Haircuts, Tattoos & Body Modification

Leviticus 19:27-28 — Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you…” The Children of Israel were forbidden from having tattoos and other body modifications that involved cutting. In this study we think about why the LORD prohibited these practices and whether this command has any relevance to us today.

We live in a world where body art and body modification has become increasingly popular and so it’s important for us to have a Biblical perspective. Is it OK for a Christian to follow the trend and get a tattoo or a piercing?