The words are written in The Bible. “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.” (Lev. 19:28 HCSB)
Are you still considering a Bible verse tattoo? Verse and script tattoos have become one of the more popular tattoo styles for many reasons. Whether to encourage hope or to inspire faith in others, design ideas and scriptures are endless.
There are plenty of proverbs and psalms that make beautiful suggestions for body art. First and foremost find a passage that you connect with and that affirms your beliefs. Next, be certain you want to make a permanent mark on your body.
Many religions frown upon defacing the temple by way of piercings or tattoos. Should this matter to you? If you have questions regarding the permanence of body art and are a member of a church or congregation, why not speak about it with your Pastor for further insight?
Adding an image verse is yet another way to heighten the style of your tattoo. Whether that be a cross, Mother Mary. or a Jesus portrait, you can choose between a color tattoo or classic black and grey which would really help your verse stand out. You can even add a book depicting an open page in The Bible or a candle for a cathedral-inspired design. Get creative and seek the light.
In addition to verse considerations size also matters. Some Biblically inspired tattoos take over an entire canvas such as the back or ribcage. While every tattoo is personal and should be worn because you love it- not because someone else approves, it still pays to be realistic. A large text tattoo can be overwhelming. Try to be short and sweet rather than carry the” book” on your shoulders. Scripture can be shortened to include just a few keynotes that really speak to you and still carry significant meaning.
Above all trust your instincts and trust in your faith. The following verses are beautiful enough to bare repeating, and may just inspire your own spiritual tattoo that helps you seek refuge.
- Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- God’s Creations: In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the earth.
- My Beloved: My beloved is mine, and I am his.
- Psalms 3:5: I need you like you would not believe.
- Mustard seed: If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible unto you.
- Death: Death where is your victory? Death where is your sting?
- With a Vengeance: I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance.
- Blind Faith Live by faith, not by sight.
- Falsehoods: Beware of false prophets.
- Psalm 23:4: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me.
- Never Give Up: Love never gives up.
- Cover Up Tattoo Idea? Love covers over all wrongs. – Proverb 10:12
- Romans 15:13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy.
- Ephesians 4:32: Be kind to one another.
- Matthew 7:7: Keep on asking, and you will receive.
- Be strong: Stand firm in your faith.
- Hebrews 13:1: Keep on loving each other like brothers.
- Thessalonians: Hold fast to what is good.
- Romans 8:28: God works for the good of those that love him.
- Corinthians 4:16: Therefore we do not lose heart.
- Proverbs 13:12: A longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
- Embrace mankind…: Iron sharpens iron.
- John 4:19: We love because he first loved us.
- Matthew 11:30: For my yolk is easy and my burden is light.
- Matthew 1:21: She will bear a son and you should call his name Jesus.
- Matthew 7:12: Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.
- Matthew 5:7: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
- Seek the Truth: Get inspired by your savior.