What Do The Bible Say About Tattoos? Is It Okay To Have Them?

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There are a lot of people with drawings on their skins today for various reasons. These tattoos have become a part of our culture today. As a Christian, what does the Bible say about tattoos? Is it okay to have them? Let us find out more from the Bible.

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What Do The Bible Say About Tattoos?

The Bible has an answer to every situation on this earth. When it comes to tattoos, only the Old Testament has something to say. In Leviticus 19:28, this is what the Bible has to say:

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“You will not make cuttings in your flesh, for the dead, nor print marks on you”

The reason behind this command was that this act was mostly associated with idol worshippers. And so because God did not want his people associated with idol worshipping (Baal) forbade them from tattooing their bodies.

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So what about Christians who use tattoos to identify themselves? The Bible mentions some characteristics of true believers. And so, Christians should let their light shine in all corners of the world for people to see. Their good deeds should be magnified and not with tattoos.

In conclusion, 1 Corinthians 6:19 says we must keep our bodies pure.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

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