March 15, 2015

God, Can I get a Tattoo?


 Note: This is based on MY study. If you are considering getting a tattoo make sure as in ALL things in CHRIST - You search your heart, Bible, and ask God to guide YOUR life.


Tattoos? Are they really a social taboo? With a culture that is obsessed with getting "inked" is it a notable
way to be "called and set apart" as Leviticus 20:26 proclaims for the Christian population? Now, before I begin with Biblical based research and what I feel based on MY relationship with Jesus, please consider this:

Before you go heavy on someone about tattoos and spew scripture and religious dogma in their faces, make sure you are NOT taking scripture out of context and if you attack a Christian or even a lost person with what the Bible says and does not say on this and any other controversial issue (note HUMANS make it controversial, the Bible doesn't) that you APPLY all elements of the Bible to your life (like not eating meat, waiting three years to eat fruits, etc.).  Now, before we get to the scripture that everyone uses AGAINST the tattoo issue, let's focus on the above ones referenced in parentheses. That's fair, right?

  • Leviticus 19:26 tells us: "Do not eat meat that has not been drained of its blood," while Leviticus19:27 gives more advice: "Do not trim off the hair on your temples or trim your beards."
  • Three scriptures  (Leviticus 19:23) ahead of that we are told, "DO NOT EAT fruits for three years." On the fourth year consecrate the fruit for the Lord and finally, in the fifth year, you can eat the fruit.
Now out of context, we all would be in BIG trouble because some of us like RARE steak and most men got a hair cut today so they can look nice for the Lord on tomorrow and maybe just maybe some man also shaved for date night with his wife tonight (my humor is FUNNY, isn't it?) Jokes aside, WITHIN CONTEXT, those behaviors were done to worship pagan Gods. Today, they are a matter of personal preference and hygiene - not to participate in a forbidden act of worship. During Moses's time, those acts were a "ritual, custom, and rite" associated with pagan beliefs. In 2012, that's not the case.

As for the fruit, we all are in BIG trouble for those apples, oranges, pineapples, bananas, and peaches we love. We did not wait five years. As a matter of fact, most can't even wait until they get home to eat them after grocery shopping. But why did the Isrealites have to wait? They had no pesticides and God wanted to increase their harvest. Today, we have ways to clean fruit and we increase harvests without the wait. We have tools and chemicals they did not have during those times.

So you see those scriptures were for "such a time as then" not for a time such as now. We have ways to preserve food so we don't have to wait to eat fruit and vegetables for 3-5 years at a time. Times have changed and I am not suggesting that the Bible changes with time - not at all. But society and how we govern ourselves changes and that is because God blesses us with new technologies to adjust to the times - those things change but His word doesn't. So taken within Biblical context and your relationship with Christ, we shall act accordingly.

Many who negate tattoos use these scriptures to slander Christians and non-believers:

  • The  NLT Bible states, "Do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the Lord" (Leviticus 19:28).
That's crystal clear right? But hold on before you give that "holier than thou glance" and that gaped mouth look that says "I told you so." In considering that verse in context, the Isrealites were LOST - I mean so lost that they were doomed for 40 years and God's desire was to "set his people apart to be HOLY" (Leviticus 20:26 again) and to stir clear of the pagan "religious rituals" (Christ is RELATIONSHIP, not religion, remember that?) that surrounded the Isrealites. God desired to prevent idolatry, witchcraft, and sorcery. This passage shows God as Protector, as He sets the Isrealites apart from other cultures because He knows they will be lead astray from the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD - HIM.

  • Another scripture people use against tattoos is 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
This scripture is taken out of context a lot, too. It refers to sexual immorality. Since our bodies belong to God, we should have "HIS" permission before getting a tattoo or body piercing. Therefore, Christians are to consult with God (in most cases our mothers are responsible for our pierced ears, right?).

[added on January 20, 2013]: Also, Jesus came to abolish the law. We have over 600+ laws in the Bible, which fit into the categories of : moral, ceremonial, and civic. Jesus abolished the latter two as we no longer sacrifice animals nor walk around with hair everywhere because God told the Isrealites not to cut theirs in the book of Leviticus, though some churches have communion and feet washing. Those are optional practices and depends on the church.  Moral law still stands. It will always stand because God is unchangeable. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We follow the Ten commandments and walk and live like Jesus. Jesus's coming and resurrection is why Christianity is about relationship, not religion. I can't seem to stress this enough, it seems. Jesus is not to be contained into some box, and that is what religion does. Jesus was bigger than that - he rose from the grave didn't he? Even death could not contain him, so how can laws and ceremony practices get you to God? They can't and they won't. JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD. THE ONLY WAY.

