Tatoos are actually not new and began from Bible days? Under the Old Testament, God said to Israel through Moses: “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead nor print or tattoo any marks upon you; I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:28 AMP). They actually pose health dangers and may lead to a life of regret later.
Though tattoos might appear to be harmless, common, and gaining acceptance in the world, they shouldn’t be played with as they pose certain problems for the body.
They breach the skin, which makes the body vulnerable to skin infections and other complications. Some tattoo inks, especially red, green, yellow and blue cause allergic skin reactions, such as an itchy rash, at the tattoo area, even after years of getting it. Other skin infections which might arise as a result of tattooing are redness of skin, swelling, pain and a pus-like drainage. Sometimes, bumps called granulomas form around tattoo ink. It can also lead to keloids which are raised areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue. Again, if the equipment used to create these tattoos is contaminated with infected blood, the risk of contracting various blood-borne diseases, such as tetanus, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, is very high.
Another problem associated with tattoos is dissatisfaction. The tattoo that might look great at first might not look so good and be in vogue later. This can lead to tattoo addiction and makes one prone to the risks associated with getting them. As trendy and glitzy a tattoo might make you look, you should honestly ask yourself if you truly need to indulge in this body art. Never allow yourself be pressured into getting a tattoo, because many who do get such marks often regret them with time. Remember the Word says, “Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God... So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 AMP).