Can a Christian Get a Tattoo?

Can a Christian get a tattoo?

I get asked this question a couple of times of year, usually after a relatively new believer has successfully read through the Book of Leviticus for the first time. Leviticus 19:28 says:

“You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:28 ESV)

Does that mean that a Christian cannot get a tattoo?

Most theologians and Bible scholars would argue that the ceremonial law has been fulfilled in Christ. He is the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world. The ceremonial law was preparatory in nature. John Calvin said:

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