There is no clear answer when it comes to whether or not it is a sin for Christians to get tattoos of crosses. Some people believe that as long as the tattoo is not used in place of worship, then there is no problem with having one. Others believe that any type of tattoo is unacceptable for a Christian.
Why do Christians get cross tattoos?
Christians get cross tattoos for different reasons. Some use it as a means to show off their faith, others use it to show off themselves because they think it’s cool to have such a tattoo. Whatever the reasons are, you shouldn’t get a tattoo as a Christian.
Will God forgive me for getting a tattoo?
Yes, God will forgive you for getting a tattoo, especially if you got the tattoo before getting saved. As a believer, you should try and erase the tattoos where possible, and not get another one for any reason whatsoever.
Is it a sin to get a tattoo of a cross?
A lot of people got tattoos before giving their life to Jesus Christ and turning from their old ways. And a great number of them never return to remove the tattoos nor get new ones. In Leviticus 19:28 KJV, the Bible says, “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord..” For many Christians, this is a clear indication that getting a tattoo is a sin.
So, it’s a sin to get a tattoo, including getting a cross tattoo.
What does the Bible say about tattoos in Revelations and Leviticus?
The Bible doesn’t specifically mention “tattoos”, but there is a passage in the book of Revelation that refers to the “mark of the beast.” This is sometimes interpreted as a reference to tattoos, and some Christians believe that getting a tattoo is a sin because it could be seen as an endorsement of the devil based on Leviticus 19:28 KJV. Others believe that tattoos are not inherently sinful based
Getting a tattoo is akin to fulfilling the desires of your flesh, as you’d be keen to show off your tattoo to anyone that cares to see it. It’s best to stick to the instruction of God in Leviticus 19:28, and not get a tattoo on ourselves.
What if I had a tattoo before I became a Christian?
As a Christian, you should try to cover up your tattoo or remove it as soon as possible. If it was a cult/group tattoo, it’s imperative to have it removed so as to make it clear to everyone that you are no longer a part of that former group.
There’s still a lot of argument surrounding the issue of getting a tattoo as a Christian. But we urge you not to get one, and to find a means to erase the ones you’ve gotten where possible.