Now, in considering YOU getting a tattoo because face it, that's why you're reading this blog, the question isn't if CHRISTIANS should get a tattoo, the question is IF YOU SHOULD should get a tattoo?? And I say to you to go to Romans 14:23: Everything that does not come from FAITH is SIN and consider these questions:

Why do I want a tattoo? What are my motives?
Will the tattoo glorify self or Christ?
Will the tattoo cause others to stumble? (Romans 14:13)
Will this tattoo be relevant 50 years from now?
How will my future mate perceive this tattoo?

As for me, I am a Christian and what that passionately means is that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and through him, I get to God and because of this "relationship," I am a NEW creation in Christ. What I do and how I govern myself is based on the Bible and the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is my comforter and nurturer and also the voice of TRUTH for my life.That's my testament.  I don't have a tattoo, but I WANT one. I just haven't found the right artist to ink me. Again, this decision is about MY RELATIONSHIP with Christ.

I also believe the greatest tattoo you can have is "IN" your heart  because you are prone to speak and be passionate most about the matters of your heart. A visible tattoo is just a second decree for what you love. Now if you ask Google if you should get a tattoo, then it may suggest, "No." Your mom may disagree, as well. So ask God, as it depends on your RELATIONSHIP with Him. Christianity is not a set of rules, regulations, and a check list on the rights and wrongs of life. If it were that easy to please God then what was the point of Jesus and his crucifixion and ascension into Heaven? Your decisions are not decided by me, yet God decides for YOUR life.

God Bless You and know that Jesus is madly in love with YOU!



57 comments:

  1. I think of God's tattoo..."I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me." Isaiah 49:16 :-)

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  2. "... that you APPLY all elements of the Bible to your life (like not eating meat, waiting three years to eat fruits, etc.)" So we should follow those guidelines or we should not?

    "'DO NOT EAT fruits for three years.'" Which translation are you using? I've looked at multiple translations and none are phrased this way. If you have rephrased/paraphrased it yourself, you should make note of that. From a pure punctuation standpoint, quotations should not encapsulate words which are not actually from the source unless they have been bracketed in order to indicate a change in the text from the original source.

    "During Moses's time, those acts were a "ritual, custom, and rite" associated with pagan beliefs." So...pagans were the only ones who ever cut their hair and/or ate meat? Where's the source for this quotation?

    "We have ways to preserve food so we don't have to wait to eat fruit and vegetables for 3-5 years at a time." Preserving food enables one to wait to eat it, not speed up the process so we can eat it faster.

    "Christ is RELATIONSHIP, not religion, remember that?" What makes these terms mutually exclusive? What is your definition of religion? "The service and worship of God or the supernatural," according to Merriam Webster? Or another of MW: "a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices?" "A cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith?" Do you have any beliefs about God? Do you worship Him? Do you belong to a church? Any "Yes" to those questions leads to religion, by these definitions.

    "Since our bodies belong to God, we should have "HIS" permission before getting a tattoo or body piercing. Therefore, Christians are to consult with God...." How do you know if you have His permission or not? Do you ask His permission to eat? To dress yourself? To move your body across the street?

    "...in most cases our mothers are responsible for our pierced ears, right?" Maybe. How does this connect to what is written previously? Do our bodies belong to our parents?

    "...the question isn't if CHRISTIANS should get a tattoo, the question is IF YOU SHOULD should get a tattoo?" How do you determine if you should get a tattoo? By the questions which follow? Do the last two questions communicate a source of faith for determining the answer?

    "Again, this decision is about MY RELATIONSHIP with Christ." How does this relationship help you determine an answer?

    "Christianity is not a set of rules, regulations, and a check list on the rights and wrongs of life. If it were that easy to please God then what was the point of Jesus and his crucifixion and ascension into Heaven?" Following rules isn't always easy. Sometimes people know what's right and do what's wrong anyway. Doesn't "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me." imply a rule? Christ is the only way. I suppose a definition of "rule" is necessary here for mutual understanding. If rules are easy, does Jesus' death and resurrection make it more difficult to be a Christian?

