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“My body is a memorial”

Tattoos often represent thoughts and feelings that we have not spoken about or acknowledged, even to ourselves. There are no laws that prevent Freemasons from getting tattoos. As the art form has evolved, so has the level of skill and artistic detail in the work — expanding from traditional Masonic symbols to intricate, permanent, personalized expressions of Masonic principles and values.

This month’s spotlight

Bro. Antonio PON DeCaro

“One of the coolest things about Freemasonry is that, wow, there is this tradition. I’m learning the same things that people throughout history have learned. To me, there is nothing better. I love that connection. I love that I’m part of that history. The fact that I can go to the Grand Lodge of New York and see the history that goes back to George Washington is so cool to me. I wish I could tattoo George Washington. What do you think he would wear?”

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Chamber of Reflection

Chamber of Reflection

This Knights Templar painted apron deals with the symbolic nature of the historic Templars as they exist as an inspiration within some areas of Freemasonry.

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Knights Templar Apron

Knights Templar Apron

This Knights Templar painted apron deals with the symbolic nature of the historic Templars as they exist as an inspiration within some areas of Freemasonry.

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Masonic Charity

Masonic Charity

FAITH. HOPE. CHARITY.Charged With CharityCharity is the brightest jewel in the Masonic crownEditor's note: This article was originally published on The Midnight Freemasons blog and is being republished by permission of the author. This version contains...

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Traveling Men – Puerto Vallarta

Traveling Men – Puerto Vallarta

A few years ago, I was invited to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by some close friends to scuba diving. This was one of my favorite Masonic memories, and it would never have happened if I did not travel and take the time to meet Brothers from far and wide.

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Remembering September 11

Remembering September 11

Craftsmen Online remembers September 11, 2001 with the words of MW Carl J. Fitje, Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge of New York.

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Traveling Men

Traveling Men

As most Masons know we love to refer to ourselves as Traveling Men. But do you travel? Have you really taken advantage of how and what traveling means in our prestigious fraternity?

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Brother Thomas W. Bradley

Brother Thomas W. Bradley

Brother Thomas W. Bradley’s life would forever change after becoming a Freemason. His life focus would shift from craftsmen, Civil War veteran, to an upright man and Mason.

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The Working Tools of Entered Apprentice

The Working Tools of Entered Apprentice

Within each degree, the instruction on the Working Tools is one of the most beautifully written parts of Masonic ritual. We examine how an Entered Apprentice can literally divide their time with the use of the 24-inch gauge.

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