Christians: what's wrong with tattoos?

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  • 1 month ago
    Best Answer

    There isn’t nothing wrong with tattoos it is part of our life cycle it shows how we have either lived our life or like me what we believe in I’ll post a pic at the bottom of this post of my favorite tattoo

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  • 4 weeks ago

    (Leviticus 19:28) “‘You must not make cuts in your flesh for a dead person, and you must not make tattoo markings on yourselves. I am Jehovah.

  • 1 month ago

    Tattooing is by no means a modern practice. Tattoo-bearing Egyptian and Libyan mummies have been found that date back hundreds of years before the time of Christ. Tattooed mummies have also been found in South America. Many of the tattooed images were directly related to the worship of pagan gods. According to researcher Steve Gilbert, “the earliest known tattoo that is a picture of something, rather than an abstract pattern, represents the god Bes. In Egyptian mythology Bes is the lascivious god of revelry.”

    Significantly, the Mosaic Law forbade God’s people to tattoo themselves. Said Leviticus 19:28: “You must not make cuts in your flesh for a deceased soul, and you must not put tattoo marking upon yourselves. I am Jehovah.” Pagan worshipers, such as the Egyptians, tattooed the names or symbols of their deities on their breast or arms. By complying with Jehovah’s ban on tattoo markings, the Israelites would stand out as different from other nations.​—Deuteronomy 14:1, 2.

    While Christians today are not under the Law of Moses, the prohibition it laid on tattooing is sobering. (Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 2:14, 15) If you are a Christian, you would certainly not want to make markings on your body​—even temporarily—​that smack of paganism or false worship.​—2 Corinthians 6:15-18.

    Health Risks

    There are also health concerns you should consider. Dr. Robert Tomsick, an associate professor of dermatology, comments: “What you’re doing is breaking the skin and introducing pigmented material into the area. Even though the needle only goes in a little way, anytime you break the skin, you have a risk of bacterial or viral infection. I think [getting a tattoo] is generally a risky thing to do.” Dr. Tomsick continues: “Once pigment is in, even if there’s no infection, there’s always the chance of contact allergies, dermatitis and allergic reactions that can cause skin to get red, swollen, crusty and itchy.”

    Despite the intended permanence of tattoos, various methods are used in attempts to remove them: Laser removal (burning the tattoo away), surgical removal (cutting the tattoo away), dermabrasion (sanding the skin with a wire brush to remove the epidermis and dermis), salabrasion (using a salt solution to soak the tattooed skin), and scarification (removing the tattoo with an acid solution and creating a scar in its place). These methods are expensive and can be painful. “It’s more painful to have a tattoo removed by laser than to get the original tattoo,” says Teen magazine.

  • Mintee
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    you are injecting ink into your skin, altering Gods creation..

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  • 1 month ago

    It was prohibited in the Old Testament as idolatry. It still is idolatry - the worship of oneself.

    • Climate Realist
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Tattoos were allowed in the Old Testament if they were not for the dead.

      Why do people keep missing the "for the dead" part of the Bible passage?

  • Paul
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The original and true Christian Church, to which Jesus Christ promised the fullness of truth, has never said there is anything wrong with them.

  • Mog
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Nothing. I've just never seen a tattoo that I've wanted to get.

  • 1 month ago

    From what I've heard, getting them hurts like hell and it's even worse getting them removed.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
  • Like homosexuality, the law against tattoos was cured by Jesus. 😁

  • 1 month ago

    The Israelites were forbidden to engage in this practice, one that was common among some other ancient peoples. Le 19:28

    For example, there were times when the Egyptians tattooed the names or symbols of their deities on their breast or arms.

    By complying with God’s law not to disfigure their bodies, the Israelites would have stood out as different from other nations. De 14:1, 2

    The prohibition would also have impressed upon them a proper respect for the human body as God’s creation, to be used in honoring him.

  • 1 month ago

    Nothing if you don't mind being called a low life or white trash.

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