Bible verses on tattoos
The topic “Bible verses on tattoos” is here to give you and many others insights on what the Bible has to say about tattoos. Tattoos’ popularity is increasing as the day goes by and many people, Christians most especially are wondering and thinking on what their decision should be, whether getting a tattoo is a sin or not.
Now, to answer the question whether getting a tattoo is a sin or not, it depends on who the question is directed to, it depends on who you ask and if you are to ask a true Christian, the answer is indefinite because it is not specifically mentioned anywhere in the Bible. Though, many believers and followers of Christ [Christians] condemns it and believe that getting a tattoo is a sin but is it? The Bible is here to give us the proper, right and true answer.
Not to forget our main aim and objective here which is to talk, list and discuss Bible verses that has to do with tattoos. Many Christians thinks, say and conclude that getting a tattoo is a sin because there is a reference to it in the Bible in Leviticus 19:28 where God obviously forbid them.
Bible verses on tattoos – The Scripture
We will be talking about what the Bible really has to say about tattoos and on this verse, Leviticus 19:28 which many Christians may have misinterpreted and based their decision and judgments on. Leviticus 19:28 where God strictly and clearly command them not to make any cutting of the dead on their flesh or make marks on themselves but we are not sure of what the marks stated in this verse means though the word writing means engraving words or symbols.
Though, from history it is known that not until late 1700s the word tattoo wasn’t in English Language and from archeology, it is known that Egypt did tattoos though, it was limited to their women because it is said and believed that getting tattoos on some body parts of woman which has to do with fertility is a good luck charm which will protect the process of child bearing.
Now, below will be some number of listed Bible verses about tattoos so, you are to flow in the spirit, free your mind to be ready to learn, relearn and unlearn.
You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
And try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.
1 Corinthians 10:23
All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.
Bible verses on tattoos – Conclusion
To get a tattoo or to even know and conclude whether it is a sin or not, you need to first ask yourself some series of very vital questions like why are you getting a tattoo, what is the meaning of the tattoo you are getting, is the tattoo you are getting a symbol or an expression of witchcraft or idolatry etc. After asking yourself these series of questions among many other necessary questions, it is now up to you and your answer on whether to get a tattoo or not.
I believe and know that this article on Bible verses on tattoos has been so very helpful to you both spiritually and physically so, do well as a good Christian to tell and preach it to both friends and family.