A Jesus tattoo billboard is stirring commotion in the Bible Belt in West Lubbock, Texas with an ad, courtesy of Jesustattoo.org. ABC News reports Oct. 9 that it depicts a man appearing as Jesus Christ, with outstretched arms and tattoos inked on him reading such things as “Outcast,” “Addicted, and “Jealous.”
The site has a video that shows Jesus as a tattoo artist and has several tattooed individuals approaching him confessing their sinful body art. A woman has the words “Self Righteous” tattooed on her chest and a disabled boy with the word “Outcast” tattooed on his.
The Jesus tattoo billboard is getting a lot of attention, but not everyone is offended by the ad.
“I thought that it was cleverly done because, basically, it’s a visual of Jesus taking the sins of people and covering them and taking them from an outcast or something and giving them a new start, which is what the gospel is about,” David Wilson, a senior pastor at Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock, said.
Throughout the duration of the six-minute video, Jesus helps the tattooed individuals transform their negative words or phrases into something positive. The woman in the video, for example, is relieved when her tattoo of "Self Righteous" becomes "Humbled." The disabled boy's goes from "Outcast" to "Accepted."
Here is what the creators of the video had to say about the clip:
“It really is as simple as it appears. We are a small group of people humbled by the love of Jesus. We are not a church. We are not selling anything. We encourage you to tell as many people as possible. That’s it.”
How do you feel about the Jesus tattoo billboard and video ad?