I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.
“Do not disfigure yourself with tattoos or body piercings. Young women, if you desire to have your ears pierced, wear only one pair of earrings” – For the Strength of Youth
Until February 1st, I, ____________________, commit to not disfigure my body with tattoos or body piercings.
I, ____________________, commit to never disfigure my body with tattoos or body piercings.
I, ____________________, commit to not wearing more than one pair of earrings at a time.
“Did you ever think that your body is holy? You are a child of God. Your body is His creation. Would you disfigure that creation with portrayals of people, animals, and words painted into your skin?
“I promise you that the time will come, if you have tattoos, that you will regret your actions. They cannot be washed off. They are permanent. Only by an expensive and painful process can they be removed. If you are tattooed, then probably for the remainder of your life you will carry it with you. I believe the time will come when it will be an embarrassment to you. Avoid it. We, as your Brethren who love you, plead with you not to become so disrespectful of the body which the Lord has given you.
“May I mention earrings and rings placed in other parts of the body. These are not manly. They are not attractive. You young men look better without them, and I believe you will feel better without them. As for the young women, you do not need to drape rings up and down your ears. One modest pair of earrings is sufficient.” – A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth, by Gordon B. Hinkley. From https://www.lds.org/ensign/2001/01/a-prophets-counsel-and-prayer-for-youth?lang=eng
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance//