28 Bible Verses about Tattoos

Leviticus 19:28 ESV / 275 helpful votes

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 140 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 90 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Revelation 19:16 ESV / 80 helpful votes

On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

Ephesians 5:10 ESV / 64 helpful votes

And try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 14:1 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.

1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV / 36 helpful votes

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Romans 12:2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

Romans 1:24 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,

Ephesians 5:29 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

Ephesians 5:27 ESV / 24 helpful votes

So that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 3:23-25 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,

1 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire,

John 6:63 ESV / 16 helpful votes

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

Philippians 3:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

Jeremiah 2:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?

Jude 1:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.

Luke 12:22-34 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? ...

Deuteronomy 11:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Psalm 37:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

John 10:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Psalm 22:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother's womb you have been my God.

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