Masonic Tattoos

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  1. jasper7788

    jasper7788 Registered User

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    Not sure if this is a topic already. And I apologize to my brothers if it is.

    Just curious if anyone out their wears a Masonic tattoo with pride. I have thought about it, but haven't committed yet. I have a good collection of ink at the moment.

    Thoughts?


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  2. Plustax

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    Sadly my lodge frowns upon persons with alot of tattoos. I personally find it hypocritical & contrary to the oath. One visiting mason was told that his attire was not good enough to attend a stated meeting. Yet a month earlier he was invited along with others & recognized as a 50yr mason. His attire? He is a senior citizen that owns & loves hs Harley & was wearing his leather vest & jeans (nothing disrespectful on his vest). He had been out riding all day & recalled of the stated meeting & decided to visit. Needless to say he's never returned. I do still see him at Shriner stated meetings & I know him as a Stand up" guy.... & good mason. Oh well.... such is life.
     
  3. jasper7788

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    Although I love tats. I also dress for lodge meetings appropriately. I always wear a suit and tie. The only time I deviate from that is to wear my tux. I usually wear my tux if I am sitting in a chair or definitely if I am doing a degree. I am not WM. but in my jurisdiction if you learn the degree you can give it.

    I'm not sure what jurisdiction you or your friend is in. Also not sure of the circumstances regarding the incident.

    My original post was meant to bring together brothers who have or are considering a Masonic tattoo.


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  4. Benjamin Baxter

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    I don't see any reason it should be an issue. Choose you tattoo without violating anything and go on and show it off. Your a mason for life why not get a tattoo. I would probably get it where you could cover if needed.
     
  5. jasper7788

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    Didn't think it'd be an issue.

    More or less curious if anyone else has one and what they got. Lets start a thread with pics.


    Bro Jason Moreland
    Barger Lodge #325
    Stroudsburg, PA
     
  6. Benjamin Baxter

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    There are allready some threads started. I am mobile right now, but if you search masonic tattoos, you will get a few threads.
     
  7. jasper7788

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    Thanks


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    Barger Lodge #325
    Stroudsburg, PA
     
  8. Benjamin Baxter

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    I plan on getting one this year, and when I do I will post it brother.
     
  9. rpbrown

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    I have a couple of Masonic tattoos along with severl others. One of them I was not happy with the artist's work and am going to have it re-worked in a few weeks. This was a new artist that was recommended by a friend. Shame on me, but his portfolio looked pretty good. I now have an artist that I go to that is great.

    With all of that, what I am saying is before you get inked, investigate your artist thouroghly.

    There are no issues at our lodge with tattoos or we would be a very small lodge as only 2 or 3 dont have them.
     
  10. John Schnitz

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    I love my tattoos. I have one masonic and cherish it deeply

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  11. Chillimaru

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    I am waiting until I'm in the The Scottish and York Rites and incorporate all into one, I'm open for suggestions and would like to see some ideas, I don't think we can post pics at this time on the boards but I think we can thru messaging, please send some ideas!!!


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  12. Brother JC

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    I haven't gotten any Masonic art yet, but have several ideas, including the Two Pillars, and Father Time and the Maiden.
     
  13. whittybarber

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    Our we allowed to print, paint or stamp?

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  14. Brother JC

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    Images? Yes, we've been doing it for centuries. How many posters, prints, patches, paintings, rugs, auto emblems, rings, shirts, or hats have you seen?
     
  15. whittybarber

    whittybarber Registered User

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    Very true!

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  16. crono782

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    It is often said (esp in matters of symbology) not to confuse the symbol with the thing symbolized. We are forbidden to lay down the secrets of our craft. The symbols are intended as outward representation.


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  17. whittybarber

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    Very true brother sorry I spoke with out thinking.

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  18. jwhoff

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    Say.

    Anyone out there know if Masonic tattoos are sliming.

    Just wo(a)ndering if there is any hope for Bro Wild Bill Lins and myself.

    Don't think either of us have another loop in our belts.

    :17:

    I know Bro RedTemplar is said to have a few links left on his. Word is he has a belt punch.
     
  19. dfreybur

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    As long as what we print is not included in what's secret, certainly. It's very easy to conclude that everything about Masonry is secret but that's never been the case. The exact range of what's secret varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but the square and compasses have never been included in those secrets.

    Just for fun - That list of verbs also differs jurisdiction to jurisdiction. I'm currently learning a third list. It's amazing the number of verbs committees on ritual have found that mean various sorts of writing.
     
  20. whittybarber

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    That's awesome ever cool info.

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