What does the Bible say about tattoos? Tattoos have been addressed in the old testament of the Bible. God asked His people not to make markings on their bodies. There were many reasons for it.
Are we still required to live by the tattoo laws of the Old Testament in the Bible today?
The truth is that a lot has changed. Saying we must live by what the Bible says about tattoos will bring up an endless debate.
So, what should we do about tattoos? What does the Bible recommend about tattoos?
The Bible advocates for us to offer ourselves as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable before God. There is not much stated about the kind of sacrifice we should be to God except that we must be holy.
Having tattoos is a form of defilement. If it can be avoided, let it be avoided. Just as God required spotless lambs to be offered as sacrifices in the Old Testament, we must seek to offer ourselves to God as clean as possible.
Discussing what the Bible says about tattoos is being petty. Let’s move to more serious matters of our salvation. If this grieves you, then you need to examine your interests.
If you love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength, you will not have a reason to ask what the Bible says about tattoos. You will have more important questions to seek answers for.
While the questions of having tattoos may be genuine, in most cases the people who ask it are having a problem with offering themselves to God. Tattoos come as an excuse for them not to offer themselves to God.
There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. If you lived in the world and tattooed yourself, Jesus will still accept you if you come to Him.
Focus on having the image of Christ.