The Hebrew prohibition is based on interpreting Leviticus 19:28—Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you—so as to prohibit tattoos, and perhaps even makeup. Under this interpretation, tattooing is permitted to Jews and Christians.
Is it OK to get tattoos according to the Bible?
There is no mention of body modifications or tattoos written in the New Testament at all. Since there is not an explicit command against the modern-day concept of tattoos, it would mean that it is not a sin to get one. Many Christians love to get their favorite Bible verse or Bible story tattooed.
Can Christians get piercings?
Several religions do not allow piercings; however, Christians are able to have piercings. The Bible has multiple mentions of body jewelry and piercings (nose rings, earrings etc). In fact, body jewelry was used in dowries for marriage and as currency.
Is piercing a sin in the Bible?
Most people on the side against body piercing use Leviticus as an argument that body piercing is a sin. There are stories in the Old Testament of nose piercings (Rebecca in Genesis 24) and even piercing the ear of a slave (Exodus 21). Yet there is no mention of piercing in the New Testament.
What does God say about smoking?
Since smoking is an addiction, it certainly enslaves the smoker. The Bible states: Whoever perpetrates a sin is a slave of that sin. A smoker may ruin his spiritual life and lose his relationship with God as a result of smoking.
Do teeth burn in cremation?
Teeth do not survive the cremation process, and any remaining large bones such as hips or shins end up being ground in a cremulator. Teeth can make it through the cremation process without being broken down completely, while teeth fillings and gold teeth will be melted down and mixed with the cremains.