    "Your decisions are not decided by me, yet god decides for YOUR life." Do we have free will or does God totally decide our lives?

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    1. I totally agree ...
      the above blog is way too religious!!!
      lets talk about Christ for a second

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  3. Haley, research for yourself as you have. I stated all I ha to say. I will not debate. God Bless You.

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  4. Have* --- for my previous typo.

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  5. I have 3 tattos.... my daughters name, a breast cancer symbol for my nana and a camargue cross symbolizing faith hope and love. All of mine have personal meaning to them and I do not regret any of them! I am a preachers daughter and ny dad has no problwm with them. They do not hinder my faith and one promotes ny faith and love for Christ! Others may disagree but i feel no conviction over them!

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    1. Thanks Amanda. The Bible states clearly that if you reap the conviction of the Holy Spirit about an act, then committing the act is a sin. But if you have no conviction then you rest well with your decision.

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  6. Tattoos have pagan origins. Pagans had tattoos in honor of their gods. And I'm sure you know this because you stated yourself that they did these as rituals and rites. The Bible says that a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. So how could you take an ancient pagan ritual and use it to glorify God? Not only that, but Christians in the Bible never gotten tattoos. So isn't tattooing also conformity of the world?

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    1. So is the Christmas Tree - it is a pagan ritual. I feel that tattoos can be negative and positive in our lives. But I respect what MiMi has to say about it. God Bless You All! :-) LadyBug4Christ

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    2. True Lady Bug! Our lives are permeated with "pagan ritual" so that is why Jesus came on the cross so there would be no list of rules, customs, rites, and rituals we would have to perform to get to God. God wants us to have a PERSONAL relationship with Christ that governs our lives.

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    3. @ Stephen, I do not agree with tattoos. QUESTION TO ALL: IF I GOT A TATTOO BEFORE I GOT SAVED WILL GOD FORGIVE ME FOR IT. MY DAUGHTER WAS RAISED IN THE CHURCH AND AFTER SHE GOT GROW SHE GOT A TATTOO. SHE WAS NOT SAVED BUT SHE KNEW WHERE I STOOD ON THE MATTER.
      @ MIMI YOU ASKED GOD IF YOU COULD GET A TATTOO RIGHT WELL I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT WAS THE ANSWER.

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    4. Darlene, repenting from sin turns us to Christ, not away from Him. God forgives when we ask for it.

      As for what He said about my tattoo, he said, "MiMi, it glorifies me and spreads the message about my son. People will come to you and be lead to Christ." God even showed me visions of people asking about the tattoo and not knowing Jesus and leading to a way for people to be saved.

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  7. Stephen - Do you celebrate Christmas? Any holidays? Your Birthday? That's all pagan. As I said, Christianity is about relationship. God Bless you.

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    1. I believe you've fed in to some false speculations because Christmas is NOT a pagan holiday. It is the celebration of the fulfillment of the prophecy of the birth of Christ. Read Luke 2 for the celebration of the first Christmas. And either way, you completely dodged my questions. Something that originates in the world and outside of God's ordinance can't be made holy. So all in all, getting a tattoo is a sin. I'm not trying to chastise your post, but you should consider it because there are a lot of misconceptions about our faith nowadays. God bless.

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    2. All holidays are pagan in nature, Stephen. If you are so inspired by that which I say, why not write your own blog on it? Be salt and light to this dark world. Be PROACTIVE if you stand for a cause. Thanks and God Bless You, always!

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    3. Steven, Christmas is a pagan holiday dressed in Christian camaflouge. We are to commemorate His resurrection. Nowhere does Scripture indicate a celebration of His birth.

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    4. STEPHEN CHRISTMAS IS A PAGAN HOLIDAY. WHEN YOU TAKE JESUS OUT OF IT IT BECAME A PAGAN HOLIDAY. LIKE AT WHAT IT MEANS TO THE WORLD. YES TO CHRISTIAN IT IS THE BIRTH OF JESUS BUT THE WORLD IT IS JUST ABOUT MAKING MONEY.

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    5. I just have to chime in and agree with Anon, Christmas is pagan in origin and wrapped in Christian tradition. He told us to remember his death, but didn't say to celebrate his birth. The word says to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, so its up to each person what he/she will partake in. There is so much pagan ingrained in our modern society that to try and escape it all would been living in a cave or under a rock, none of which are pratical. A case in point, the days of the week are named after other gods. How does one avoid calling those names without sounding like you live in the middle ages (saying its the first day of the week instead of Sunday)? As for tattoos, I don't have any and I'm of the conviction that I won't be getting one. This is one of those to each his own, and as MiMi said, seek the Lord before making a decision to get one.

