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Are tattoos a sin?

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The New Testament of the Bible does not comment on whether or not believers are allowed to get tattoos. However, a passage from Leviticus 19:28 in the Old Testament states that one should avoid cutting themselves or marking the skin with tattoos, which could indicate that tattoos are sinful.

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The Bible states that it is best not to engage in an activity if there is any doubt about whether or not it would please God. A passage from 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 declares that each person's body is a temple of the Holy Ghost, and that everyone should honor God with their bodies. Thus, tattoos may violate God's wishes.

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