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Should Christians Have Tattoos?

What does the Bible say about tattoos? Is it a sin to get a tattoo?

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Thanks a bunch. Please continue on the other side, if you wish.

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Because as I've already pointed out, the passage refers to the marking of dead bodies with symbols of pagan gods.

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@earTHMama

Does the following response to the original Poster's, answer your question (i.e. response to Poster's query)

Question #2

Is it a sin to get a tattoo?

Response:

I sincerely reserve and leave that judgment to you and the LORD.

I will make this remark though

it’s OK if one had the tattoo before knowing the LORD.

The LORD accepts one the way one is - No questions asked.

One will just have to learn to live with the tattoo after the acceptance.

BUT the moment one gets/got to know the LORD,

the idea(s) of getting a tatoo or romanticizing with the idea, turns to/becomes a NO-NO.

Tattoos on bodies are practically akin to graffitis on temples houses

Is there anyone out there, been too hard on themselves for "ignorantly" having a tatoo or tribal marks?

They can take solace from this verse.

Roman 8:1 (King James Version)

OR

Roman 8:1 (Bible in Basic English version)

Yup we aren't under the LAW any longer

and the choice to TATTOO is down to the "tattooee"

The LAW is/was a schoolmaster,

the minute you come off age,

it no longer, is for you

Remember that, just because we aint under the LAW anymore,

is no excuse for recklessness

Paul said - paraphrased

"YES I can do things if I want

maybe for the sake of it

but then, not all things are profitable"

PS:

Tribal marks?

I am able to link your premise 

Tribal marking is a faded, out dated and ancient practise

@yam

Yam hey why couldnt you have opened up a fresh post for your flyer & invite

instead of fly-tipping it here, eh?

Splashing your flyer like that here without the Poster's OK

doesnt show respect or regards to the Poster

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I'm beginning to suspect that deeper life church is a cult. Why are they anti social? everything is a damn sin. They refuse to join others and enjoy christmas rather, thats when their retreat begins.

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Please you guys should stop misinterpreting the bible. The bible made that comment based on fornication and adultery besides, should you scrape your skin off if you have a tattoo before becoming a christian?

Should a christian have tribal marks?

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This is for genuine believers in Christ and not for the religious ones who have been born into their religions.

The Bible makes it clear in:

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 in your spirit, which are God's."

and also in 1 Cor.3:16-17; Rom.12:1-2; 2 Cor.7:1

The passages above are clear on how Christians should take care of their bodies which is the temple of the Holy Spirit.  It is just like anyone of us who happens to be a landlord or a property owner, we would not be happy if the tenants in our properties paint or use grafitti on the buildings, equally our bodies which belongs to the Holy Spirit as the temple of God should not be abused, painted or tattood if we really respect and honour the owner of the temple which has been purchased and redeemed by the blood of God.

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Yup we aren't under the LAW any longer and the choice is down to the[i] "tattooee"[/i]

The LAW is/was a schoolmaster,

the minute you come off age,

it no longer is for you

Remember that just cos we aint under the LAW anymore

is no excuse for recklessness

Paul said - paraphrased

"YES I can do things if I want

maybe for the sake of it

but then, not all things are profitable"

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Please see this thread where the topic was dealt with extensively with scripture references.

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-108212.0.html

To those saying yes, why don't you follow all the other OT Laws? why pick out only tatoos?

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Lev 19:28 

You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks on you. I am Jehovah.

End of story.

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personally I dont like them, whether you are christian or not. Why you draw permanently on your body? you no fine reach?

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@naomijt (f)

No Problem - you're welcome. Guess you would have done the same.

Is there anyone out there, been too hard on themselves for "ignorantly" having a tatoo?

They can take solace from this verse.

OR

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I think I need to study this . . .

Thanks for that brief response

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^^ Quoting that passage for the purpose of banning tattoos is silly.

The passage is discussing preparation for death in which many bodies were tattooed with pagan religious symbols.

Yet another peice of historical dogma that needs to be consigned to the garbage can.

And no. I don't have any tattoos and I don't even like them. But it's crazy to try and use a misinterpretation of scripture to ban something you don't agree with.

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ibkaye asked Should Christians Have Tattoos?

@ ibkaye (f) @naomijt (f)

Question #1

What does the Bible say about tattoos?

Response:

In the Tanakh, Leviticus 19:28 says

Question #2

Is it a sin to get a tattoo?

Response:

I sincerely reserve and leave that judgment to you and the LORD.

I will make this remark though

it’s OK if one had the tattoo before knowing the LORD.

The LORD accepts one the way one is - No questions asked.

One will just have to learn to live with the tattoo after the acceptance.

BUT the moment one gets/got to know the LORD,

the idea(s) of getting a tatoo or romanticizing with the idea, turns to/becomes a NO-NO.

Tattoos on bodies are practically akin to graffitis on temples houses

Check out the below references for ministrations or comfort

Unto whom much is given, much is expected.

We arent under the LAW I hear one mutter

Yeah yeah yeah,

but then there is this responsiblity part

to respect the new found RELATIONSHIP with the LORD

by not consciously defacing his temple

This is the difference between having a RELATIONSHIP and practising RELIGION

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another religious controvery brewing here?!

legs it as fast as his legs can carry him

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Wait . . .

I need u guys to help my ignorance here

Does it say anywhere in the bible that it is a sin?

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I don't see anything wrong with getting a tattoo as long as it's respectable and not somewhere in your body like your face. Must we always do like the people in the Bible for crying out loud.

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A christain should not have tatoo. i want to invite you to this winderful retreat as you come the LORD WILL BLEE YOU,IT TAKES PLACE ANY WHERE YOU ARE

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Yeah it is. I have forgotten the bible passage now but a Christian shouldn't get inked

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how is he misquoting the bible, is the OT not part of the bible.

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Is it that my beloved Deeper Life is going the way of the Prosperity bible church ?

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