What about body piercings?

Question:

I’m doing research for a tract for our campus ministry.  The subject of the tract is BODY PIERCING. Can you share anything from a biblical perspective??

Answer:

Please click on the following link to a Bible Course that we have called “The Christian’s Appearance”   It will show what the Bible says about body piercings.

Is there anything wrong with a man wearing an earring; a woman wearing two earrings in her ear; a person having his/her tongue pierced; and a person having a small tattoo?

Question:

Is anything wrong with:  1. A man wearing an earring?  2. A woman wearing Two earrings in her ear?  3. A person having their tongue pierced? (That looks gross)  4. A person having a small tattoo?

Answer:

I am enclosing a portion of the Christian’s Appearance Bible Course to answer your question. The entire Bible Course Booklet may be viewed at http://libertygospeltracts.com/product/106-the-christians-appearance/Continue reading

Can tattoos be removed?

Question:

My wife and I both have tattoos, and I must admit I am sick and tired of them.  I am a christian and I knew better when we got tattooed.  They are not offensive tattooes but I am afraid it wll hurt my witness.  This has grieved me ever since we got them.   It is a shame that it costs so much to have them removed.  Most people who get them will regret being tattooed according to statistics Christian and nonchristian. Any information you may have on the future of tattoo removal would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:

Thank you for your letter. I appreciate your honesty and openness about tattoos. I wish that more churches would be open and unafraid to tell the truth about them, so Christians could be spared the later regret and expense involved. As to the cost involved with removal, that probably varies from doctor to doctor, and what makes it hard is the size of the tattoo and the colors used in it. At our dermatologist, he has a brochure about tattoo removal in his office. The sad thing is that not all colors can be removed by laser treatments. A doctor would have to look at what you have to give you an accurate price for removal, or even if he could remove them at all.Continue reading

Does the New Testament say anything about tattoos?

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Does the New Testament have any scriptures about tattoos?

Answer:

Yes, the New Testament does have a reference to tattoos — those required by the antichrist during the Tribulation Period. Revelation 13:16-18 says, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, TO RECEIVE A MARK IN THEIR RIGHT HAND, OR IN THEIR FOREHEADS: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the NAME of the beast, or the NUMBER of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”Continue reading

What does the New Testament say about men piercing their ears?

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What does the New Testament say about men piercing their ears?

Answer:

In the Old Testament, when a man had a hole pierced through his ear, it was because he was making himself a life-long slave to a master. Exodus 21:5,6 says, “And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever.”Continue reading

What do you tell teenage sons who see nothing wrong with tattoos and pierced jewelry?

Question:

I have 2 teenage sons and they feel that having a tattoo and their body pierced is OK. I know the body is a temple but they have gone to a church camp and several of the advisors have ear rings etc. What is the Bible’s answer to my children on this issue?

Answer:

I am enclosing some other recent questions and answers about the very same topic. I would also encourage you to either print off the Bible Course on the Christian’s Appearance on this Web Site, or else send me your address, and we will send some copies of it to you. I would definitely sit down with your sons and teach them what the Bible says.Continue reading