What does the Bible say about Tattoos? Should Christians get Religious Tattoos?

What does the Bible say about Tattoos? Should Christians get Religious Tattoos?


Should Christians get tattoos? Is getting a tattoo a sin? And what does the Bible say about tattoos? In this video I talk about tattoos from a
Christian perspective, check it out! Hi guys, my name is Justin and I want to welcome
you to That Christian Vlogger, a place where you get to join me and experience “faith
in the first person.” On today’s video we are asking ourselves
the question what does the Bible say about tattoos? It used to be that back in the day tattoos
were only associated angry, lawbreaking, leather wearing, motorcycle riding thugs. If you told your Christian grandmother that
you were thinking of getting a tattoo, chances are she’d think you were crazy! In her day, there were no such things as “religious
tattoos,” not if you were a Christian at least. I’ve heard some well meaning Christians
try to use the fact that the Bible does say that our bodies are the temple of the Holy
Spirit by asking, “would you spray paint graffiti on God’s house?” And as someone who doesn’t have any tattoos
I get where they’re coming from, but I can’t help but laugh when those with tattoos ask
the follow up question, “Well, do you have any artwork hanging on the walls of your house?” I think in this area, it largely comes down
to preference, but what I want to know is are there any specific scriptures on tattoos
in the Bible? Virtually anyone who has anything to say about
tattoos will immediately quote you this verse. Leviticus 19:28 which says, “Do not cut
your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the Lord.” Seems pretty straight forward right? Do not mark your skin with tattoos! Case closed! Well, if you were wanting to do a deeper,
you’ll realize that it’s not so simple. Here’s why. If you are going to apply that verse in Leviticus,
in order to be consistent, you’re going to have to apply a number of other verses
in order to be completely straight forward. For example, verses in Leviticus talk about
not wearing clothes made with two different materials, trimming your beard, or even eating
cheese with your hamburger! In fact, the very next chapter even talks
about any child who curses his mother or father is to be stoned to death! Now I know, some of you parents may not be
so opposed to that last one if your child was anything like me. But here’s what I’m really trying to say. The Old Testament was written to a specific
people living in a specific place during a specific time for a specific purpose. Not all of it’s teachings are necessarily
translatable to you and I today. Now this doesn’t mean anything goes and
we become buffet Christians picking and choosing what we like and leaving behind anything that
we don’t. A good rule of thumb lies with what Jesus
said. Jesus said in Matthew, that in the mouth of
two or three witnesses every word may be established (Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1). How I apply this to Bible Study is simple. To really make a rule or principle of something
in the Scriptures, not only does one have to properly study the context of what the
verse is talking about, but one must also be able to find this teaching in multiple
places in the Bible. Tattoos in the Bible? Really only mentioned once and it appears
that when you study it in context, it doesn’t have much to do with you or I today. Then what was the Bible talking about back
then when it was talking about tattoos? Well it’s pretty simple. From what I could research, the ancient pagans
had a common practice when a person died. It was fairly standard in those days for people
to make deep gashes and cuts on their face, arms or legs when they had lost a loved one. It was seen as a sort of respect or offering
to the supposed gods who presided over death and the grave. The early Israelites likely leaned this custom
during their time as captives in Egypt and was largely done in conjunction with cultic
worship practices. God was telling them to distant them from
this practice because there was such a strong correlation with pagan worship and these types
of body modifications. Some would argue today that these connotations
no longer exist. The most recent generation of young hip pastors
seem to have completely broken this model as many popular youth pastors seem to be donning
tattoos unapologetically. But then again, just because your pastor may
do it, doesn’t necessarily make it right does it? My opinion, as I stated earlier, is that it’s
really up to your preference. I don’t see a good reason for us to say
tattoos are forbidden by the Bible. Sure, I don’t think the Bible would condone
obscene or offensive tattoos on your body, but if there is a legitimate category of “religious
tattoos,” I don’t personally see a reason why you shouldn’t. But what about you? What do you think? Is it a sin to get a tattoo? And should Christians get tattoos? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section
below. Before I end, I just wanted to mention one
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100 Replies to “What does the Bible say about Tattoos? Should Christians get Religious Tattoos?”

