Can A Christian Get A Tattoo? (And Other Related Matters)

There is a lot of confusion and controversy about what Christians are allowed to do and what they should not even consider doing. There are many questions around what is acceptable in Christian homes. Is it permissible for a Christian to consume alcohol? What about smoking? Is it permissible for a Christian to have tattoos? Leviticus 19:28 does not forbid tattoos in the modern sense. It seems to be a warning against a pagan mourning practice. Using that verse to vilify tattoos is weird, considering that Leviticus 19:27 commands men to never shave their beards. If you vilify tattoos, you have to keep your beards too.

So, in any case, should a Christian get a tattoo? Stephen Curry, the multiple award-winning Basketball Player has multiple tattoos on his body. Stephen Curry may have been meditating on Isaiah 44:5, as his tattoos serve as a reminder to him that he is unique because he is devoted to God. He has tattoos of 1 Corinthians 13:8 and John 3:30 on his body. The letter A is inked on the basketball player’s left ring finger. This is due to the fact that he is not permitted to play with his ring, and he wanted to carry his marital vows with him even on the basketball court.

There is no distinction between things like money, tattoos, cars, houses, and alcohol. They all have the potential to be used for good or evil. Our Lord Jesus gave us only one commandment: LOVE. We are to love the Lord, our God, with all of our hearts. If you love God, you are free to do whatever you want. Your job as a watchman is to make sure you love God and are completely devoted to Him. Then we must raise others to help them grow in their love for God; that is all we have to do. The tattoos, smoking, drunkenness and gluttony will all take care of itself.

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