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  8. Stephen!! Christmas started out as a pagan holiday! But, if you're a Christian, then you know the full meaning of christmas... but many do not nor neither, only that it's a time of being spoilt and getting presents that you've wanted for a while.

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    1. Thanks LoveLife! And if we were to "go there" in debate with Stephen - Jesus said, "Remember my death..." I know the full meaning of Christmas so I celebrate JESUS not gifts.

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  9. I was just saying that the Christmas (TREE) started out as a pagan ritual.
    It makes me think about; what satan means for bad God uses/turns it to something good. :-)

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  10. MiMi What words of encouragement do you have for a 40's aged woman who is a Christian and has married a Christian man; who now is Separated and seeking God for guidance????? Thanks and God Bless You! :-)

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    1. I will respond on Twitter via DM since I feel this is a personal, confidential, and private matter but I will say trust in God and His timing and know that separation is a time to get in God's face.

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  11. I wanted to so badly to get a tattoo of so many things. A fish, a cross, a scripture... but I feel like that's making a comprimise.. Tattoos are okay is they're for God, costumes are okay is they're bible characters.. we are in this world but we are not of it.. right?

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    1. As with all things, seek God for the answers for your life. I am not God so I can't tell you what He wants for you, specifically. And yes, we are called to stand apart. Remember even Jesus walked with the crowd because He wanted to lead people to God.

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  12. btw, I love this blog and I love the spiritual level that you are on with God, and I love the passion that was put in your heart to write this.... but I ask you the questions because I don't have the answers myself. God Bless you!! whoooaa.... it is not 3am where I am ahhaa

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    1. Rasela,
      Trust, this relationship with God did not happen over night. I WANTED to KNOW Christ and I was VERY HUNGRY for his love in my life. Jesus was the missing piece that I'd been searching for in spite of all my hurts. He healed me and was there when no one else was. Jesus wants to be our first love. It is a DAILY thing as in all relationships - you put forth time, effort, and love to what you want to invest in. God Bless You and thanks for your comments.

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    2. I totally understand and you are so right, you are not God but I feel as if before you wrote this.... you might've been in the same position as me. but yes, the relationship that I have with God is like I spent all my life comprimising His commandments that when I step on the borderline of right and wrong, I feel Him speak to me like.. "Sela? are you comprimising again?" so as far as me wanting a tattoo, I know that it will glorify God but GOD KNOWS ME SO WELL that He'd rather not let me go down that path... just because I'm Samoan and traditionally, Samoan women in my position get the Malu tattoo which is from the waist to the knees. I planned to get that when I visited Samoa but when I became spiritually mature and more obediant, God spoke to me clearly and said NO. lol because I stress God 1st so much, He turned it right back on me and said "You right Sela! Me over EVERYTHING, over you, over your family, over your culture, over EVERYTHING!" lol I think I may have answered my own questions. we all have our own seperate and personal relationships with Christ and because of that, I'm reminded that when everything fades away, it will not be me and my culture and tattoos or me and my family or church, it will just be me before the Lord! God bless you MiMi, stay strong in your walk and keep God as your motivation, drive, and passion! See you in our home, heaven one of these sweet sweet days! -Blessings&Love <3

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    3. Thank you! God Bless You, Sister!

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  13. Whats all this about chritsmas?

    Romans14:5-10
    5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord;[a] and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. 7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ died and rose[b] and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. 10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.[c]

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    1. You misspelled Christmas! *just thought I'd be sarcastic/humorous*

      Thanks for posting a comment. God bless you.

