Did God really say I cannot get a tattoo?
Yes … yes he did.
What God said was: “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:28
Some argue that the word used in this verse cannot possibly mean the same as our current understanding of tattoo since that word did not enter into the English language until the late 1700s. Regardless of the subtleties of the translated word found in Leviticus, the principle remains the same: God created men and women in his image. And in his eyes you look fine, regardless of your shape, size, skin color, freckles, pimples, or scars. If you wish to make a mark, change what’s inside your heart. Do that and you will attract others – regardless of your outward appearance.