Are Tattoos Something That Would Please God?

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My opinion about tattoos may be different than yours. Everyone has their opinions. If you have a tattoo and like it, then enjoy it. It can be removed if you have a tattoo and no longer like it.  I had many tattoos I put on myself when I was 16 years old; then, I got them covered professionally. Then years later, my boss offered to have them removed for me, I could not afford to get them off myself, but my boss was wealthy and wanted to help me. I am so thankful that I was able to have them removed.

Although my question about tattoos is, “Do you think it glorifies God to have one?” You will have to decide that for yourself. On the one hand, God has given us free will to do what we want to do, but on the other hand, if we are Christians, we ought to do God’s will. Our bodies are not our own since Jesus Christ’s death bought our lives for a price on the cross. I remember taking a shower and crying out loud because I knew the tattoos were permanent, but thankfully after having 13 operations to get them removed for $400.00 per operation, my generous boss paid for it.  Bottom line, tattoos were somewhat of a nightmare for me, but thank God they are off now. ~ Bill Greguska

1 Corinthians 6:19  Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.



Should Christians Get Tattoos?

Everyone Has An Opinion About Tattoos!

In my opinion, concerning tattoos for what it is worth since, when I was about 17 years old, I put on some homemade tattoos on my body with Indian ink and a needle and thread, thinking that I would be a beer-drinking, pot-smoking party animal until the day I died. God had another plan for my life. But when about 36 years old, when I was working for a ministry called Faith Indeed, building wheelchair ramps, my boss privately and respectfully asked me if I liked my tattoos. I told him, “NO,” but I could not afford to have them removed. Being a Christian, he graciously offered to pay to remove them. It costs $400 per operation, plus medication, bandages, and spent time off of work. Over the next few years, I underwent 13 procedures using laser removal of my 20 homemade/covered-up professional tattoos. I was blessed to have a second chance and have my gaudy tattoos removed. It was painful, but it was well worth it!

What Is Your Opinion About Tattoos?

There is a debate about the value of having tattoos. Some people like them, and other people do not. I hesitated when I first thought of adding the topic of tattoos to this website. My reason for that being it is such a polarizing issue. Having tattoos does not mean you are not a Christian or not a good person. Not having tattoos does not mean you are not a Christian or a good person.
In a person’s heart, it makes them a Christian or not, Jesus Christ living in us through the Holy Spirit. The purpose of this website is to encourage and inform you of things that will help you. I will share some thoughts for you to decide for yourself. (I believe tattoos are a questionable choice overall). This is primarily for young people who get them without thinking or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, yet I am not the one to judge. God gives us the freedom to do what we want. It boils down to what our motives are.

As I said, God gives us free will to do what we want, but at the same time, we can not choose the consequences of the freedoms we have. When I got my tattoos, I lived in a rebellious banner I wanted to wear. I had many tattoos on both arms: my one hand, big toes, chest, and leg.


Do You Believe Tattoos Are Sinful?



Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Leviticus 19:28 ESV

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV 

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Ephesians 5:10 ESV

And try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 14:1 ESV 

“You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.

1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV 

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.

Romans 1:24 ESV 

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,

Isaiah 49:16 ESV

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Jude 1:8 ESV 

Yet in like manner, these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.

Hebrews 10:16 ESV 

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,”




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