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Published: Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:00 p.m. MDT

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JimInSLC
Salt Lake City, UT

Sister Fox, you have a wonderful story, a great testimony, and an amazing spirit. I can see you becoming a role model for many of the young women that you encounter when you speak. I do not mind that you have tattoos, but it would probably be better not to identify yourself by them. Others may want to become Tattooed Mormons too. There is nothing wrong with that if they already have the ink before converting. How about Al Fox, Daughter of God! That has a nice sound to it. Lastly, the ink cannot be removed I'm guessing that the tongue piercing can be. You might find that you enunciate better without it.

Twin Sister
LINDON, UT

What an unlifting, humble conversion story and testimony! And, what a great example of member missionary work! Thank you for sharing, Al Fox!

sjames
AMERICAN FORK, UT

Al Fox is an amazing person. I met her soon after I came home from my mission. My brother was going to some "informal scripture study" sessions that Sis. Fox had organized. She had at least 10 people there (they said it was a low turnout that day). I remember that upon our first meeting I thought "What a mature, wise and charismatic person." She just has a certain way about her countenance that inspires the best in people. I'm so happy to see her sharing that love with others.

snowman
Provo, UT

JimInSLC: Although the church does not encourage tattoes they will not deny a temple reccommend to those who have them.

Someone Pinch Me
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

A true conversion would cause to remove them. We don't deface the Temples and that's what our bodies are!

mightyd
Hurricane, UT

@jiminslc

do not look at the mote in someones else's eye, until u remove the mote in thine........

kargirl
Sacramento, CA

Rock on, Sister Fox!

JimInSLC
Salt Lake City, UT

snowman: I have no problems with the tattoos. It is great that Sister Fox will be going through the temple. I just don't think it is a good to identify yourself by something external.

I think it was President Hinckley that said. 2 earrings for girls, no earrings for boys. Maybe it was a tic-tac on her tongue and I just mistook it for a piercing, in which case I apologize Sister Fox.

@mightyd: mote? Was there a mote in her eye? I guess I was too distracted by what I thought was a tongue piercing. I'll have to watch it again.

What will you tell your teen daughters that want to pierce their tongues? Sister Fox's tongue is pierced. Yes and if Sister Fox jumps off a bridge are you going to jump off the bridge too?

Okay, I've got to go remove this beam from my eye. I can't see anything and it's starting to hurt.

donn
layton, UT

RE: Tattooed Mormon' Al Fox shares her conversion Conversion to Mormonism.

Radical religious converions are not unusual: Randy Bachman, BTO to Mormonism. Cat Stevens to Islam. Sammy Davis Jr. to Judaism.

Converts to Christianity. Mark Farmer, Grand Funk railroad. Richie Furay, Buffalo Springfield . Roger McGuinn,the Byrds
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And the #1 Christian conversion, Saint Paul, "for I bear in my body the marks=(stigmata, stigma)of the Lord Jesus"(Gal 6:17).

LCW
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Beautiful

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Does this mean you aren't opposed to your tattoo free child getting a tattoo?
Wait I thought its fine?

Editorial Notes
At Home In, UT

I love listening to her testimony.
I love her enthusiasm for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

But I feel I am missing something...
She is not the (only) tattoed Mormon so why 3 stories since February labeling her as such?
It makes her sound like a circus sideshow.

There is a good size fireside circuit,
there's a good smattering Mormon bloggers and YouTubers...

But everyone's story is unique.
She's found a way to share hers.
Focus on her story...
She's not her tattoos.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"I think it was President Hinckley that said. 2 earrings for girls, no earrings for boys."

Do you really want your religious leaders delving into the minutia of your lives? Do you really need that?

It would be smothering to me.

donn
layton, UT

RE: Tattooed Mormon' Al Fox shares her conversion Conversion to Mormonism.
Radical religious converions are not unusual: Randy Bachman, BTO to Mormonism. Cat Stevens to Islam. Sammy Davis Jr. to Judaism.
Converts to Christianity. Mark Farmer, Grand Funk railroad. Richie Furay, Buffalo Springfield . Roger McGuinn,the Byrds
And #1 Christian conversion, Saint Paul, for I bear in my body the marks=(stigmata, stigma)of the Lord Jesus(Gal 6:17).

stealthblue
Herriman, UT

Here is the churches stand on Tattooing, important not to judge, esp those who got tattoos before they became members:

Tattooing
Latter-day prophets strongly discourage the tattooing of the body. Those who disregard this counsel show a lack of respect for themselves and for God. The Apostle Paul taught of the significance of our bodies and the danger of purposefully defiling them: "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are" (1 Corinthians 3:16–17).

Additional Information
Those who have a tattoo wear a constant reminder of a mistake they have made. They might consider having it removed.

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

When she is giving interviews my feeling is that it would be better if she covered up her arms. It is offensive to look at and yes tatoos can be removed even though very painful and I'm sure expensive. It difficult for me to feel she is an example of a latter-day Saint woman when the main thing you see are the tatoos...I don't understand why anyone would choose to desecrate their bodies with tatoos..it is not becoming and it certainly does not please the Lord.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

Some of you are just crazy. You don't judge a person by their skin color, their culture, their tattoos, their piercings, etc. You judge them by their character. From what I'm hearing from the criticizers here ... she has more character than you WITH the tattoos.

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

To the people telling this girl to remove her tattoo's you clearly don't know how it works. First, there is no guarantee that it will work, if the artist went even a bit too deep or if the ink is blue you probably aren't getting rid of the tattoo ever(unless you cut all of your skin off) The other thing is depending on your skin type you can be left with large scars(that are worse than the tattoo). The biggest thing is when did this woman's salvation become Jim or SuzyK or anyone else's decision? She should do what's right between her and god, not what some posters on the internet think.

Tamzintheuk
Newton-le-Willows, 00

How refreshing! Times have already changed so much that I feel Sister Fox is wise to identify herself as the Tattooed Mormon. I feel the reason the church has not grown quicker than it could have (and therefore been a blessing to more people so far)is partly due to the Pharisee attitude brought into it by competitive and condescending attitudes. So many people take too many decades to shake off their worldly natures even after feeling God's love. We do progress... "Line up Line", "Here a little and there a little", "Opposition in ALL things". "Adam fell that men might be", and "Men are that they might have joy". Our Baptismal covenants are to comfort those that stand in need of comfort - and mourn with those that mourn. We all make decisions in life, and THEN learn to forgive, repent, let go and move on.

Kyre
Ogden, UT

I agree that our bodies are temples in that they are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. However, don't LDS temples have many symbols and engravings all over them? How would a tattoo related to one's faith be any different than these markings I see all over LDS temples? I think people need to really consider what actually "defiles" our bodies. This subject is one I think people rush to judgment on. Maybe I'm just off-base here.

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