he was influenced by Idolatry. This was a serious sin.

    This verse, however, cannot be applied to the kinds of tattoos or piercings that are associated with our culture except among the pagan worshipers. It is ALWAYS wrong to apply the Old Testament Law, which was given only to the Jews, to New Testament times. We DO NOT live under the Old Testament Law. To take a verse out of the Old Testament and attempt to apply it today is to practice legalism. This was the error of Judiazers of the first Century who were trying to teach that Christians had to obey certain aspects of the Old Testament. They were condemned for their error (c.f. Galatians).

    Exodus 21:6
    “then his master shall bring him to God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently.”

    Deut 15:17
    “then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.”

    In Old Testament times tattoos and piercings were used in a way similar to the way we “brand” cattle today. It demonstrated ownership. Slaves were “marked” indicating that they were an indentured servant to another. These verses would not find application to the current situation of tattoos and piercings.

    In the New Testament there are no prohibitions against tattoos or piercings. Some would say that the “mark” in the book of Revelation indicates God’s displeasure with tattoos. This cannot be demonstrated by the context of the book of Revelation. In Revelation the “mark” on the hands and the forehead are representative of what a person does with his hands and his head. God is concerned about the things that we do with our hands (whether good or evil). He is concerned with the way we use our minds (whether for good or evil). The “mark” in Revelation has absolutely nothing to do with a literal mark.

    There is a consistent teaching throughout the Bible that we do not belong to ourselves. For the Christian this concept is clearly taught in 1 Cor. 6:19-20.

    1 Cor. 6:19-20
    19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
    20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

    The Christian must ask, “will this be harmful to my body?” If the answer is yes…….it is wrong. The Christian must ask, “can I glorify God by this action?” If the answer is no…..it is wrong.

  22. 27 John March 27, 2009 at 3:12 am

    I agree with you Edwin. As a matter of fact, there are a few passages in the Scriptures that talk about tattoos and piercing.

    Lev. 19:28
    “You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.” (Just like Jesus Worshiper said.)

    This verse has reference to the custom among the pagan nations to pierce themselves, or tattoo themselves when a member of the family died. Such tattooing or piercing was an effort to appease the Idols they worshiped into accepting their departed relative. For an Israelite to pierce himself or tattoo himself was a sign that he was influenced by Idolatry. This was a serious sin.

    This verse, however, cannot be applied to the kinds of tattoos or piercings that are associated with our culture except among the pagan worshipers. It is ALWAYS wrong to apply the Old Testament Law, which was given only to the Jews, to New Testament times. We DO NOT live under the Old Testament Law. To take a verse out of the Old Testament and attempt to apply it today is to practice legalism. This was the error of Judiazers of the first Century who were trying to teach that Christians had to obey certain aspects of the Old Testament. They were condemned for their error (c.f. Galatians).

    Exodus 21:6
    “then his master shall bring him to God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently.”

    Deut 15:17
    “then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.”

    In Old Testament times tattoos and piercings were used in a way similar to the way we “brand” cattle today. It demonstrated ownership. Slaves were “marked” indicating that they were an indentured servant to another. These verses would not find application to the current situation of tattoos and piercings.

    In the New Testament there are no prohibitions against tattoos or piercings. Some would say that the “mark” in the book of Revelation indicates God’s displeasure with tattoos. This cannot be demonstrated by the context of the book of Revelation. In Revelation the “mark” on the hands and the forehead are representative of what a person does with his hands and his head. God is concerned about the things that we do with our hands (whether good or evil). He is concerned with the way we use our minds (whether for good or evil). The “mark” in Revelation has absolutely nothing to do with a literal mark.

    There is a consistent teaching throughout the Bible that we do not belong to ourselves. For the Christian this concept is clearly taught in 1 Cor. 6:19-20.

    1 Cor. 6:19-20
    19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
    20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

    The Christian must ask, “will this be harmful to my body?” If the answer is yes…….it is wrong. The Christian must ask, “can I glorify God by this action?” If the answer is no…..it is wrong.

  23. 28 Lucy March 27, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Tatoos are foolish, I know some Christian fanatics who put marks on their arms. Christians should be careful! Just because Joel Houston has one doesn’t mean we need one too. Be like Jesus!