  1. I don't believe it is sinful to have a tattoo. I personally have a cross on the back of my neck and it is a great conversation starter to introduce others to Jesus 🙂

  2. I believe that one's faith in Christ could be strong regardless of him/her having a tattoo or not. The Bible says, "In everything you do praise the Lord. "Religious tattoos" could be your personal way of showing who you belong to and who you praise. Adding on, our souls will be going to heaven, and our bodies will turn into dust anyway. Tattoos are totally one's personal choice.
    And if one is considering on getting a tattoo, do ask why.

    P.S I have a tattoo of a cross with heart in the middle inspired by 1 John 3:16 – This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

  3. Say this say that. Tattoos are a sin, you are marking your self and people with piercings like you said it was in The old testament, Jesus didn't come to change the law he fulfilled it! The spirit of God is in spirit fulled Christians and the bible says that God's holy temple is are Bodies. It's best not to get tattoos. I'm sure they did it a lot back then maybe not as popular but Did Jesus have a Tattoo?? What about apostle paul?? Peter?? Tattoos are not Holy. God doesn't break what he writes. If that tattoo law changed why isn't it in the new testament?

  4. I think that Christians can get tattoos but I also believe that they can't. I know that sounds complicated but hear me out. In the Ten Commandments the fifth law says to honor your mother and father. So if you ask your parents if they support a tattoo that you want and they say no then you shouldn't get it… I hope that makes sense to who ever is reading this lol

  5. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
    1 Cor 3:17

  6. I just love the way You handled yourself Throughout the Entire time Big ups to You May our higher power continues to heal and watch over you and your family

  7. Blame angelina jolie & the Rolling Stones ( tattoo you ) don't worship false idols….who do people worship ? TV presenters, movie "stars" rock " stars" ….they are poor examples to follow.

  8. "Practice what you preach". Can't get tattoos or divorced if you claim to be a Christian. "Actions define you not the words out of your mouth".

  9. No Christian should not get tattoos if God wanted a mark on my body he would have made me born with it know if you got a tattoo before you became a Christian and you can get it lasered off fine and if you can't he'll forgive you but no no man should get a tattoo no woman should get a tattoo if they're Christian I always said ink belongs on the paper not in the skin

  10. I am Christian and I have few tattos but I regret now please god forgive me I wish I had enough money to get rid of them

  11. Jesus Christ wants us to imitate him did Jesus get any tattoos no did the apostles get any tattoos no God doesn't want us to defile our body our bodies are precious because Jesus Christ gave his blood for our so that we can live why do you want to draw attention to yourself putting tattoos on when all the attention needs to go to God when we get baptized we disown ourselves we give ourselves over to God the majority of the tattoos I see on people are not very nice you cannot compare it to artwork on the wall but that's okay people take scriptures and they twist them for their belief they'll do anything pick and choose scriptures out of the entire buy a Bible for their tradition 2nd Timothy 3:16 all scriptures are for beneficial and teaching so the scripture you just quoted on the tattoo we should learn from that God doesn't want us to destroy our body with tattoos you know how many people died of bad needles and AIDS ink poisoning they say you can't get it but yeah you know when you shoot ink underneath your skin you're going to get something but it's between you and your maker

  12. when the Body isyour Temple, why not decorate the walls then? I never have get this Christian Hypocrisity and doppel standards on one hand it's a sin on the other God forgives all… fuck it!! I decide was good or bad for me and think also for myself 😉

  13. plain and simple its stated do not mark your skin..tattoos leave a marking on your skin..when it say do not then do not when it say do then do..remember that all was written in scriptures is for our sake.granting it doesnt explain or elaborated in the bible why but it was God himself who is speaking..then just foloow it if you believe in God.God will not make anything to put you in a bad situations in life if you just follow his words no more no less. as stated in( 2 timothy 3:16)
    2 timothy 3:16
    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

  14. just my opinion but a religious tattoo is idol worship. it clearly says in the bible to not worship idols. making the sign of the cross is idol worship. wearing a chain with a cross is idol worship.
    so in this case it would be assumed that tattoos are a form of idol worship. Food for thought.

  15. If God didn't like it then, and he still don't! You still need to present yourself modestly. no saying that it's not forgiven, but when you know better do better.

