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    Revelation 19:16 -'And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.' Does it mean that Jesus had a tattoo written on his thigh?
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    No, it means it is written on His clothing at the level of/covering His thigh, it was a custom that people of that time would understand. You can read from the Greek and some commentaries here: http://bible.cc/revelation/19-16.htm
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    Good remarks on the interwebz

    In the days of those who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the bible it was customary… when in battle, to have a name written on or under the soldier’s battle cloak of their rank for all to see from a distance. In this way everyone would know who they were dealing with. In Revelation 19:16 I believe that Jesus' true nature of being the King and Lord of all is to be recognized by all.

    If you have a suit or coat and you are sitting on a horse, the hem of the coat will be resting on your thigh. The hem is a symbol of authority to Jews, so is embroidery. so KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. is written on the bottom hem of Jesus' battle coat. This is why David tore the hem off of Saul's robe and later repented. The woman who touched Jesus' Garment (Mark 5:21-34) was healed by touching the hem of His garment, she knew His authority and touched His sign of authority.

    Whether this is a name on a flap of material or an actual name engraved into His thigh… is not really explained in detail.
    Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

    It has also been supposed that the name was written on his sword which was on his thigh. I think the idea is that with the military cloaks they would flap in the breeze and the name would not always be visible on the cloak, so often they would have their name written " on their thigh" i.e. on their sword as well that hung by the thigh. This idea of a sword on the thigh is supported by Psa 45:3

    Psa 45:3 Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O mighty one, with Your glory and Your majesty.

    it's meant to convey the meaning that Christ is victorious and someone of great importance.

    I believe the real important lesson here is to understand the whole point of what the bible is saying here and that is this in Rev 19:9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” Blessed are those who know Jesus as their Lord and Savior…who have repented of their sins and have believed In Jesus…they will have eternal life!



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    It was God Himself Who told Israel not to make cuts/tattoos in their skin in Leviticus 19:28, they were to be separate from the pagans. Would the Holy One of Israel then make them in the perfect, unblemished Lamb?

    The word "thigh" in the Bible indicated nakedness, which was a public shame and another Levitical "Thou shalt not". Safe to say we will not see Jesus's thigh nor read things on it, imo.

    Just a couple of thoughts that it seems highly unlikely that Jesus has a tattoo on His thigh.

    It may be a scribe error. In Hebrew the words *regel* - leg/thigh/foot - and *degel* - flag/banner - are differentiated by a tiny difference between the first letters of the words. Perhaps the intended word is *degel*, that it is written on His vesture and His *banner*.
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    Good question Warrior of God. Thanks for asking it.

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