I plan on going through RCIA this upcoming year. I have tattoos and am wondering if I’ll need to get them removed. I do not have anything offensive. I have my daughter’s name, an angel for a daughter that passed away, and a few others. Are tattoos viewed as evil in Catholicism?
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*]Has the church said anything official about body piercing and tattoos
*] Is excessive tattooing a mortal sin?