What Does the Bible Say About Tattoos?

Wes  —  November 22, 2011
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In this video, I discuss the question of, “What does the Bible say about tattoos?” I know of only one passage which specifically mentions tattoos by name, and that is an Old Testament passage in Leviticus. Therefore, Christians must determine, based on the New Testament, whether or not it is pleasing to God to tattoo our bodies. In other words, what principles do we find in Scripture that apply to the issue of tattoos?

Certainly, I do not believe tattoos will keep a person from heaven. If you already have tattoos, I am not making a judgement about you or your choices. I simply want to encourage everyone to examine every decision we make in light of God’s word.

Whether you have no tattoos, one tattoo, or a thousand tattoos–I love you and God loves you! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wes McAdams