  16. In Genesis chapter 1 God created man in His image we are his image in today's world if you change an image by 10% you can claim it as your own so when you put tattoos on are you saying you no longer God's image

  17. (I'm 23 and once wanted a tat) but then I thought how would I explain to Jesus in person if he asked me why an I tattooed? Do I really need it? Is it a good testimony to non believers having my body all printed? Having a tattoo is needed to give glory to God? We have to care about a good doctrine, based in the word of God.

  18. You Christian call your selfie Christians by name you don't reed your book and you don't listing to your God so why you call your selfie Christians

  19. HELLO??????!!!!!

    Just saying. What if tattoos back then are meant for evil and there are no tattoos that are meant for God. But now it's meaning changed…

  20. Is a Henna a tattoo that Christians should not have? I just got one. Also are getting those tattoos for kids sinning? Like those ones you can peel off easily.

  21. Let's keep it simple. The bible says God is the same yesterday today and forever. His ways his thoughts never change. Our ways and thoughts through the centuries have. The bible says we are to be Holy, which means set apart. We live in the world but are not of it. What does that mean? We are not suppose to be doing what the world is doing. It's a popular thing now to get tattoos does that mean believers in Christ should be doing the popular thing? There's a lot of worldly popular things out there. But God wants his children to stand out and not look like the world and do what they do. I have noticed a lot of Christians trying to justify certain things because it's what they want to do. No one really likes being told No! So this is a reason we get these debates on an issue like this. It's not about is getting a tattoo a sin. It's about disobeying God that is a sin. When Jesus walked this earth He didn't do the popular thing, the thing everyone else was doing. We as Gods children are suppose to be praying and asking in His name what He wants for us. Not just saying yeah it's ok I think to get this or do that. We think a tattoo is a small nothing to God so it's not a big deal. In Leviticus it was a big deal for God to say it that's for sure. Let's not justify anything to suit our wants and start asking our lord first what He desires for us to have or not! Amen!

  22. What should I do about people quoting the Bible to tell me I have sinned with my tattoos (4 times now) if I think the Bible is q book of fairy tales with out shitting on them or coming off like I'm attacking them

  23. Thank you for sharing brother. I'm still unsure about it, straight after it says no tattoos he says "I am the Lord your God" we are to stand out and be set apart from everyone else. I'm open to correction and hopeful you are correct :). Prayers and blessings

  24. In the world as a sinner before Christ I've gotten a few tattoos all negative and evil so when Jesus Christ rescue me I wanted to get a few tattoos base on religion and meaningful to show over the negative ones but I always hear that verse bieng played out how wrong it is anyway that's my beef God bless bro

  25. So have the Christians who put tattoos on their body actually looked at the tattoo shop they were in while getting the tattoo? The tattoo shop itself is a temple. Also the person applying tattoos on your body is doing a ritual or they dont believe in the God of the Bible. They simply want your money. No Christian should be getting tattoos period. No Christian should be cussing. No Christian should be in the club. Christians are to be separate from the world. Exministries covers this subject of tattoos very well.

  26. WRONG! Keep thinking, praying and studying. Tattoos are a forerunner of the final mark of the beast and pave the way for its READY ACCEPTANCE; plus tattoos originated from "the UNSAVED world" and slapping a Christian label on them in NO way changes Biblical instructions for believers NOT to act or look like the world, but to refrain from ALL appearance of evil and MANY of these tattoos are evil looking in the 1st degree. NO, being tatted won't keep one from salvation/heaven, but it makes us LOOK (appear) like UNBELIEVERS and we have been called to BE SEPARATE.

  27. there are 5 verses against tattos. tattos are against the bible. anyone with a tatto should be considered in the gang BAC (born against Christ)

  28. I got tattoos when I was younger, but I repented of my sinful lifestyle at the age of 26,gave my life to Jesus Christ. I no longer glorify my self but I glorify the Lord that forgave me and changing me day by day!

  29. Christians shouldnt put tattoos. It's just not acceptable. Although that doesn't mean that if u have one that your going to hell.

  30. I’ve wanted to get a mom and dad tattoo on both my wrists that my mom and dad have written themselves because they mean so much to me. I also wanted to get a tattoo of a cross that has the crown of thorns hanging on it, Jesus wore on my rib cage but I’m still debating the place. My grandparents are very against tattoos but I really want them. Im scared to get them because of my faith but both my Mom and Dad do have tats.

