Three years ago I was really religious and never thought that would change. I had decided that I would get a large cross tattoo to always remind me that my faith was important and that I should never forget about the importance of my faith. If I had only known then where I would be today, then I might have gotten it upside down... ha ha.

Seriously though, I was staring in the mirror today and realized how hypocritical it is to have this symbol forever etched onto my body when I now know I could never go back to believe such crazy things. I began to wonder if I should get it covered up as something else, have it altered in some way, or leave it as it is to remind me of who I once was and the crazy journey I have been on.

If I covered it up, I would want to cover it with something to show I am no longer a christian, but a man of logic and reason. I would want to show others I am an atheist, a sceptic, and a person who believes science is the best way to understand things.

If I altered it, I would either change the trinity symbol found in the center of the cross to an atheist symbol of some kind, or I would add something else to it.

Or should I just leave it as it is?

I am open to any good advice that anyone would be willing to provide. What advice would you give me and why? Thanks everyone.

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Put a zombie jesus in there for good measure. Write underneath it, "Zombie repellent."
I don't have any advice, but i have a comment about this entire thing.

If faith was so strong, why does man need constant reminders of this faith that is so present?

I am not really asking for a response, I just find it so contradictory to how people with faith need all these reminders!!!!!!

But i already know the answer.

Good luck on the tattoo!
I was also very religious at one point in my life. I have a celtic cross on my left forearm that I never thought I would regret. I have thought about covering it up or something to that effect but I came to the conclusion that it will serve as a reminder of what I used to be. Plus it still looks sweet.
Since Jesus is fairy tale perhaps add a fairy?

Mr. Apostate, that's witty and hillarious. I like it. I would only make one change though; the fairy would have to be bad ass looking.
Mr. Apostate, that's witty and hillarious. I like it. I would only make one change though; the fairy would have to be bad ass looking.
Mr. Apostate, that's witty and hillarious. I like it. I would only make one change though; the fairy would have to be bad ass looking.
I concur, here's some I just googled:

http://www.tattoojohnny.com/search/Fairy
Sorry for the tripple post. I'm using my blackberry to post and it had a habbit of messing up.
I think you need a visual aid prior to proceeding with any modification : )

That's classic! I laughed so hard when I saw this! Mr. Good this indeed would be bad ass! Hahahahahaha..............
I'm months too late probably and I haven't looked through the entire thread, but I think you should leave it and put an equally large atheist tattoo of some kind on your other shoulder.

"Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
-Walt Whitman

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