Why our tattoo is baptism: Peace is our task.
Tribes had tattoos.
Empires tattooed the body of the society on the walls of the temple with hieroglyphics.
Israel's tattoo was circumcision.
Ours is baptism.
The re-emergence of skin tattoos heralds neo-tribalism.
The bad part of tribalism is perpetual war, and it is our task to rid society of that, as our ancestors rid empires/nation-states of slavery, and Israel of exclusiveness.
We must make peace, under God, by explicit reconciliation of opposites, and, to amen what you say, thus....the tattoo of baptism into the Prince of Peace, '...truly God and truly man...without confusion, without change, without division, without separation...,' the paradigm of explicit reconciliation of opposites.