Is it a sin to get a piercing or a tattoo?
I showed my mom a picture of a monroe piercing and I asked her if she would allow me to get that piercing if I used my own money. My mom is a very religious person, and don't get me wrong, I am pretty religious myself, but she is way more strict. She said no because our body is the temple of God.
I told her that I know some Christians who have piercings and tattoos (a lady from my church has a nose piercing and a tattoo) and my mom just says they're fake Christians or something...
I don't understand why she wouldn't let me get a monroe piercing, yet she has her ears pierced and she got my ears pierced when I was a baby. When I asked her about that, she said, "Because even back then, they already pierced their ears" and I said, "Well they also used to pierce different parts of their bodies back then". Then she just started yelling at me.
I plan to ask our church pastor when I go to church on Sunday, but for now, can anyone give me their views on this?