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  14. @ beckyejiogu1/06/2013 4:43 PM

    We are one wit our creator,tatoo or no tatoo.jesus must be honoured in our lives.and let all things be done in moderation

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  15. someone else says the exact same thing as Mimi! Now I agree with you . !!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=rN3voADV14Y&feature=endscreen

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  16. If the Bible clearly states something, why question it? I don't feel as though it is possible to Glorify God with something with pagan roots [such as a tattoo]. How can we glorify God with something that permanently alters our personal image? If God wanted us to have tattoos, he would have created us with tattoos. If God wanted our ears to be pierced, he would have made us with holes in our ears! So how can God be glorified with a permanent marking on the skin that we weren't created with?
    Secondly, Christians are supposed to be set apart. There should be a CLEAR distinction between the saved and the unsaved. When you are walking with Christ, there are just somethings you shouldn't do. If the unsaved mark their bodies with tattoos and it's okay for "Christians" to too.. what makes you different than those of the world? NOTHING. What will make people want to come to Christ if you look the same as them? A tattoo is a tattoo.. regardless of if its a cross, a Bible verse (which would be very contradicting), or of a satanic symbol [for example]. Christians should be distinctively different than those who don't know Christ. That is how I see it.
    God Bless

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    1. I wish you were not anonymous so I could speak to you clearly but since you obviously DID NOT read - that scripture you are referening was GOD telling the Isrealites to not adopt the rituals of the pagans and not to lose sight of HIM. That is what Leviticus is all about - correction, turning back to God, and keeping focus on Him. Do you follow all the laws in the Bible - all 3,000+? If not, why pick a few to obey and neglect the others. Who defines your standards? A pastor? You? Or God? Did you gather that decision on tattoos yourself from an indepth study? I studied the Bible in context, prayed, and researched before I posted this blog.

      So, I am assuming you do not cut your hair? If you are a female, you do not attend religious services when you are menustrating? You wait to eat fruit for 5 years? You never shave? If you do any of that then you are breaking the "law." There are over 3,000+ laws - moral, civil, and ceremonial law. Jesus came to abolish the laws as God is not a system of checks and balances. He realized all people would be concerned about was "doing right" to get to heaven and they would neglect Him, so Jesus took the place of the law. And I am glad because there is no way we could obey all those laws because we could not commit them all to memory.

      Thanks for showing us you attempted to read but remain clear on your stance of things. I am a CHRISTIAN, not religious. Jesus and I have a relationship and I love it. Thank you for responding.

      Also, Mr. Bethke has similar views to mine:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=rN3voADV14Y&feature=endscreen

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  17. So, what I got out of this is that its ok to get a tattoo as long as it honors God ? This blog post changed my whole viewpoint on tattoos :)

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    1. Pray and seek God! We have to understand Christianity is not about religion or rituals and routines. It is about a personal relationship with Christ. It is what HE tells us. Totally nothing to do with the law he came to abolish. Christ is the LAW! And we are to model ourselves after him.

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    2. Sky, the holy spirit could have been convicting you other wise. Don't allow someone's opinion to lead you in another direction.

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  18. Mimi, you are blessed & highly favored and surely endowed above many, lol, but yet so seriously. I began blogging after reading your account on the other site and I dedicated this Blog Entry to you: http://insightsinlight.wordpress.com/
    Love you, Sis! You inspired me by the Spirit in you! :)

    On the topic at hand, I wanted to comment starting with:
    *1 Corinthians 6:19-20 "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
    I agree that the topic expounded in this text is fornication or sex, but I believe it is not limited to sex. The body is not to be cut on, abused, experimented upon with intent to harm and so on. So it is needful, to always have a complete understanding.
    "Therefore HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY", means all of your body, every part, inch and curve, lol!
    Mark 12:30 says Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'

    God never asks for a piece of us as mankind does. God deals in wholeness so if you use any part of your body in any way that is not Honorable to God, that's not God's plan! I am not speaking on tattoos, or any specific element, but all things are not expedient. So this is where we examine ourselves. Everything is not beneficial and the soul (which is one's own mind, will & emotions) can talk self INTO anything without true regard for God's perspective, Christian or not, which brings up the last point.

    Whoever is leading, whoever is stronger or dominant is what the body will be subject to. The physical body is not in control. The YEILD, is based on which part of the person is LEADING? It is the spirit of a man or his flesh that is in control with any given choice at any given time. And God says Choose Life! Whatever choice is to be made, choose life! But the only part of us that can choose life is the part that is like Him---our spirit man or heart. But if the flesh is overpowering the spirit because of lack of Word, prayer and faith, then the body will be subject to the flesh decisions, thus reaping its consequences.

