Now more than ever a large part of society has embraced tattoos.
From movies stars to fashion models, to sports figures, and to the average Joe, someone will be seen with one or many tattoos.
I’ve heard several reasons why people get them, some consider it a cool thing, others say they love the sensation feeling they get. But most say it expresses their personality.
Then there are those who believe it’s a rebellious act that’s spiritual. Let’s take a brief look at the history of tattoos.
HISTORY OF TATTOOING
Tattoo-bearing Egyptian and Libyan mummies have been found that date back hundreds of years before the time of Christ. Many believe tattooing originates in Egypt back to the days of the Pharaohs.
It’s said that tattoos shows a person’s declaration of love and/or religious beliefs but it was mainly a female practice that symbolized prostitution.
Tattoos considered so exotic that they became a part of circuses and fairs during the 18th and 19th centuries.
There is no consistent Christian view on tattooing. Christians who wear tattoos believe it’s fine as long as the image isn’t sacrilege or obscene.
Today we Christians aren’t under the Law of Moses causing confusion with the scripture Leviticus 19:28. The reason I don’t have any is because of the fear of me becoming old with wrinkled tattoos not a good look. Seriously, I don’t think it’s a good idea to put ink in the human body. But that’s just me.
An important question remains, is having a tattoo a form of pagan and worldly worship still forbidden by God today? I believe it’s a personal decision and whether we have one or not nobody going to hell because of it. I know some Christians disagree with me so please share your thoughts with us and let us know what you think.
Should Christians get tattoos? Yes or No. The floor is open.