Many Christian(s) young people have adopted the culture of the age, i.e., getting a tattoo or having their body pierced, i.e., nose, tongue, eyelid, naval, etc. ( Log Out /  What about other television shows with violence, such as Law & Order, CSI, Criminal Minds, etc? Once again, we are dealing with the issue of inherent sin rather than situational sin. Of course, if drawing attention to outer beauty is the reason for tattoos or piercings, then from this passage, one ought to avoid tattoos and piercings. Sorry, just my. If having the piercing done involves uncovering the ‘awrah and having a stranger or non-mahram, male or female, look at it, then this is undoubtedly a haraam action. piercings in EACH ear. Is Body Modification a Sin? And though piercing your ears isn’t really a sin, some people are against and consider piercings defacing the house of the Holy Spirit. But to get a ear pierced or a couple, I don't think can be called a sin. That was 20 posts and rings I had to try not to notice while speaking to her. Worse yet, someone flashing a big silver ball through the tongue while attempting to expound intelligibly on anything cerebral. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, : The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. It's not a sin. The piercing of the belly button will involve the showing of the Satar which is completely Haram and forbidden in Islam and will constitute a grave sin,on the one showing and on the one looking. I think it highly depends on your intentions. I’m struggling to find the Catholic teaching on this - can anyone help? However, while the Israelites were forbidden from mutilating their bodies, piercings were a common practice both before and after the implementation of Levitical law. 3 thoughts on “Are Tattoo’s and Piercings a Sin?” Jamie Carter September 25, 2017 4:27 am Reply But nobody would really say that as a New Testament believer, you should eat Kosher food or not wear mixed fabrics, it’s considered as something that doesn’t apply. The answer is no. Piercing yourself to elicit a sexual response from those who look at you (as some do) is certainly not modesty and intentionally inciting lust in another is a sin. And I definitely don’t do it for attention or to incite lust. If girls or women desire to have their ears pierced, they are encouraged to wear only one pair of modest earrings. There is an objective moral standard and in the case of peircings, it is modesty. As usual, we need to first define our terms. If you just get your nose pierced I think it's ok. https://bit.ly/2wl8qw9. In fact, our only Law is to love our neighbor (fellow human being) as ourselves. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Christians often ask whether there is anything sinful about getting a tattoo. Professor who? Plus sawtooth knife has a good interaction with venom coating. Consider when piercings become a spectacle to others and at that point one is probably being immodest. Though the Bible does not specifically mention piercings as being a sin or unholy, it does condemn the practice of body mutilation such as cuts or tattoos. I am still considering whether my motives to get a piercing are good, as with tattoos etc. What about movies with violence? When it comes to the body piercing argument, both sides quote Scripture and mention stories from the Bible. Most people who are anti-body piercing use Leviticus as … “Body Piercing,” True to the Faith, 27 Latter-day prophets strongly discourage the piercing of the body except for medical purposes. However, most Sunni clerics draw the line at any other piercings. Is getting a tattoo a sin? Well my piercings are covered by my hair so no-one really even knows about them except my family and a few friends. A cloistered monk peircing himself is not modesty but a nose ring for someone who lives in Greenwich Villiage in New York City may not be immodest at all. You also forgot to add that I said this: “A few piercings here and there are completely ok. The tattoo itself may not be a sin, but the motivation in getting it might be. One being a spectacle to others or causing a distraction is just as much the others’ fault for their perception of someone who doesn’t necessarily conform to what most people find acceptable on the contrary I would say that a lot of those people are committing a sin as they are passing judgment. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. You should look closely at what Scripture says, what the piercings mean and why you’re doing it for before you decide if a piercing is a sin … When one has jewelry that says, “Hey everyone, look at me!! For instance, I find it difficult to take seriously anything said by someone with a face full of bars and rings. While the Bible does not prohibit us from getting a tattoo or piecing, one still must ask the question: “will this glorify God?” If the answer is no, or if it’s questionable, then perhaps we should avoid it altogether. I am half-Brazilian and we pierce girl’s ears at birth, though mine were not done until later due to my mother’s objections. What does the Bible say about Body Piercings? Is getting tattoos a sin against God? Worse yet, someone flashing a big silver ball through the tongue while attempting to expound intelligibly on anything cerebral. Etc. Some people don’t believe body piercing is a sin at all, that God allowed it, so it’s okay. Personally, I don’t consider any piercings a sin. I now have three piercings in each earlobe (and no intention of getting any more piercings), the most recent being a few months old. Just as it is permissible to carry out surgery and cauterize her if that is needed on medical grounds, it is also permissible to pierce her ear in order to put jewellery in it, because it is something that she needs, and it is something that does not hurt very much, and does not have a great effect on her. A: A tattoo in and of itself is not a sin. 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