Jesus tattoo billboard might appear as a sign of disrespect to Jesus Christ, but one group is using many of these controversial tattooed billboards of Jesus to spread a message of Christianity: that Jesus bears good faith and unconditional love for all people. It is I4U News that reports this Saturday, Oct. 12, that the billboards have received everything from outrage and interest to support from Christians and non-Christians alike, but that it certainly has people discussing them this week.
A Jesus tattoo billboard first appeared in a Texas town, and are since spreading to other locales across the southern U.S. state. While some believe this certainly radical and somewhat shocking image of Jesus Christ covered in tattoos is a sign of disrespect to the Son of God, others feel the inking is a creative way to show that Jesus reaches out to all people, and loves all of humanity, regardless of individual burdens or sins.
According to the Tattoo Jesus group, their billboards are not mean to disrespect Jesus Christ, or that they are even part of an anti-religious movement. Instead, the group alleges that they hope to reveal in a very public way that an inked-up Jesus shows the “true nature of the Messiah … and his divine ability to turn things negative about people into positive things.”
This certainly sounds like a Christian message, but some people are allegedly outraged by the billboards, considering it a flagrant form of disrespect to the Christian faith, rather than a bearer of good faith in and of itself.
In light of this controversy in Texas, the Jesus tattoo billboards continue to urge people to visit their website via the Web, where they promote a new video and other links that provide readers with a more modern view of Jesus Christ in a contemporary context, particularly as one who loves all people — including the outcasts and those who suffer addiction, whose words are inked on Jesus’ chest and arm in the billboards themselves.
What do you feel about a tattooed Son of God appearing in public? While some seem to be offended by these advertisements as a sign of disrespect to Jesus, others view the Jesus tattoo billboard as a creative, outreaching new way to welcome others into the Christian faith and bear the good news to all people with messages of love, acceptance, and hope.