Christian tattoos? Christians who get Christian Tattoos? Inquiring single Christian minds want to know: Should a Christian get tattoos? Are Christian tattoos ok? Depending on who you talk to, Christian tatoos are either devilish or cool. What do you think?
Christian Tattoos and the Bible
So what does the Bible say about tattoos? In Leviticus 19:28, it reads, “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.” This command sounds plain enough, but the problem for those who feel tattoos, even Christian tattoos, are unbiblical presents itself by reading the verses before this one. For example check out v. 19: “Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.” Or how about v. 27: “Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.”
As one can observe from the above verses, except if one is a strict Reconstructionist, vs. 19 and 27 are not being abided by today by the vast majority of Christians.
So what’s the deal here regarding Christian tatoos? Does this suggest that the Scriptures should not be obeyed? By no means! Rather, we simply need to practice better hermeneutics in order to understand what and why the LORD commanded such things, and how to apply those truths to our lives in a way that honors Christ. If you do your research, and I am not gonna do all of it for you, you will see that the forbidding of tattoo in Scriptures had to do with keeping the Israelites from practicing idolatry and idol worship.
Overall, I don’t have any Christian tattoos, but my feeling is they are not sinful in and of themselves. However, if a Christian single gets a tattoo, it should not bring reproach to Jesus or reflect anything God calls “evil.” This is a gray area where Christians need to decide, after much prayer, by themselves. Any doubt? Leave it out!
Everything we do should bring glory and recognition to Him, including our tattoos.
Bible Verse of Day
~Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. Christ is the new covenant~