Tattoos are currently more popular than ever. Now, one in five U.S. adults has at least one tattoo. Given this prevalence and rising interest, Christians rightfully ask what the Bible says about tattoos.
Some condemn tattoos as a sin to be avoided at all costs. Others simply believe its art. But the question still remains, should a Christian get a tattoo?
Some Christians believe God clearly forbids them in Leviticus 19:28 as the word tattoo appears in this verse in some popular English translations, this argument seems straightforward. For example, the NIV reads, “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.”
On the other hand, some Christians believe this narrative no longer applies to us because it is Old Testament law and not for Christians.
Craig Groeschel from LifeChurch.tv addresses the topic of discussion, “Can a Christian get at Tattoo?”
And what is your stand on this? Do you interpret the Bible literally on this one or do you take a more nuanced approach?
Watch this video and tell us what you think of Craig’s interpretation of Leviticus!