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  • I never saw that one in the Ten Commandments.
  • Tattoos are a way of keeping a memory (or something just friggin sweet and that you won't regret in the morning) with you forever, and I consider them works of art; my cousin got one after his dad passed on, and it says "In Memory of _______ ________; My Superman. I loved it. Cant be saying his name lol
  • While there is a passage in the bible forbidding tattooing I don't believe it means never get a tattoo. I think it means that getting a tattoo to influence a dead person or some other pagan reason to get a tattoo is wrong. I believe God wanted his people to be holy and did not want them to be involved in the pagan practices of the peoples around them. It is something you must decide on your own. If you believe it is a sin then for you it is.
  • Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cutting in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord. It is a sin.
  • No, i do not believe it is. Besides in the old testament there is not verse saying it is a Sin. And it ever talks about piercings in the Bible and how men and women had them back then.
  • Yes, it's a sin.
  • No, I don't. Heck, I don't believe in sin. (Your question makes the assumption that those answering accept the whole concept of sin.)
  • YES I BELIEVE TATTOOS ARE A SIN B-CUZ THE BIBLE SAYS THAT YOU ARE TO PUT NO MARKINGS OF AY KIND ON YOUR BODY
  • I am a Christian and I do believe in sin. I believe that a sin is anything that disgraces God. I don't believe that tattoos disgrace God, therefore, I do not believe that getting a tattoo is a sin. =] As for the rule in Leviticus, that had to do with an entirely different time. Pagans in those days would cut and mark themselves in remembrance of the dead. God made this rule so that his people would be set apart from the pagans. We are no longer under the Old Testament [no, not even under the Ten Commandments. Jesus summed those up in the NT when he said to love God with your entire heart and love your neighbor as yourself] so this rule does not pertain to us any longer.
  • What religion are you? If you're Christian and your particular church doesn't have any teaching about it, there are two arguments against it that you can discern as truthful or not. There are some people who say that it is a sin b/c of the one passage in Leviticus about how you shouldn't be tattooed or scarified, but there are others who believe that that's one of the prohibitions God put on Jewish people to set them apart from their pagan neighbors, who did such things in their religion. The other, more convincing, argument is that since Paul says that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, that adding to it with tattooes is like spraying graffiti on a church. Others would argue it's decorating God's temple. The best answer is to ask God what he thinks about you doing it, and you'll get pointed one way or another eventually.
  • Personally I dont' feel they are, but I do find them distasteful, ugly things!
  • The answer to this question requires that you specify which religion we are to reference in giving you an answer. Indeed, not all religions even believe in the concept of sin. Mine certainly doesn't. Some Christian denominations include teachings that bodily changes are a sin, usually under the arguments about the body being a temple and admonishments against vanity. Some religions (indigenous African and Native American religions, or some sects of Hinduism, for example) would consider not having certain tattoos the equivalent of the Christian concept of "sin". My religion, Wicca, itself is silent on the matter, although (as with all religions) various adherents may have differing viewpoints. If you intended to ask our personal opinions on the matter...Well, personally, I don’t think Deity cares at all whether or not you tattoo yourself. I don’t think that is one of Deity’s top priorities or concerns.
  • Tattoos are not a sin but it depends on how deep you are in you religion because some religions believe that marking your body with figures and ink then thats a sin but in other cultures like hawians they make there bodys up and they do it the old fashion way of hitting the skin hard were you would use a machine that moves the needles quick.
  • I can find no Catholic teaching against tattoos. However a point to ponder: You are a masterpiece work of art, created in the image and likeness of the artist, God. Would you go up to Leonardo Da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper" and try to "improve" it by adding your own touches here and there? With love in Christ.
  • In some Polynesian religions they are part of the religious process.
  • In ancient Japan, tattooing was an esteemed art form. It was not sinful because they never heard of Christianity back then and hence were never bound and enslaved by its hell vs. heaven argument. Only in the West is tattooing frowned upon.
  • If the body is a temple.... tattoos are like painting the walls!
  • I'm a christian and I feel that if an individual wants a tattoo that's his/her personal choice. Yes, the bible speaks about tattoos. However it also speaks about piercing. My ears are pierced. My daughters ears are pierced. Every lady in my church ears are pierced. My point is if we are going to hate on tattoos, why not ear piercing. We shouldn't take part of the bible and discriminate. If we are going to follow it, we must follow it in it's entirety.
  • I have never heard of this and I certainly hope it's not a sin, because I just got my first tattoo yesterday! (I love it!) To me, the design I chose has many spiritual and Christian aspects to it.
