[quote="Kittycoin, post:1, topic:336311"]
I am planning to pursue the priesthood. I have, for a long time, wanted to get a tattoo, and am wondering if I should in light of my vocational goals.
I have the design chosen already: it's a small crown of thorns in a Celtic design. I would like it over my heart, to be kept under clothes. It is meant to be small, and kept privately only for myself, not to be displayed publicly. It's a symbol to myself alone of my devotion to Our Lord and His Love and Sacrifice.
I've really wanted it for a long time, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
Do you think I should? Or is it a bad idea?
Thanks, and God Bless
Congratulations on feeling called to the priesthood.
Have you spoken with the vocations director of your diocese or your parish priest about your desire to enter the priesthood?
Since you notice a concern in your thoughts about a tattoo and the priesthood, it seems fitting that you speak with your vocations director or priest.
If you have not already begun to speak with them about the priesthood, now would be a good time to do so. As you move along this path toward discernment, you could address the tattoo along with any other questions or concerns.
Do you mind sharing your age as this can also play a role in deciding about the tattoo?
May God lead you in discerning your path towards His priesthood.