By: Holly Brantley
Johnathan and Jessica Bates feel they Christians with an opportunity. They say people walk into Skin FX, their tattoo parlor, that might not ever see the inside of a church. So, they take a moment, as they say, to put a bug in their ear about Christ. "I think society has demonized tattooing," said John. But you won't find any demons at his tattoo parlor. You also won't find any cussing or smoking. "I want to change the public perception of tattooing," he said.
Not every image inked at Skin FX is a Christian Symbol. But you won't find anything offensive. "I have an opportunity when they're here to bring the message of Christianity to them whether they're getting a Cross or a flower," said John. "As a Christian it's just part of my job, to plant a seed." "If you really want people to know you're a Christian, you have to live that," said Jessica Bates.