  • I HOPE NOT LOL NO I DONT THINK SO THE WORD TATTOO IS A SLANG WORD AND MENT SOMETHING ELES AT THAT POINT IN TIME OF CHRIST AND THE OLD TESTMENT
  • Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:28 A lot of Christians when confronted with Leviticus 19:28, scream, "Hey dude, that’s not for today. Man, that’s the Old Testament. I’m under the New Testament".Did you know that "bestiality" (sicko, perverted, sex with an animal) was ONLY forbidden in the Old Testament Levitical Law? Only in Leviticus 18:23 and Leviticus 20:15-16. Dude, only in the Old Testament Law. Does that mean a Holy God NOW – under the New Testament, approves of bestiality? Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.Leviticus 19:29 This is the only place in the Bible that God directly forbids someone to prostitute their daughter. And since, it’s ONLY in the Old Testament Levitical Law (and "hey, dude, we’re NOT under the law") – it MUST be ok by the Lord for a parent to cause their daughter to prostitute.But by far the Christian tattooers favorite excuse for disobeying Leviticus 19:28 is the "that means nor print any marks upon you – for the DEAD". It’s ok, as long it’s not for the dead". See the "for the dead!!! . .for the dead!!!!".Is it ok to practice satanic bloodletting, self mutilation or cutting of the flesh as long as it’s not for the dead? It’s in the same verse. . . Hmmm. . .?Notice also, the phrase "for the dead" is ONLY referencing the "cuttings in your flesh". The condemnation of "nor print ANY marks upon you" is not qualified by the phrase "for the dead". Also, if you’ll notice the verse clearly says "ANY marks" period.
  • I dunno about "a sin", but most are aesthetically displeasing, imho. ;-)
  • Only if you beleive in both the Christian god and the Christian bible.
  • I've seen a couple that were! ;-)
  • Anyone that thinks tattoos are a sin is a little ridiculous. Body are is not a sin.
  • It matters on your own beliefs. I myself do not believe tattoo's are sin. I believe if you get them for the right reason it can actually be holy in a way. Such as i am getting a catholic prayer on my back with my sisters name on it. To remind myself of all i have been through with her and how i must forgive myself and forgive her for the past. Tattoo's are a sign of where you've been and where your going in life. Gang tattoo's i don't always have the same respect for.
  • No. Why... because I think the God I know loves me for my soul not for this shell of a body that I live in. When I die my flesh will just rot away, it will be my soul that will live on.
  • Tattoos are a form of art, I think.
  • Sinfully groovy!
  • Yes. They will cause you to burn in hell for eternity.;
  • o i dont think so
  • Yes they are you are damaging your body which is a vessel to or of God, the simple answer.
  • Unless the new testament says that the old testament doesn't matter, tattoos are a sin. The old testament still applies and people who say otherwise just want to believe that the life they live is okay. People with tattoos will never say it's a sin. Show me an excerpt that says otherwise.
  • Unless the new testament says that the old testament doesn't matter, tattoos are a sin. The old testament still applies and people who say otherwise just want to believe that the life they live is okay. People with tattoos will never say it's a sin. Show me an excerpt that says otherwise.
  • Unless the new testament says that the old testament doesn't matter, tattoos are a sin. The old testament still applies and people who say otherwise just want to believe that the life they live is okay. People with tattoos will never say it's a sin. It's a very small-minded mentality to have. To block out what you don't like and create your own law. The old testament was created for Jews who were basically Christians before Christ existed. BUT, when Christ came around, those Jews were supposed to become full on Christians and follow BOTH books. The old and new. Basically, according to god, Jews shouldn't exist today. Why would god change what is right just because Christ was born. Does that mean that god doesn't mind beastiality and he doesn't expect you to live by the ten commandments? Really? That just rediculous to say. If that were true then I could lie all I want and kill all I want and go to heaven. It's a stupid thing to say. And just an FYI, I'm agnostic, so I'm not being biased. Stop creating your own reality and read the damn bible before you go around saying you're a christian and that you know what God wants. Might as well write your own book and make everything the way you want it. If you believe what the bible says, then you need to accept that tattoos are a sin. Tattoos are worldly and the bible talks about how worldly things are what causes sin.
  • Oh, I'm sure there is someone out there saying it is. They probably found some way of taking some vague bible verse as a reason to go around telling people they will go to hell for it. I guess it helps them feel superior.
  • everyone paints their walls lol... bad said....it is not a sin...we are under the NT not OT...we r not law bound...first understand the concept of grace that god has lavished on us......we are cleansed by the blood of god and are righteaous.... . I believe God wanted his people to be holy and did not want them to be involved in the pagan practices of the people around them so he placed that law....get that...go ahead get that tattoo....it would be much cooler if you got a verse on or a cool concept design to grab the attention a drug addict or an alcoholic person to share the gospel.... you cant to that all formal and stuff ...

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