    At this point do not put one's decision on God and say that He said, or He didn't say. Be honest. Many make their own decisions, then oops or uhhh? We must recognize the 'already paved' way with the Light of Christ as He has deposited His Spirit in us to lead us into ALL TRUTH, John 16:13a But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. If you do not want to go where Gods Spirit is leading, you do not have to. It is a decision of the will. Yeild to God or self. And the devil made me do it won't work because in Luke 10:19 Jesus says, " I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you"---so no escape there either.
    The Holy Spirit does not lead us into a part of the truth, but ALL, but we must surrender. Everyone does not want the whole truth and nothing but the truth; Help Us Lord! Some, unfortunately want a loophole and to get by, and some want to believe that what they want is right to a point of not excepting the truth, even when God revelas it. *Be led by God only!

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  19. Hi, What an awesome post ever. its very nice and informative. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. You cant be a part-time believer expecting full-time benefits. If the Word (which is what we should be living by) clearly says not to mark up the body, what make you think you should? Where in the Word does it say you can mark up your body for God? God looks into the heart of man, not the flesh... If you dont believe Mimi, look it up for yourself. Tattoos are a form of bloodletting, which worships false deities, demons, etc. The Word also says not to cut yourselves. Walk in the Spirit, and you wont fulfill the lust of the flesh. The path is narrow, follow it; the broad leads to destruction...

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  21. Why do I have to seek God about something he is clearly against? lol .it doesn't make sense. He is not going to change his word or make exceptions for anyone. This is very irrational thinking..pagan or not, if God is against it, that's just it.

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  22. Why do I have to seek God about something he is clearly against? lol .it doesn't make sense. He is not going to change his word or make exceptions for anyone. This is very irrational thinking..pagan or not, if God is against it, that's just it.

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  26. Very well stated - I love that you mentioned consider your future spouse. When my students ask me about tattoos, I say that even though I love tattoos, I don't have one because I love my husband. While he would never forbid me to get one (because he loves me too), I choose not to in order to honor him. You are spot on about moral laws. The ceremonial and civic laws of the Old Testament are there to preserve God's chosen people, and while we may be healthier if we followed them, we are now called to, as Jesus taught, love God and love others.

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  27. Regardless if it's considered a sin or not, getting a tattoo has spiritual consequences. It will open you up to unclean spirits. There are countless of testimonies of our brother's and sister's in Christ who have had demons cast out of them because they opened the door to demons by getting a tattoo. In one service a girl had a tattoo of her sorority and when she was prayed for the tattoo started bubbling up. God doesn't need us to get a tattoo to draw people to Christ or to start a conversation. All we need to do is continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit and he will draw those that are lost. No one can even come to Christ unless the Spirit first draws them. Not a tattoo or any other thing that we may deem to get other's attention. For those that already have tattoos God can and will forgive and delivery you.

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  28. I noticed two significant things in this blog post that indicate that you have not died to your own flesh and that is that you stated “I feel" and “I want". This post is based on the fact that YOU want a tattoo and twisting scripture to fit YOUR wants and YOUR feelings. God wants us to obey him regardless of what we want and how we feel. What does God say? Die to your flesh and get all that “I" out of you and get filled with the Holy Ghost. When your born again there shouldn't be any traces of ourselves left in us, the goal is to yield and let Christ takeover.
    May God bless you.

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  29. Good Morning,

    First things first, All Glory to Jesus Christ. My God, Lord, Savior, Deliverer forever. This was a very interesting read. Because this is such a relevant topic in these end times. I wanted a tattoo when i was a little younger. I am 26 years old. To make it a very short story. I never got the tattoo. Allow me to say this also, I have spent much of my childhood in church. My childhood was chaotic, I thought i had a relationship with the lord then. I was deceiving myself. Knowing scriptures does not mean one has a relationship with Jesus. The lord Jesus Christ is faithful. I am not leaving this message to condemn your choice mimi. I was actually led by spirit to pray for you. (This was before i saw this article) I was going through some of your quotes you have on instagram and i saw this website. Now if you were to ask me on this subject my answer would be to not to get a tattoo. But this is not the reason why i am commenting. As a soldier in the army of light, let us remember that I am because you are and you are because i am. Meaning that we cannot do things alone. God has made it this way so that no man must boast.

    We all have areas in our life where we can improve. Let us live with humility and approach others with love.

    Mimi i know a place where Laser tattoo Removal is discounted to Christians. (My humor) Honestly i do not know of such a place. With that being said Mimi i do know you neither do you know me. So let us learn from the Holy Spirit himself. (John 14:26) God Bless you.

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  30. After washing the tattooed area, you will have to apply a tattoo aftercare ointment on the area or medicated antibacterial ointment. Primitive Outpost

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