Use caution here
The issue is NOT:
What I like or prefer
What I think about it
My opinion on the matter
What does the Bible say?
There is only one verse in the entire Bible on this topic.
Should we just stop here?
This verse forbids tattoos.
It also forbids body piercing tongue, navel, eyebrows, nose, ears
What about ladies (or men) with pierced ears?
Put this verse in the context of the entire chapter.
What else is forbidden in this chapter of the Bible?
V. 19 Dont mix livestock in a field not graze on the same pasture
V. 19 Dont sow mixed seeds in a field
V. 19 Dont wear clothing of mixed fabric linen & wool
V. 23 Fruit from 1st 3 years uncircumcised do not eat it
V. 24 Fruit from 4th year all goes to God
V. 25 Fruit from 5th year you can eat from the fruit
V. 27 Do not shave side of head (sideburns)
V. 27 Dont change the natural shape of our beard
V. 31 Do not pay attention to mediums or familiar spirits
V. 32 You must rise when a person of gray hair enters the room
This list does not exhaust the chapter.
How many of these things to we violate today?
In the NT the law is given in principles that must be applied
Individual Liberty Romans 14 Areas of Christian liberty
We may disagree with their choice
We may make a different choice
These are matters of individual liberty
Influence Matthew 5:13-14 Salt and Light
1 John 3:20-21
We cannot use Leviticus 19:28 as proof against tattoos.
We must apply the principles of the NT
Individual liberty and choice