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Religious tattoos commonplace in the Fox Valley

Religious tattoos commonplace in the Fox Valley

8:33 PM, Nov. 8, 2013
Nick Wiedeman gets a tattoo at the Flesh Chamber in Appleton of his children's names set off by praying hands and a cross.
Nick Wiedeman gets a tattoo at the Flesh Chamber in Appleton of his children's names set off by praying hands and a cross.
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When Tommy Bongers points to the sky, Jesus shows up in flames. The tattooed Appleton pastor, who has his savior's name inscribed on his arm, is among the devout in the Fox Cities who prefer to wear their faith on their sleeves - literally.

"A lot of people get tattoos to represent things in their life that are significant," Bongers said. "With religious tattoos, it's just that we have such thankfulness for Jesus redeeming us as our savior ... it's just a focus in our life as a Christian following God that a lot of times religious tattoos are just kind of something that we desire to have as a decoration ...

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