The short answer is…nothing. At least nothing definitive. The Bible makes no specific reference to tattoos as we understand them in modern times. Some Christians condemn all tattooing as immoral because God clearly forbids them in Leviticus 19:28.
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Does the Bible allow Christians to get tattoos?
Leviticus 19:26-30 26 ‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. ‘Do not practice divination or seek omens. 27 ‘Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. 28 ‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD. 29 ‘Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will turn to prostitution and be filled with wickedness. 30 ‘Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.
What does the Bible say about tattoos?
The short answer is that the Bible does not say anything clear and direct about tattoos. Leviticus 19:28 verse literally translates: And a cutting for the dead you will not make in your flesh; and writing marks you will not make on you; I am the Lord.” The word writing refers to inscribed or engraved symbols/words, and is used only here.
Is it sin for Christians to get tattoos?
The tattoo itself may not be a sin, but the motivation in getting it might be. ? Our bodies, as well as our souls, have been redeemed and belong to God. The believer’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19–20).
Is God against tattoos?
Tattoos are against God . God commanded us not to have tattoos – print marks upon us. Lev 19:28: You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print (tattoo) any marks upon you: I am the LORD A tattoo is a mark either permanent or temporary on the skin (body). To print a mark is to tattoo.