Does Tattoo Taboo Ring True for Mormon Youth?

Panel, Does Tattoo Taboo Ring True For Mormon Youth? When Brigham Young University basketball star Rafael Araujo’s obvious tattoos drew media attention in 2004, and the team’s media guide used electronic means to scrub his image by manipulating a photo, the flap attracted national coverage. Do tattoos violate Mormon reverence for the body? What motivates young Mormons who ignore the ban? Is there ever a spiritual component? Having never met before coming together to discuss possible Sunstone participation, members of this student panel discovered they had something in common–tattoos–and chose this subject for discussion.

Paul Swenson, Moderator; Manuel Nielsen, Sherry Murdock, Michelle Miller, Michael Negale, Panelists