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The anchor and for my soul is an allusion to the @heckyeahchristiantattoos

The anchor and “for my soul” is an allusion to the chorus in “You Won’t Let Go” by Michael Smith. I fell in love with the song because it is comforting to know that in times of turmoil I can always regain focus on God, my anchor, to pull me back from the ledge.

I also struggle with depression so the first three verses of Psalm 40 are especially important to me: “I waited patiently for The Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in The Lord.”

It’s great that we always have the comfort of God in our hearts. And I think it’s important for everyone to be mindful of that blessing.

Be strong and courageous do not be afraid or @heckyeahchristiantattoos

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them. For the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you” Deuteronomy 31:6


A reminder
For when the voices in my head shoot bullets at my logic, 
creating dark holes with a depth that makes it easy to forget

A reminder
For when these voices darken the room of my heart, 
and whispers that no one 
could, would, should
come close and turn on the lights

A reminder
For when temptation rips apart the fragile seams of truth that try to uphold my integrity 
And when any deep breath to gain peace collapses underneath the crushing and chaotic waves of anxiety

A reminder 
For when strength grows weary from the deafening screams of fear
And when guilt seems to hollow the cracked well of grace

A reminder
For when doubt overwhelms belief to where I feel as though my prayers are cast into an empty sky
For when I no longer find myself praying

It is a reminder
That no matter 
how dark how weak how afraid how irrational how ill
my mind often wanders to become 

This is a reminder to have courage to believe
that He goes with me
and will never leave 
nor forsake me

Well ive been wanting this tattoo since i was 15 @heckyeahchristiantattoos

Well, I’ve been wanting this tattoo since I was 15 years old - I’m twenty now. It’s from one of my favorites songs ever, the first one that moved me when I met God.

Anyway, I’m in love with it. Now my arms look more… complete haha

The cool thing is that, because I am brazilian, the people who doesn’t speak english always have to ask me what it means, instead of giving just a quick look, and often the meaning gets to them. I mean, what He did for us… We’ll never know.

But those who hope in the lord will renew their @heckyeahchristiantattoos

“but those who hope in The Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”. Isaiah 41:30

For years, my relationship with God was very distance. I was afraid to tell people I was religious because I was scared of getting judged. (yes, I know that sounds stupid and yes, I’m embarrassed to say that). For years, I’ve been constantly battling my own mind. I guess you could say I’m my “own worst enemy”. I use to think God was evil and mean, that he kept on punishing me for no reason. But anyways, I reconnected with God a while back when times were.. well, not the easiest. The struggles I was facing I coped with the wrong way and I eventually spiraled out of control. I was ready to just quit and say “enough is enough”. But one night, I just decided to sit down. And talk. And pray. And that night I reconnected with God like I never did before. My life changed that night. But really changed? Myself. I grew stronger. I was no longer afraid. But most importantly… I was free. I was free from all my sins, my past, my mistakes, all the horrible things I was battling, I was free of it all. I was finally at peace. All the questions I was confused about or the questions I had unanswered for years.. I finally had answers to. Everything seemed to make sense from there on out. I had a better and more positive outlook on life. So basically what I’m trying to say is that very night, when I sat down with God, my Savior, he saved me from my wicked, evil mind. My life has been forever changed since that night.

So I decided to get this tattoo to show all of His Glory to Him and to others. And now I know no matter what happens in my life, big or small, I will always have God by my side.

Hi so my name is emma i am 18 years old and i @heckyeahchristiantattoos

Hi! So my name is Emma, I am 18 years old and i just started my freshman year of college. 

Last Friday, I got this tattoo. It says Nayā banāyā which means “Made New” in Hindi. When I was a little girl, I was molested by a man who had lived with us. I suffered with many thoughts of “I’m not pure, I am broken. I am filthy and ruined.” As I got older, I learned more about Jesus. In Ezekiel 16, it talks about Israel being a little girl who God loved and adopted. Israel ran from God and became a prostitute and sold herself to other nations and gods. This broke God’s heart BUT He kept His original covenant with Israel and made her new again. Jesus has restored me and made me new. He has washed me clean and promised me a new life. In Him, I am redeemed. My dream is to go to India and teach little girls/women coming out of human trafficking. I want them to know about my Jesus. I want them to feel the same healing and restoration that I have felt. I put this Indian phrase on my body to remind me who I am in Christ and and what my purpose is. I am His and I am made new. 

The rose was my birth moms favorite flower in @heckyeahchristiantattoos

The rose was my birth mom’s favorite flower, in this way I can honor my father as well as my mother. Wherever she is I hope she’s being blessed like I have been by such an amazing God

I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder when i @heckyeahchristiantattoos

I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder when I was a little girl. thanks to my incredible support system & years of therapy and medication, I am okay most of the time, but there are still days where it is impossible to get out of bed because I am so nervous and exhausted and afraid.

but there is good news: perfect love expels all fear. this tattoo is a permanent, prophetic declaration over my life. Jesus makes me brave

I have submitted a photo before of my skull and @heckyeahchristiantattoos

I have submitted a photo before of my skull and bones/ 3 crosses tattoo. This  is my newest piece. It is of Jonah and the Whale. If you look at the “whale” it has teeth like a fish. I had the artist do this since it says a great fish swallowed Jonah, but everyone knows the story as Jonah and the Whale.

