Should Christians get tattoo. You hear a lot of debate about this. I even talked to one person who is a Christian and is also a tattoo artist. He told me it is okay as long as you don’t tattoo the dead on you. I have had plans to work on a blog post about tattooing and that helped spike this blog post.
I use to want a tattoo. At that time, I wanted to get an eagle and a dream catcher all in one. I really like eagles. Then, I started get really active in church and started to feel convicted. I gave it some prayerful thought and now I have no desire for one.
I see where the tattoo artist points out about tattoo the dead on you. In Leviticus 19:28 it says not to tattoo the dead on you, but it also says not to tattoo any marks on you. It goes beyond just tattooing the dead, it includes ANY MARKS.
You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am theLord. 1
Back in the Bible times according to my study notes of my Bible it says they tattooed to word off evil spirits. But we know now that Christ is the one that defeated the evil spirits. Christ has the victory.
The Bible tells us our Bodies are the temp of Christ. Tattoo to me is damaging the temple. We are to take care of the temple. I believe tattoo is just like graffiti on a wall. Our skin is the wall and the tattoo is the graffiti. Yes, I know a lot of people have Christian related tattoos.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 tells us our body is the temple of Christ. That we do not own our bodies, that our body was paid for by a price. A price that Christ paid for. We are to glorify God with our bodies. This includes fleeing from sexual impurities. This includes sex outside of marriage or even sex before marriage.
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.2
I do know that some people get tattooed before they were saved or even after. Christ forgives us no matter what we do, we just cannot continue living in sin.
This has been some food for thought. I hope that if you are a Christian and thinking about getting a tattoo that you give it some prayerful consideration as to not do it.
- Leviticus 19:28
- 1 Corinthians 6:18-20