What Does the Bible Tell Us About Tattoos On Our Bodies? Is it sinful to mark our bodies, commonly known as tattoos? Given that the Almighty God gives us free will.
Let us look at what the Bible says about tattoos and whether having them is wrong or right.
Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body and spirit, which are God’s.
Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the children of the Lord your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
Proverbs 11:14-17 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but there is safety in the multitude of counsellors. He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure. A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches. The merciful man is doeth good to his soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his flesh.
Hebrews 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron.
Colossians 1:10-18 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the saints’ inheritance in the light. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him, all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; in all things, he might have the preeminence.
Philippians 3:1-4 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed, is not grievous, but for you, it is safe.
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
For we are the circumcision, which worships God in the spirit, rejoices in Christ Jesus, and has no confidence in the flesh. However, I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath of which he might trust in the flesh, I more.
So as you can see that God disapproves of us marking up our skins; you must remember that when God speaks, he creates a law and rules for us to follow.