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        Body piercing and tattoos
[Leviticus 19:28] help me understand what is meant by this scripture and whether it is right or wrong in God's eyes to have tattoos and body piercings (even ear rings). A new sister in Christ just got a tattoo and she doesn't feel it is wrong. I do, but I'm sure if the Bible backs that up.

Wednesday, October 04, 2000 11:41:13 AM   bina
      re:Body piercing and tattoos   
I'm understanding this to mean not to make any marks to honor the dead. What do you think?

Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.
(copied from JFB) (Leviticus 19:28). Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead--The practice of making deep gashes on the face and arms and legs, in time of bereavement, was universal among the heathen, and it was deemed a becoming mark of respect for the dead, as well as a sort of propitiatory offering to the deities who presided over death and the grave. The Jews learned this custom in Egypt, and though weaned from it, relapsed in a later and degenerate age into this old superstition (@Isa 15:2 Jer 16:6 41:5)
Monday, October 09, 2000 2:59:20 PM debbie924
      re:Body piercing and tattoos   
I belive that it is not wrong to have a tattoo or bodypiercing. I have my ears pierced once, and very shortly will be having them done a second time. The only way that i think a tattoo is wrong is when it takes you away from God, or if it says something that goes against any of God's teachings. But hey, thats my opinion. 
Wednesday, October 04, 2000 11:50:06 AM lise
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