  24. 29 Jacob April 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Little Known Facts:
    1. Pierced People Pray
    2. Tattooed People Go to Church
    3. Christian Doesn’t Mean Narrow-Minded.

    enjoy

  25. 30 Jacob April 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    if you worship Jesus: rock on
    if you want tattoos: rock on
    if you want to draw on yourself with sharpies and have people freak out because its a “sin”: love that person and their opinion and rock on

    no two people’s religion is the same. it’s a personal spiritual relationship. it’s impossible for two people to have the same personal religion because each person has had their own DIFFERENT experiences and lessons learned that influence how they perceive the world. sure they can be similar which is why there are different denominations that have different beliefs but are still within the Christian religion. Everyone that is a Christian has a different relationship with God or Jesus.

    so rock on whatever you believe and don’t be narrow-minded. you can change your religious views.

  26. 31 PACO April 9, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Christian People knowing the word and have tatoos, it’s considered fanatism. Why? because people want to identify by having marks and have image of Jesus in their skin which is considered wrong. Why do that, if we can be the light of the world? I’m not saying we should judge believers or non believers who have tatoos in their body. We should come to them and revealed the truth, Not JUDGE! We should be like Jesus, We have to take our marks off, our disguises off, and see His Glory revealed. “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” All the men left and Jesus was the only one left standing. Jesus then told her, “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
    (John 8:3-11)

  27. 32 Cecilia July 28, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    los fans de hillsong united que sean de chile agregenme este es mi correo

    ceci_ester_94@hotmail.com

  28. 33 Dave September 10, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I am a Christian and I have tattoos and piercing, does that make me less holy? Because I chose to permanently mark my body to glorify Jesus, does that make me more of a sinner? Is someone who has ink eternally damned? NO! You should all get your facts right before you start your religious rant about how bad they are.

    Why don’t you take Leviticus 19:28 into context before you use it as an argument. Leviticus 19:26-31 deals with pagan practices and God’s prohibitions against adopting those practices. In verse 28, God is warning the Jewish people about a pagan practice at funerals, where pagans would mutilate/mark themselves to appease their false gods. The pagans hoped that by cutting themselves and marking images/symbols of idols on their bodies, that they would obtain favour in the afterlife from their false gods, both for themselves and for those who just died.

    And before you start pulling out 5-10 other Old Testament verses that are out of context you should also note that we do not live under law anymore. We are forgiven, free in Christ, saved by grace. If you want to follow the Old Testament to a tee then you have to follow all of them, which includes trimming the sides of your hair or beard. How will you fit in with the rest of the Hillsong kids then?

    You might pull out the Corinthians 6:19 card, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body.” If you looked into this verse properly you would know that it is referring to sexual immorality and sexual sins, not tattoos. You decide what is more of an important issue?

    “Behold, I have graven you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.”
    -Isaiah 49:16
    Here Isaiah is speaking God’s word to the more conscious minorities of Israel whom, during their exile, are worried about becoming lost amidst the pagans of Babylon. Through Isaiah, God reminds His people that he will never forget them because He loves them, and as proof that He will never abandon them, He tells the Jews that He has graven [carved into…written permanently] on his hands a reminder to save them. And you can say that it doesn’t count because it is in the Old Testament. I shall give you some New Testament verses.

    Galatians 6:17 “Therefore let no man trouble me for on my body I bear the marks of Jesus.”
    Here, Paul is likely discussing the beatings and punishments he endured for the sake of the Gospel of Christ. This is a pointed jab at those who believe they are justified by other marks, that is, circumcision. Undeniable, though, is the tattoo imagery. Brand marks are what Roman slave owners tattooed on their chattel to display ownership.

    And one last one before I finish Revelation 19:16 “On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, King of kings and Lord of lords.” I know many pastors, preachers and great men of God who have tattoos. That does mean that they are not following Jesus. Always remember that man sees the body while God looks at the heart.

  29. 34 Cameron September 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I have left this post here for about 2 years…People it is not a real tattoo! I am not for, or against tattoos!

  30. 35 cris January 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    united band is such a miraculous band. many lives were touch and open through there inspirational music

  31. 36 Randi February 18, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I agree with this that say not to judge. I was raised in church, never learned about not piercing yourself or tattooing.

    Well I used to cut before I was a christian, and I got tattoos before I was a christian.

    Being a christian isn’t rules. Its a person relationship. So just because i used to cut myself and have a few tattoos means that I won’t go to heaven because i am a bad person???

    HOW!?!?! People need to stop judging, only God can judge you in the end. If you judge others you condemn yourselves.

  32. 37 zach March 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    tattoos can be used to glorify god in your body

    WHAT COUNTS IS WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A NEW CREATION–GALATIANS 6:15 (what counts is whats on the inside)

  33. 38 Edwin March 12, 2010 at 7:40 am

    What counts on the inside reflects on the outside.


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