Question: What does the Bible say about tattoos?

The verse in the Bible that most Christians make reference to is Leviticus 19:28, which says,”You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.” So, why is this verse in the Bible?

What does the Bible have to say about tattoos?

Tattoos have been around for millennia. But in the ancient Middle East, the writers of the Hebrew Bible forbade tattooing. Per Leviticus 19:28, “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves.”

What are the negatives of getting a tattoo?

Tattoos breach the skin, which means that skin infections and other complications are possible, including:Allergic reactions. Skin infections. Other skin problems. Bloodborne diseases. MRI complications.

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