Leviticus 19:28 -
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I [am]
As you can see here the Bible clearly states that one shouldn't mark his body with tattoos. Now let's say the Bible never even mentioned tattoos but we still had two key things in the Bible to go off of.
Is it modest?
1 Timothy 2:9 -
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest
apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided
hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
Think sisters what is more plain and modest? surely not a body
covered in ink. God created us in His imagine let us not cover it
with ink, rather let us dress with shamfacedness and modesty. Tattoos covering the body isn't modest, we as Christians are to strive to dress simply, not with heavy adornments and in a way you could count tattoos as an adornment of the body, permanent adornment.
Are you set apart for God?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by
testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Brothers and sisters I have stressed this in other articles and I will say it again we as Christians are supposed to separate for God. We are not only to act but to look different from those who don't follow the Bibles teachings. We are to strive everyday to react differently, talk respectfully, dress modestly (men too) and just overall project that of Christ's image.
Your Body is not your own.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which
ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
We are Christians our body's are not our own, we have no right to mark up the temple of the Holy Ghost. Our bodies where bought with a price, they are not our own but belong to the Lord. Let us as Christians keep our bodies as God has made them and not alter them with ink injected into our bodies.
I did some research on different websites and here's what I found.
1. Allergic reactions. Tattoo dyes — especially red, green, yellow and blue dyes — can cause allergic skin reactions, such as an itchy rash at the tattoo site. This can occur even years after you get the tattoo.
2. Skin infections. A skin infection — which might cause redness, swelling, pain and a pus-like drainage — is possible after tattooing.
3. Other skin problems. Sometimes bumps called granulomas form around tattoo ink. Tattooing can also lead to keloids — raised areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue.
4. Bloodborne diseases. If the equipment used to create your tattoo is contaminated with infected blood, you can contract various bloodborne diseases — including tetanus, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
5. MRI complications. Rarely, tattoos or permanent makeup might cause swelling or burning in the affected areas during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. In some cases, tattoo pigments can interfere with the quality of the image — such as when a person who has permanent eyeliner has an MRI of the eye.
It's not worth the risk!
Please dear brothers and sisters of Christ let us dress modestly and be set aprat for God. I pray this article has helped you all in some way, and I hope you have all are having a very blessed New Years!