14 Bible Verses about Tattoos and Body Piercings

Here are 14 Bible verses about tattoos and body piercings, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

Leviticus 19:28 KJV

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 KJV

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

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Genesis 9:6 KJV

6 Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

1 Timothy 2:9 KJV

9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1 Corinthians 6:13 KJV

13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

Romans 10:4 KJV

4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

1 Samuel 16:7 KJV

7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

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Exodus 21:6 KJV

6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.

1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

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Romans 14:23 KJV

23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

Galatians 3:23-25 KJV

23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Proverbs 27:14 KJV

14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

Deuteronomy 14:1 KJV

1 Ye are the children of the Lord your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.