Are tattoos acceptable to God? Does God support tattoos? What would God say about tattoos? What does the Bible say about tattoos?
According to the ancient authorities, the practice of tattooing prevailed among all nations of antiquity, both among savages and civilized nations; the slave had impressed upon his body the initials of his master; the soldier those of his chief; and the worshiper, the image of his tutelar deity. But for all Israelites, Moses wrote this…
“Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.”
For us who are Gentiles or not Israelites, the commandment above may not apply in this age of grace, however it does tell us that the Lord God likened it to a form of idolatry.
For those who already have art permanently impressed in their skins, you may wonder about what the Lord may say. Well, more than likely, the Lord will not heed the art as much, but what is in your heart is another story.
All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart.
By the way, if the skin art depicts any form of evil, consider blotting it out or removing it by laser. The choice is yours.