Guess what, I got a new tattoo, I love tattoos, I think they are an amazing way to make a statement of your faith, I have 5 tattoos, and 4 of them are faith based and either have a scripture or a symbol of Christianity or both. Since I have got my most recent tattoo, I have had a bunch of people sending me the verse Leviticus 19:28 and asking me about it, here is what the verse says.
This passage in Leviticus, including the surrounding text, is specifically dealing with the pagan religious rituals of the people living around the Israelites. God’s desire is to set his people apart from other cultures. The focus here is prohibiting worldly, heathen worship and witchcraft. God forbids his holy people to engage in idolatrous, pagan worship and sorcery which imitates the heathens. He does this out of protection, because he knows this will lead them away from the one true God.
It also states in verse 26 not to eat meat with blood in it, so a steak cooked medium is off limits.
I think there is Liberty in everything, 1 Cor 10:23 states that “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive. 24Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.”
I think the question of having a tattoo is why are you getting it, is it to glorify God or as a sacrifice to a false God, as in the OT. Context is everything, I think it’s ignorant of pastors to preach something like this without understanding the context, if we are to make students of God’s word, we have to be in it ourselves FULLY!!
So don’t judge me, and by the way, here’s a picture of my new Tattoo