Friday, September 19, 2008

Melissa's Biblical Footnote

Strange as it may seem to have back-to-back foot posts, this may be a trend as the weather cools and sleeves grow longer.

I interrupted a conversation Melissa was having with someone else in front of Borders on Penn Plaza to ask her about her inked right foot.

The words are based on a passage from the Bible, from the Book of Matthew, Chapter 22, Verse 37, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your mind and all your soul." It's a slightly edited version, but the message is the same.

Melissa explained that these words have even more meaning for her as they are engraved on her father's headstone. He passed away several years back.

This passage was inked by Craig Messina at Lone Wolf Tattoo in Bellmore, New York.

Thanks to Melissa for sharing this tattoo that means so much to her, here at Tattoosday.


Livia Indica said...

I'm always amazed at foot tattoos, it seems it would be the most painful place, right next to all those bones. Ouch. But they do look cool in sandals.

Dreaming on a Moonbeam said...

Long before Matthew was written came Deut. 6:4 - "And you shall love G-d with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might."(my translation) Sound familiar? Its the v'ahavta, the first prayer after the Sh'ma...
Not quite the same, but I am fascinated in finding repetitions & similarities in different parts of scripture.