Is Tattoo Forbidden In The Bible

Tattoos are not explicitly forbidden in the Bible, but a verse in Leviticus 19:28 warns against marking one's body. The verse states, "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the Lord." However, interpretations of this passage vary, and some Christians believe it refers to ancient pagan practices rather than modern-day tattoos.

In the New Testament, body modifications or tattoos are not mentioned. Since there is no explicit command against tattoos, getting one is not considered a sin. However, Christians are encouraged to think carefully before getting a tattoo and to consider whether it glorifies God and aligns with their faith.

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Jamie Larson