Is it ok for christians to have tattoos?

by Andy on February 28, 2007

I would say yes….always have…but if you need more info please read below.
(taken from http://www.sacredink.net/tattoo_and_the_bible)

Tattoo And The Bible

Christians with tattoos, Christian tattoos and Christian tattooists, what does the Bible teach about the current style of body décor?   If the Scriptures tell us that tattooing is a behavior that God says is wrong in any way, then it’s certainly off limits for God’s followers. But does the Bible teach that God forbids tattoos and other cosmetic body modifications?

The main scripture that concerns many people with regards to tattooing is this verse from the remarkable Old Testament book of Leviticus

“You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.”
Leviticus 19:28 — New American Standard

At first glance this passage seems to indicate that tattoo is forbidden for Christians. To comprehend the Scripture correctly, we must always examine the whole of Scripture and look at the particular context of a given passage. If we neglect deep study we will never truly understand the intent of the author.   We need to look at the word(s) of the above passage in full connection with the surrounding verses, and in context with the historic setting at the time of its writing. When we study below the surface of this text, we then will see more clearly what God says about tattoo. The verse quoted above is part of a larger passage of scripture seen here.

Read the full article at http://www.sacredink.net/tattoo_and_the_bible)

  • Anonymous

    That’s actually pretty interesting. I’ve never really questioned whether or not it was wrong because I never wanted one. But now I’m actually considering getting a small one… I’d like to get it on my wrist, but I know it’d be harder to hide for jobs there.. so I’ll have to think about it. Thanks for the link though, that’s interesting stuff.
    -Jayne

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