A Michigan Pastor Steve Bentley has opened up a tattoo parlor.

Rev. Steve Bentley says he’s doing everything he can to reach out to people  who have never felt comfortable at a traditional house of worship.

Bentley’s church, The Bridge, occupies 3,000 square feet inside a Flint  Township shopping center. Serenity Tattoo is located not far from his office — as well as a galvanized watering trough that he uses for baptisms.

Two tattoo artists work at the county-licensed shop that is open every day  except Sunday.

Bentley rejects criticism that a church is the wrong place for a tattoo  parlor, calling it a “morally neutral” practice akin to having your ears  pierced.

He has two tattoos.

 Leviticus 19:28Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

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