The Scripture Tattoo: Different Religions, Different Views

A scripture tattoo is a tattoo that displays the word of a favorite passage or verse from the Bible. The tattoo will have a verse like John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This represents the true faith of the wearer. By displaying the tattoo the believer wants to signify he or she is a Christian and they are professing their faith to the world.

Not all faiths believe in the scripture tattoo or any tattoo. The Jewish faith believes that God created the body and for a tattoo or any other permanent adornment to be place on that body is a sin. This belief comes from the Old Testament in Leviticus 19:28. “You shall not etch a tattoo on yourselves.” This is followed to the letter by Hasidic Jews, but other Jews, especially those in the younger generation ignore the scripture and will have sayings of the Torah tattooed on their body.

Scripture Tattoo ImageThe Islamic religion also bans tattoos from their followers. Not only are the Moslem worshipers cursed for wearing a scripture tattoo, but the tattoo artist is also damned for giving a tattoo to a follower of Allah. This belief, which is similar to the Jewish belief, comes from the idea that Pagans and Idol Worshipers wore tattoos and they were an abomination to God or Allah.

Getting a scripture tattoo is a deep commitment. A change in faith or a change in lifestyle may have a negative effect in the future. Be sure that the scripture tattoo has deep meaning that will transcend whatever comes in life and that it has meaning that will stay with you.

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