What Does The Bible Say About Tattoos And Piercings?
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What does the Bible say about tattoos and body piercing? Well, the Bible makes references in the Old Testament about not scarring the body and putting markings on the body, and we know that the body is a Tabernacle, the Temple of the Living God, so that’s what the Bible says about it. But oftentimes, I question this prose because people want to know if it’s okay to do it today. Well, we’re in a new dispensation today. This is the dispensation called grace, and we’ve been saved by grace through faith that’s not of any words.
See, under the old regime, the law, you had to do all these certain things, foot washings and all these ordinances, you had to eat certain types of food, to distinguish. God would separate His people from the others, the Gentiles, from His own people, by how they conducted themselves, by what they ate and all these very ceremonial things that they would contend with.
But now, we are in this age of grace. It doesn’t matter now. It doesn’t save you. It has nothing to do with your salvation. That’s why thank God for Jesus. That’s why He came because people would mark themselves all up and cut themselves up and put paint all over there. They would wax themselves all over with all types of graffiti and everything else.
But again, so Jesus, He took care of all of that. He took care of all the laws. He fulfilled the law. All the things that we weren’t supposed to do or we weren’t able to fulfill ourselves, He did it for us, so that’s the blessing and the blood of Jesus.
So, what does the Bible say about tattoos and body piercing? You know, you can tat yourself up all over if you want to, but that’s up to you. If you want to go around covering up everything in this beautiful creation that God has made and you want to do your arms and your chest and your back and all over your body with tattoos and colors, that’s on you. It might hinder you from getting jobs in some places. It might have, some people might profile you because of that also, because it’s some timing. It has associations with it.
And then certain types of tattoos have demonic semblances and symbolize demonic forces and things, and so you are can attract some things that are not godly as a result. But does it save you? It has nothing to do with your salvation. Are there demonic symbols? Yes. You can put them on your body and you can attract all types of demons as well. But again, that’s what the Bible says about it. No, you shouldn’t do it because according to the law. However, has it anything to do with your salvation? No.
So, I’m like this here. If God said I shouldn’t eat pork, you know, He had a reason for it. But do I eat it? Once in a while, but there is no law. I’m not in bondage. However, you know why He said don’t? Because it’s not good for you. Well, so why would I mark up my face? And then, just to be personal, I’m a dark-skinned brother. Why would I tat myself up? You can’t even see half of them anyway. I’m just having fun with you. But you can’t even see the markings on many of us dark-skinned people anyway, unless it’s some kind of fluorescent paint.
And so, that’s up to you if you want to tat yourself all up. I think it’s a fad we’re going through right now, and a lot of people are just following other people, marking up their bodies, and many people are taking them off as well. And so you just, you think about it yourself. Is God convicting you? If you have a conviction, don’t do it. If you don’t feel like doing it, don’t do it. If you feel pressured, don’t do it, you know. And if you do it, well, don’t be condemned. It’s on you.