I feel like Jonah since I have run from going into ministry for a long time, even though I know God had called me to it. I am finally going through the candidacy process for the United Methodist Church. It’ll be pretty interesting that I will be pretty tatted up as a pastor.

By grace alone @heckyeahchristiantattoos

“by grace alone”

Agape christ love for me the perfect love a @heckyeahchristiantattoos

Agape. Christ love for me, the perfect love, a love that never gives up on my even though i may give up on it. 

I fell away from christ and after falling away i @heckyeahchristiantattoos

I fell away from Christ, and after falling away I was miserable, empty, and it took a few years to come back Him and His truth. But now, here I am. This tattoo is a lyric from “Christ is Enough” (yes I know I got it tatted reversed) but that song rings true in my heart. Specifically, this line. I am saved because of God’s grace, and I die to myself daily because He is good, and there’s nothing else I see but the cross and the sacrifice Christ made through love and grace. The ways of the world means nothing to me, there’s nothing it can offer me but death. Jesus is before me now. He promises me salvation, and pleasing plans for my life, and a beautiful place to dwell in His kingdom, and He proved this through when he conquered death. I won’t lose sight of that.

This is my second tattoo it is based off of 2 @heckyeahchristiantattoos

This is my second tattoo.
It is based off of 2 Corinthians 5:7– “For we walk by faith and not by sight.”

Pistis elpis agape or faith hope love in the @heckyeahchristiantattoos

Pistis Elpis Agape or Faith Hope Love in the original koine greek of the new testament. Taken directly from the greek version of 1 Corinthians 13:13, this tattoo means so much to me. It’s not only a reminder of where my heart should lie but also a reminder of my grandma (she passed away three years ago, and this was the passage they focused on at her mass).

When peace like a river attendeth my way when @heckyeahchristiantattoos

“when peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
it is well, it is well, with my soul.”
(via hey-bails)

Agape christ love for me the perfect love a @heckyeahchristiantattoos

Agape. Christ love for me, the perfect love, a love that never gives up on my even though i may give up on it. 

Got this done super recently this verse has been @heckyeahchristiantattoos

Got this done super recently, this verse has been glued to my bedroom wall for almost a year and a half. The actual verse says, “In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” To me it’s a little reminder that I don’t have to worry about anything or be anxious all the time. I can go through the day in peace because God knows exactly what I need, he will direct my steps and show me what path to take, I just have to trust in him.

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Matthew 10 29 31are not two sparrows sold for a @heckyeahchristiantattoos

 Matthew 10:29 & 31Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care… 

So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

My first tattoo s sorry if the description is @heckyeahchristiantattoos

My first tattoo(s). Sorry if the description is lengthy, but I feel like it helps explain it a lot more.

They’re two anchors, with the quote “I will never falter, I’ll stand my ground” surrounding them. The quote is from an A Day To Remember song, but that’s not why I got it. I just really liked that line, and it went well with this idea.
Firstly, the quote itself basically means that I won’t change my beliefs and views to please others or anything like that. I like to be very firm on what I stand for and believe in, whether that be my religious views or views on anything in general. I won’t change who I am for others, I’m just not the that kind of person.
Secondly, the anchors, have a lot of meaning behind them, more than I actually realized. I did research on the meaning behind anchor tattoos, and came up with various things. An anchor is used to keep boats from drifting away and keeping them in their place, meaning that these anchors will symbolize that I won’t change my ways, I’m firm where I am. The anchor actually has Christian meaning too, believe it or not. Not only does it closely resemble the cross, as it was meant to long ago, it was also a symbol of hope and Christianity for those attempting to escape persecution long ago. In general this anchor (and tattoo) will give me strength in times of which I need it.
Finally, a Bible verse I found that went along with this too: “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of the Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:19-20 (NIV)

Hi my name is courtney this is my second @heckyeahchristiantattoos

Hi, my name is Courtney.

This is my second tattoo. It’s based off of the verse John 8:36. 

It means a lot to me because I had dealt with depression & anxiety for most of my life. John 8:36 has gotten me through a lot. It was a constant reminder that because I had accepted Christ into my heart, He had set me free from it all. There was no strings attached. He set me free, and I can say I am free from all those things still. I haven’t had an issue with my depression in almost a year, and I haven’t had an anxiety attack in almost 7 months. 

Anotherprodigal my friend joe got a new @heckyeahchristiantattoos

anotherprodigal:

My friend, Joe, got a new tattoo

Same guy who had the “Alpha and Omega” Tattoos on his wrists. 

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