Is Getting a Tattoo a Sin?

October 27, 2012-


A short while back, I got an email from a young woman at our church who was confused over whether or not it’s sinful to get/have a tattoo. Thinking it may not be appropriate for Christians to get tattoos, she referenced Leviticus 19:28, which says: “You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.”

How would you have answered her? Is it wrong for Christians today to have tattoos?

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