*Some call it taboo, other’s call it a profession of faith. Tattoos have long been taboo in the Christian community, but many young believers now choose to get inked as an outward symbol of their faith, says WorldonCampus.com.

Unlike previous generations, which saw the permanent marks as a violation of Scripture, as well a sign of youth rebellion or gang activity, today’s young adults consider tattoos a cultural norm. Some even think of their artwork as a witnessing tool, although critics question the real motivation behind the practice.

Last week, teen pop star and professed Christian Justin Bieber made news for getting a large tattoo of Jesus’ face – reminiscent of a Renaissance painting – on his left calf.

Read the full story at worldoncampus.com.