  31. The best evidence for not getting a tattoo is the scientific evidence. I actually want tattoos but i don't get anymore since becoming a believer because of the way your body reacts to tattoos. When you get a tattoo your body views that tattoo as something foreign and rejects the tattoo by sending white blood cells to fight it off. It can't unfortunately because the ink is compact but with time it can cause the tattoo to fade. I know this because i had some tattoos removed through laser and they explained the whole process. The laser breaks the ink up into smaller particles and it's the bodies' white blood cells that actually do the removing of the tattoo. So if the body aka the temple of God naturally rejects the tattoo then it would follow that the Creator of our body the one who designed our body to function this way would also reject the tattoo.

  32. Watch the YouTube video "how laser tattoo removal works -smarter everyday 123" it does a better job explaining the tattoo removal process and what the ink you are putting into your body actually is.

  33. Fun to watch Christians try to justify getting tatts. You twist the passages in the Bible whenever you want to live your life how you want.

    Hint: the Bible is no more important than any other religious text. Enjoy your life. Pray if you want, worship as you like. Don’t live your life according to an ancient text. The Bible doesn’t tell you how to use the internet either right?

  34. The Bible can be tweaked for anything. Basically modern Christians make it what they want it. Bottom line: tattoos are tacky.

  35. the ink of a tattoo will seep into your blood, travel through your veins, and make your heart black. Tattoos are so so bad

  36. So glad I live by my own laws and not religion, life is much easier when you are your own Temple and don't follow written word from people too stupid to invent computers and other technology and used primitive technology lol

  37. my parents and I have been going to church forever and I play on the worship team and yea I have thoughts on getting one and I’m 19 right now but they have a strong hate towards tattoos and I want one but scared cuz i have a feeling they wouldn’t want me around them so please someone help me figure out this question I’ve been asking my self for years what should I do how should I do it!?

  38. Yes its wrong. Its cutting and we as Christians should be seperate from the world. Jesus didnt do it. Man did. Be like Jesus people not the world

  39. We follow the old testaments moral laws from what I understand. Its the ceremonial laws like eating shellfish thts done away with. Plus it has ties to paganism. It can be a form of idolatry. Like cars or inanimate objects. People actually indirectly or even directly worship those things. Doesnt matter the reasons. Some people dont even know the meaning of what they have on them.

  40. I have one question…. what about those that have tattoos now? Those, that say it is wrong to have one, does this mean these people will be condemned or destroyed. They will not reach heaven…. personally I want One that means a lot to my life and I love God with all my heart… no matter what I have that will never change…

  41. God judges the heart. All of us are naturally wicked within. It's not until we come to Christ and our heart is changed, at which time the Holy Spirit comes in to
    our heart and dwells. We all will continue to greive the Holy Spirit from time to time. This is why God's grace and mercy are such a gift. As the Apostle Paul wrote. We are no longer under the Old Covenant Law and each has the freedom of concious. I have two tattoos that I got after I was saved. Both were chosen due to certain items dear to my heart. That being said, it is not a salvation issue but could do damage to ones testimony. We are The Body of Christ. As Said by Him concerning food. It's not what goes in the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of it. In the same way, an outward tattoo is not what defiles a man, but that which reigns in his heart.

  42. What about in Revelation 19:15-16 When it says "And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING of kings, and LORD of lords."

  43. No tattoos for me. I don’t see why anyone would mark up their body. People desire to be lusted after. It’s obvious who this world serves

  44. The Old Testament also tells women not to wear pants and not to have any piercings or jewelry for the same reason as you talk about tattoos being forbidden because tattoos and piercings were traditionally practiced by pagans, one of my friends has offered to give me a good deal if I want a tattoo but my wife is opposed to it so I made the argument that if it’s a sin for me to get a tattoo then it’s also a sin for her to get her ears pierced and therefore shouldn’t wear her earrings anymore

  45. I think tattoos are not good idea. We are not under the Law of Moses, but under the moral laws, however, tattoos are permanent

