I have recently (June '08) begun attending Mass as I am married to a Catholic and have a young daughter who was in need of baptism.
Somewhere along the line of attending the pre-baptism classes I re-discovered faith I’d long forgotten about and am now attending our parish RCIA with the hope of being confirmed at the Easter Vigil.
I’m really enjoying the trip so far, but the one thing that troubles me a little is my occupation, I’m a tattoo artist.
From the research I’ve done so far I know that large scale tattooing is probably inadvisable, but also that the Church has no official doctrines on tattooing. I know of the part of the bible that speaks of not marking that which was made in God’s image. But aside from this I see no other restrictions.
Thus far I’ve not been asked my occupation, and my parish seems pretty liberal, but I am so happy in my new found faith that I fear being cast out if anyone finds out what I do!
All advice gratefully received