There is only one verse that talks directly about tattoos. This verse explains that It is a sin to get tattooed as part of a ritual of another religion. The Bible no longer talks about tattoos, but it has some general principles that help the believer decide whether or not it is right for them.
Tattoos are no joke! You’ll have to live with it for the rest of your life. So, before doing it, ask yourself: “Will this give glory to God?“Are you going to give a good or bad testimony? Does your conscience allow it?
If you got a tattoo but felt it was wrong and regretted it, God forgives you! The tattoo will not disappear, but you are no longer under condemnation. God always forgives those who repent.
What the Bible says about tattoos
“Do not make cuts on your body for the dead or tattoos on yourselves. I am the Lord.
Do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who lives within you, who was given to you by God, and that you are not your own? You were bought at a price. Therefore, glorify God with your own bodies.
So whether you eat or drink or do anything else, do everything for the glory of God.
“Everything is permitted”, but not everything is appropriate. “Everything is permitted”, but not everything edifies.
Thus, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. So let’s stop judging each other. Instead, let us resolve not to put a stumbling block or obstacle in our brother’s path.
What is good for you must not become an object of slander.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Therefore now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set me free from the law of sin and death.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things are passed away; behold, new things have appeared!
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