[quote="DoxieMama, post:1, topic:295525"]
I am going to start the RCIA classes next months in order to become Catholic. I have some tattoos which are of sentimental value, including a Cross & my childrens' names. My tattoos are hidden in places people can't see, such as my shoulder & my back, neither of which I show off.
Are having tattoos considered a mortal sin? If so, after going to Confession, would I still be considered "living in sin" if I don't remove the tattoos?
Today we buried a beloved member of our community, Father Dawes. He had full sleeves on both arms so if a priest can have tattoos so can you, don't dwell on it. If you still feel troubled talk with your parish priest.