  46. I don't think tattoos bring honour to God….
    People of this world make tattoos to love themselves but we as a Christian are called to Love God not ourselves

  47. I’m researching the subject of tatts because I want to get my forearm tatt removed. It’s a Zia sun or New Mexico sun, with an arrow through it. (Pagan) At the time I was a “christian” who got the tatt simply because I loved Native American art. Now that I’m saved I’m wrestling with my tattoo with pagan origins. I now know God sees the mark for what it truly is, pagan worship, even if I myself never intended to serve other gods. My rebellion and ignorance of His Word in my past is now haunting me because I fear the wrath of God even though I repented for getting it. My only option is to remove it. I think if anyone has a tatt with ancient origins they should remove it simply because it will be pagan.
    However, if you’re a believer I argue that you CAN get a tattoo of a cross but ONLY a cross.
    Genesis 1:1 in the original Hebrew language has the words Alef and Tav, the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek Alpha and Omega; inserted in the verse. Long story short, Alef means God, Tav means mark,sign or covenant; which the symbol Tav was depicted with two crossed sticks in ancient Hebrew; a literal cross. So the alef Tav in Genesis 1:1 shows the entire salvation through Jesus, God’s mark, His sign, his covenant the cross. A cross is the mark of the messiah Jesus Christ. To mark yourself with that be a 100% safe bet since the origin of the cross is God’s mark and not pagan like my Zia sun. With a cross you are not serving other gods but the true God Yeshua alone!
    Buuuuut If you think you can cover up your pagan tatt with a cross and declare it holy, I’d reconsider. God sees marks for what they truly are. A pagan mark underneath his cross is still pagan. Not only is it pagan it is now defiling the mark of Jesus. One can’t take what is unholy and declare it holy for the Lord in ways that seem fit to man.
    In Exodus 32 the Israelites declare the golden calf in the name of Yahweh! But God saw it as idol worship. Same applies to Christmas, Easter Thanksgiving and Halloween, God sees all these festivals as traditions of men which are ALL evil in his sight. Even if you’re ignorant and say you’re worshipping Jesus on Christmas he sees all the marks of paganism and false idols you use to fill your homes and He wants nothing to do with you or the celebration. Marks bear meaning. Pagan marks don’t lose their evilness if you slap a cross on it and declare it for the Lord.

  48. I have an ichthus tattooed on my wrist as a symbol of my devotion to Christ and as a way of remembering to remember.

  49. Justin, love your thoughts on this subject. Thank you for all that you do, because what you do really matters!!!

  50. Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures was buried and rose again on the third day according to the scripture 1 Corinthians 15 verse 3 there's absolutely no godly reason for anybody to have tattoos Jesus never had tattoos and Jesus told us to follow him there's no such thing as a religious tattoo and Jesus isn't dead he's Alive so nobody has to cut their body to make a tattoo for the Dead like the pagans did because Jesus is alive it also says we were brought at a price our body is not our own it also says in the scripture we must be all things to all men it's easier to be all things to all men without tattoos because they still offensive to many people we supposed to mortify the deeds of the flesh we died with Christ we become a new creation by faith in him tattoos as nothing to do with the Bible Matthew Mark Luke John Peter and Paul never had tattoos neither did they recommend anybody getting them if people had tattoos before they where saved that's another story but there's absolutely no justification for Christian to get a tattoo it says in the scripture that Pig that was washed goes back to wallowing in the Mire and the dog returns to its vomit supposed religious tattoos are stumbling block to people coming to faith in Jesus Christ Paul didn't even eat meat if it causes somebody to stumble

  51. Buffet christians, Thats a good descrition of most SO CALLED believers today . And something has to be said 2 or 3 times in the bible foe it to be a"principle" (?). How many times does God have to say something before He means it?, I gues 2 or 3 times. He doesn't really mean it if He says it only once…SMH

  52. Leviticus19:28 You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

    The cherished traditions and fables of men, about tattoo or anything
    else, collapse under scrutiny. Christians, having come out of a
    deceived, confused world, are set apart from the world by the truth!
    It is the craft of Satan to make us think and speak of the Divine law as
    uncertain or unreasonable, and so to draw us away from God.
    It is our wisdom to keep up a firm belief of God's commands, and a high
    respect for it.

