Thank you for sharing that experience with us. That really is just the attitude a Christian should have. We shouldn't take sin lightly or treat any sin as trivial, but neither should we let the devil occupy us with past sins. If we value the work of Christ on the cross, we'll be maintained in both those things. If I know that Christ died for my sins, I'll get an impression of how grievous sin is in the sight of God. And, if I know Christ died for sins, I'll know that the judgement has been exhausted, the penalty has been borne by that perfect One, and only the love's left for me.I speaking out of my personal experience encountered with God as I myself still have a tattoo with me. When I was 19 I tattooed a guy name on my chest to prove my love for him , years later I regret and so I covered up with the rose. Having tattoo is definitely a sin because the symbol of tattoo serve as an open door for the devil and yes I had many years of miserable because of it.
Since the day I returned back to God .I know my position in Christ. My passed sin will no longer be condemned. Though my tattoo remained in my body but it doesn't stay in my soul for my soul belongs to Jesus Christ! When I get my immortal body during Jesus second coming, it will no longer be there because I am made new and perfect and righteous in Christ. So , having a tattoo in my body is no longer an issue as long as I don't get another one. What I'm focusing right now is having a good and close relationship with Him and my pass sin will no longer be a stronghold for me to experience Him at higher level. Now I look at my tattoo is a reminder of how God have redeemed me from the darkness and together with Him we will find victory.