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41 Top Bible Verses about Tattoos - (Must Read) Scriptural Quotes

41 Top Bible Verses about Tattoos - (Must Read) Scriptural Quotes

Apostle Quinson Thomas Apostle Quinson Thomas
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Today we're gonna share with you some Bible verses about tattoos. Making the decision on whether or not to get a tattoo is a very hot topic in the world today, but I pray that the text that we share will help to bring some clarity to you about this tattoo idea and show you the truth of the Scripture when it comes to tattoos.

While scripture in the New Testament doesn't explicitly forbid tattoos. It is my position that permanently defacing the body that God gave to you is not what he would want for you. I think that he would want you to maintain your body as he has given it to you and not change it permanently. Now, temporary tattoos may be a bit different thing depending on what's on it and what is being glorified on it.

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But a permanent tattoo is inscribed on the skin and cannot be removed (easily), and this damages God's property. I think that that is not what God would want for believers to do.

So in this list of what the Bible says about both tattoos, you're going to see some Bible verses from the New Testament and the Old Testament. And it's my prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit, that the Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified in your life and you will see the truth about how you should glorify God in your body. And so I leave this to the power of the Holy Ghost that He may direct you in the right path as you acknowledge Him in all your ways.

So the scriptures following Bible verses about tattoos that will go into greater detail on the tattoo idea, and whether or not as a believer you should have a tattoo of course when you talk about the subject of tattoos or what people call Christian tattoos, you can also talk about body piercings, body art, and different tattoo designs, which aren't all the same.

There can also be a discussion about tattoo artists and what that person may be inscribing on his client's body.

It is my prayer again that the Lord gives you the clarity that you need through the scriptures so that you can glorify God in your natural body and forgo the body modification that will be brought on by getting a tattoo. Remember, your body is God's temple.

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It's my prayer that each bible verse speaks to you on the subject of tattoos, and that at least one bible verse will convince you to keep God's temple holy (set apart) just as He made it.

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Tattoo Bible Verses

Matthew 5:17  

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 

Romans 6:13  

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 

Psalm 119:11-44  

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments. Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I…

Tattoo Bible Verses

Romans 14:23  

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. 

1 Peter 3:3-4  

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 

1 Corinthians 15:42-58  

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the… 

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Galatians 5:17

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 

Hebrews 13:8  

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Hebrews 10:16  

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 

John 7:24  

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. 

Isaiah 41:10  

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 

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Joshua 1:9  

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

1 Samuel 10:6  

And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. 

Proverbs 12:15  

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. 

2 Timothy 1:7  

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 

Jude 8  

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 

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Luke 14:28  

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 

Psalm 34:4  

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

2 Timothy 3:13-15  

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 

Proverbs 27:12  

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. 

1 John 4:18  

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 

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Romans 14:21  

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. 

Psalm 27:1  

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 

1 Corinthians 8:9

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. 

Psalm 23:4  

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 

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1 Corinthians 16:14  

Let all your things be done with charity. 

John 3:16  

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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1 John 4:8  

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 

1 Peter 4:8  

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 

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Colossians 3:14

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 

Proverbs 12:15-23  

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight. A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. 

Numbers 15:37-41  

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them ; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord your God. 

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2 Peter 1:4

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 

1 Corinthians 15:50  

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 

Jeremiah 10:10-23  

But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image… 

Hebrews 8:8-10  

For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I

regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 

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1 Thessalonians 5:12-28  

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole… 

Colossians 1:10-18  

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things

created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all… 

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Ephesians 5:27-29  

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his 

wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 

Ephesians 4:15-32  

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have…

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