    1Corinthians 3:16-17 16-Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple,
    and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
    17-If anyone destroys God’s temple,( with tattoos ) God will destroy him;
    for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.Revelation13:16  The beast (2Corinthians 4:4 satan the god of this world) forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark placed on their right hands or on their foreheads. As slaves received a brand or mark in
    their flesh, betokening to whom they belonged, so in the spiritual
    conflict there is on the side of evil a brand or mark.
    and when the mark of the beast was worn and gloried in everywhere.
    But he who has wisdom and understanding, will see that all the
    enemies of God are numbered and marked out for destruction;   [ Satan must be enjoying this, having his mark on Gods Temple. ] 

    “his mark” — the beast/the Antichrist’s mark   ( Rev14:9– 11 )

    We also looked at how the mark of the beast will seal those who take
    it–seal them to condemnation.
    What does the Bible say about deceit?
    It is very clear in the Bible that deceit is an act that God hates. In order to follow the Lord’s path deceit cannot be in your heart and soul.

  53. Leviticus19:28 You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

    CHRISTIANS MISTAKES THAT LED THEM TO HELL
    The cherished traditions and fables of men, about tattoo or anything
    else, collapse under scrutiny. Christians, having come out of a
    deceived, confused world, are set apart from the world by the truth!
    It is the craft of Satan to make us think and speak of the Divine law as
    uncertain or unreasonable, and so to draw us away from God.

    It is our wisdom to keep up a firm belief of God's commands, and a high
    respect for it.

    1Corinthians 3:16-17 16-Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple,
    and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
    17-If anyone destroys God’s temple,( with tattoos ) God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.Revelation13:16
    The beast (2Corinthians 4:4
    satan the god of this world) forced all the people, small and great,
    rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark placed on their right
    hands or on their foreheads. As slaves received a brand or mark in
    their flesh, betokening to whom they belonged, so in the spiritual
    conflict there is on the side of evil a brand or mark.
    and when the mark of the beast was worn and gloried in everywhere.
    But he who has wisdom and understanding, will see that all the
    enemies of God are numbered and marked out for destruction;   [ Satan
    must be enjoying this, having his mark on Gods Temple. ] 

    “his mark” — the beast/the Antichrist’s mark   ( Rev.14:9 –11 )

    We also looked at how the mark of the beast will seal those who take it–seal them to condemnation.
    What does the Bible say about deceit?
    It is very clear in the Bible that deceit is an act that God hates. In order to follow the Lord’s path deceit cannot be in your heart and soul.

  54. Getting a Tattoo is a big decision once you get one it's on for life and you wonder if you should or not. If I know God says not to get tattoos will he forgive me?. if I already no I shouldn't get one
    If I wanted to make a decision who can be good helping friend to tell me I shouldn't get a tattoo. I would really like it if there could be someone tell me why I shouldn't get a tattoo

  55. Yes, yes yes, He has got it. I have the answer and it is easy and Biblical. Christians should not put marks or tattoos on their bodies. 1 Corinthians @-20 says Christ bought all of us with a terrible price, His blood spilled onto the Cross and onto the ground. Our bodies are not our own. Our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit. We are to glorify God with our bodies and He made us the way He wants us to be. We are to take care of this body or temple and not do harm to it. Putting a tattoo on a body is the same as putting graffiti on the temple. Could you imagine someone putting graffiti on the Jewish Temple, they would at the least be flogged or killed. If people come to Jesus for Salvation and have a tattoo, ALL your sins are forgiven and you have His Grace and Mercy. Some of you may say, "I put a picture of Jesus on me or I have the cross tattooed on me". We don't know what Jesus looked like and besides, could it also be idolatry? If Jesus wanted a cross on our bodies, could He not have done it Himself? We don't have a right to tattoo our bodies because they are not ours. My opinion is that someone that gets a tattoo after hearing the Truth has a Spirit of Rebellion and needs prayer… Tattoos are of the world and we are not of the world. I see parlors that are demonic, and I run from them. I see this question asked many times to clergy and they get it wrong every time. Pastors seem to skirt the issue like on this YouTube video and it is very clear in the Bible. If you disagree, then argue with God.

    1 Corinthians @-20
    19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

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