Is there anything wrong with getting a tattoo?

The Bible’s teaching concerning this issue is complex, not because it is somehow difficult to understand, but rather because it is a “side issue” that the Bible really does not address head on. There is one passage that seems to teach against such things, Leviticus chapter 19, verse 28, which says: “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD.”

Many say that this applies to today’s tattoos. Other contend that this was part of Old Testament, Levitical law and Christians today are not help to those standards. I would have to say that I seriously hope the latter is true because if you read on in that chapter you would see that we would all be doomed if that verse applies toady. Leviticus 19:19 forbids the mixing of fibers in their clothing—no more cotton/poly!

My best answer to this question is that if you have a tattoo, don’t get another one. There is no reason. We are called to be set apart from the world and to live Godly lives. I don’t think that Jesus would be frequenting tattoo parlors if He were alive on earth today.