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Catholic tattoo campaign: "Faith that gets under your skin"

In the Viennese meeting place run by the religious orders, "Quo vadis?" A "Free Tattoo Walk-in" will be set up on April 15 - those interested can choose from Christian motifs

On the Friday, a Tattoo Mass on the Saturday, 
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Austrian religious orders invite you to a "Catholic tattoo campaign" in their Viennese meeting place "Quo vadis?". On Saturday, April 15, the German tattoo artist Silas Becks will have Christian motifs selected from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then have them tattooed on site.  Becks, who came from Stuttgart, is a convinced Catholic himself, who has been carrying out Christian tattoo campaigns for several years and thus wants to help people to express their faith personally, according to an announcement entitled "Give yourself a sign" on Wednesday.

On Friday, April 14, at 6 p.m., a "tattoo service" for "colorful people" is to be celebrated in the Ruprechtskirche, followed by a panel discussion about "faith that gets under your skin".

"Quo vadis?" director Christopher Paul Campbell said of the tattoo campaign: "It's about taking seriously the signs people give themselves, noticing the stories behind the tattoos, finding faith in all things. " A Catholic perspective should be taken on the phenomenon of tattoos, which has become commonplace today, "not based on prohibition and rejection, but on friendliness and equality."

Campbell pointed out that there are historical links between tattooing and Christian spirituality. In addition to the Jerusalem pilgrim tattoo and its centuries-old tradition, tattooing played a role in many parts of Christianity - such as the Copts in Egypt or the Eritrean Christians. In Jerusalem, but also in Loretto or Santiago de Compostela, according to the "Quo vadis?" active theologians repeatedly deal with the matter of Franciscans or Capuchins with tattoos. Famous religious such as the Dominican Heinrich Seuse (1295-1366) or the Beguine Christine von Stommeln (1242-1312) "included subcutaneous ink in their pious practices", according to Campbell.

The panel discussion on Friday evening, April 14, at 7 p.m. at Ruprechtsplatz 1 will be attended by religious, tattoo artists and their critics. Media representatives will have the opportunity to interview people involved in the tattoo campaign in the Dominican Church and the Franciscan Church between 11 am and 3.30 pm this Friday. Anyone who was in the "Quo vadis?" (Stephansplatz 6, 1010 Vienna) would like to get tattooed free of charge - "depending on capacity and availability" - should bring an ID card to prove that they are of legal age


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