Understanding what the Bible teaches about tattoos will give us a perspective on whether or not Christians should get a tattoo. Tattoo verses in the Bible often talk about the printing on the body.
There are verses in the Bible that condemn the printing of tattoos on the body due to several reasons. And one of the reasons I can come up with is this, getting a tattoo is pagan.
Therefore it is because of this reason God commanded the children of Israel that they should not get tattoos on their bodies, and neither should they print for the dead ones.
The heathen nations not only did these things in honor of their gods but in grief for the death of a relative.
Tattoos Verses in the Old Testament
Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
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Leviticus 21:5 They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
Tattoos in the New Testament
This is popularly referred to as the mark of the beast because it was given by the Antichrist. And this is not the same as the tattoos people are getting today. This one will be administered by government officials to those who will want to receive it when they are in control of everything in the world.
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And destruction awaits those that get the mark of the beast because they can’t be saved.
Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.