The priest Federico offers tattoos in an atmosphere of calm and confidence in his church to the more religious. And the most important thing, he doesn’t charge for doing it, he only receives donations.
“It might be that people could be uncomfortable or unhappy in other establishments offering the same service, and also we welcome those who don’t recognize traditional religious ceremonies,” told me Federico in the confessional.
This innovation on a religious building is the result, according to Federico, to the bad conception that people have about religion. He also ensures that a tattoo is not going against the church and that it is a simply a morally neutral practice.
The same pastor proudly wears two tattoos on his body, all in an innovative way to make a new way to reach Jesus Christ.
Unfortunately he didn’t give me the chance of looking at his tattoos; even he denied answering where they were placed on his body. It might be that this only privilege would only be appreciated by the nuns.