ADVOCATING GOD’S TRUTH ABOUT TATTOOS – THE PRICE OF GETTING “INKED.”

ADVOCATING GOD’S TRUTH ABOUT TATTOOS – THE PRICE OF GETTING “INKED.”

You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord – Leviticus 19:28 According to Pew Global Research many people have chosen to ignore this command of God. The results of a 2010 survey showed that 40% of 18-29 year olds have at least one tattoo. 32% of 30-45 year olds do, 15% of 46-64 year olds and notably even 6% over 65s! A Harris Poll in 2012 discovered 21% of Americans are marked with a tattoo. The UK Guardian newspaper reported that 20% of the UK population is “inked.” Yet the word of God expressly forbids this. So what should be the church’s response to this issue and what advice should we give Christians considering getting “inked?” When our Father in Heaven expressly forbids something there is a reason for it. He is not being an uncool parent.   He is God, our creator who knew us before we were formed, He knows all things. So if our all-knowing Heavenly Father says “no” then we should pay attention, because there’s a reason. “the ex-Hell’s Angel was very embarrassed about the tattoo on his chest which implied he worshipped Satan. As he rose from the waters of baptism the tattoo had completely disappeared from his chest, it was amazing!” – David Pawson. To understand why God says no to being tattooed we need to go to His word. In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 it is written: “do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” Would...