22 Bible Verses about Tattoos

Leviticus 19:28 ESV / 341 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 / 184 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 / 110 helpful votes

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

Revelation 19:16 ESV / 90 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 / 66 helpful votes

And try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 14:1 ESV / 56 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 / 54 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 46 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.

Romans 1:24 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 40 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,

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:29 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:2 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

John 6:63 ESV / 29 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.

Ephesians 5:27 ESV / 26 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 / 24 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.

Jude 1:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 21 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,

Matthew 24:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Galatians 3:23-25 ESV / 19 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,

Proverbs 11:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

Jeremiah 2:5 ESV / 7 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?

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