Tattoos are such an old thing, but more and more people are getting tattoos now just because and it’s like “the thing to do.” “When are you getting a tattoo?” “What are you going to get when you get a tattoo?” “Where do you want to get a tattoo?” These are common questions and my answer to all of them is just that I’m not getting one.
I know plenty of people with tattoos, a ton! (Not 2,000 though 🙂 ) Nothing against them at all, tattoos just aren’t for me for the following reasons.
Does this glorify God?
First, before anything else, is what I’m doing glorifying God? In some reasoning, maybe you could justify almost any tattoo back to God if it wasn’t like of a person or worldly THING. Maybe since I really like trees or something that God made, that would glorify Him right? I don’t know. In Leviticus 19:28 God tells us “do not mark your skin with tattoos.” That seems pretty definitive to me! In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 it says “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” If we get a tattoo of a worldly thing, we’re basically honoring and idolizing that thing, whatever that may be, instead of God. I don’t have all the answers, but it’s always important to look to God through prayer and consult His word before making big decisions that last forever. 🙂
Can I NOT live without this tattoo?
If we are asking this question, maybe we’re living for the wrong reasons. I can live without having a tattoo (probably due to the next reason lol) and if there’s a hesitation in this answer, we should be looking at what we ARE living for. Are we living for God or worldly things?
Since BSF has been in Solomon’s story for a bit, I’ve had his situation on my mind lately. It amazes me how a man so wise, wisdom given by God himself, could stray and do what God explicitly said not to do. He took many wives, he took wives of other nations – making treaties – that God said NOPE to and he burnt offerings and built temples to other gods. WHAT. If Solomon did this, it’s possible for us to stray in small ways as well. In Ecclesiastes, Solomon is warning us to stay away from these things. Don’t chase after worldly things.
Needles and pain? What? Voluntarily?
Simply put, I don’t like needles or pain or blood. I would never volunteer to even look at it. #chickenstatus
I’d probably even chicken out even if I WANTED tattoo… LOL
Forever seems like a long time. I’d like to live forever most days. Forever may be 90 more years, or maybe just 30. WHO KNOWS. But forever is a while regardless and I can’t commit to a tattoo. #issues
So I Was Like, What Can This Tattoo Do For Me?
Basically nothing except identify my body when I’m gone… and ya know, maybe if I tattooed a tree on me, that would be cool to LOOK at, but that’s it.