What is your thought about tattooing?
Tattooing remains a widely practiced art in the world, a practice that is quickly gaining traction in Kenya. Many young people are seeking to have their bodies tattooed.
People tattoo animals like spiders, snakes, lions and butterflies, writings like bible verses or the names of their loved ones while others tattoo dates to remember something critical that happened in their lives like deaths of their children or parents.
This means that tattoos depict something.
While asking if getting tattoos is a sin, it will depend on who you are asking. Some Christians say it is a sin. Referring to the bible, Leviticus 19:28, that says, “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.”
Today, does this verse have any relevance for us? Anyone getting a tattoo really needs to ask themselves, why am I getting this and what is the meaning of this tattoo?
Nonetheless, some Christians will argue that tattooing is not a sin since some tattoos are in the praise of the highest. They debate that in the bible, Revelation 19:16 says “And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Which means Jesus too has a tattoo on His thigh.
Amid the debates on whether to have tattoos inscribed on your body remains a personal decision. We should never try to push our personal convictions on others. Eventually, the decision is between you and God.