Qn. Is it a sin to get a tattoo?..and how to remove a tattoo?
ANSWER: The Bible says in the book of Chronicles
Leviticus 19:28 ” Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord”.
The Lord forbade people from making any cuttings in their flesh because it has to do with the worship of the dead, or superstition, the Lord has never ordered the children of Israel to get helped by those stuffs, Because they were the pagan rites. And the Lord commands the sons of Israel should not to follow their customs … The Lord instructed them that the cure for their diseases was to keep his commandments and not go cutting their bodies.
But he also ordered them not to get any tattoo on their bodies (that is to print the marks). Now many do not know the origin of the tattoo … the ancient people did not get tattoo to their bodies for fashion or beauty purposes, as in the past, the old people tattooed on their bodies for the purpose of worship. It was the worship of the gods, and they were doing so in accordance with the instructions of their gods that if they wanted something, or want to protect themselves from some dangers, they must put the mark on their bodies.
So they may be drawings of certain kinds of animals such as snakes, birds, or sometimes some mysterious names, or symbols of the sun, or the moon etc. And because the devil was behind it then everyone who did it was partially benefiting from satanic spirit … just like a person who is practicing it today, he/she is walking with a particular demon that protects him from certain things related to his beliefs.
But as the years went by, people found tattoos to be beautiful, so without examining the origin of it, they also went to imitation in their hearts thinking that the ancient people were them only for beauty on but they don’t know that they are putting demons into their bodies without their awareness. That will destroy their lives. So any tattooed body already has some demons in it, because the origin of the tattoo or not for beauty purposes but some for magical protection.
And the Bible has warned us that our bodies should be temples of the Holy Spirit.
1Corinthians 6:19 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”.
Remember, the Bible does not say that we who believed in the Lord JESUS are the MOST HOUSE of the Holy Spirit, but it says we are the Temple of Holy Ghost. The temple is different from the ordinary houses, there are many kinds of houses, guest houses, lounges, houses of office etc. but the TEMPLE is a special house for worship only! … now how can a house with a tattoo be a temple of God?, … you see?
so tattooing of any kind is not appropriate. If you tattooed yourself in the past, and now you have given your life to the Lord, well the spirit behind that tattoo is gone but the devil will still have a few reasons to sue you before God, so what you have to do now is to decide to go to get rid of those things. so that the devil will have no reason to sue you … and also your body should not be used to advertise the works of the devil, So unmark all your tattoos on your body now and dedicated to God for worship purposes.Seek the experts that can help you to remove them safely.