Can a person goto heaven with a tattoo?

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@jyaegel (161)
November 6, 2008 8:34pm CST
I was just sitting here reading the bible and can across Leviticus 19:28 which says "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD" My confusion comes in where I was raised saying it is completely wrong to get a tatto but as I read the passage I read in your flesh for the dead! does that mean you can get a tattoo as long as it isn't for the dead? If you have a tattoo can you be saved and go to heaven?