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Q&A: Tristin Adams – Inked Beauties
By Sarah and Selma Komisky
Tristin Adams shares her thoughts on shame, her testimony, breaking barriers, and beauty in body art.
What is one thing you would like to share with women who are Christians and are ashamed of their tattoos?
Tristin: God looks at our hearts and not our outward appearance, and neither should we. Christians come in all shapes and sizes and the best part about it is that God loves us no matter what we look like, or dress like, or what color our hair is and what clothes we wear. Never be ashamed of how you look, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).
How do you currently use your tattoos for God’s kingdom?
Tristin: I feel that having tattoos helps me share the word of God to others who look like me and can relate to me by the way we look. God wills all men to be saved, and accepts all men, as long as they believe in his son, Jesus Christ (1 Tim 2:4).
How do you feel beautiful with your body art?
Tristin: I knew at a young age that I wanted tattoos. I love art, different colors in my hair and making a statement with my fashion. My tattoos are a timeline of my life and what I loved at that point in time. They express who I was and who I am. To be honest I think I would feel weird if I didn’t have any tattoos. I feel the most confident in myself and showing off my tattoos.
How do you want to break the barriers of people’s judgments regarding tattoos?
Tristin: I hope that I can show people that Christians don’t come in a picture perfect package. Christians don’t have to look or dress a certain way. No matter what you look like or what you wear or what your past was like, God forgives you and loves you for you. Ephesians 4:29 says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”