Piercings, Christians, the bible!

June 9, 2009 9:18am CST
Hey guys, I really want your honest opinion! I want to get a few ear piercings and perhaps 1 or 2 facial piercings. Help me out on what i should get! But my question is, what does the bible say about guys getting piercings? Is it ok? Is it bad for a christian guy to have them? or are some bad and some are alright? Is a strecher bad? are earings ok for a guy, and not facial piercings? please help me out!!!
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4 responses
@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
I do not go for piercings and I do not allow my children to get one but I have no objections to other people who want to mutilate their faces for whatever reason. Cheers!!
• Australia
13 Jun 09
haha thank you for your outlook! I find the way you put it funny and interesting!
• United States
9 Jun 09
Well Im not a bible scholar but i think that people who are agaisnt tatoos and piercings uses the logic of your defiling your body and your not suppose to do that cause your body is the Lords Temple. Personally, I thing its ok to have one of two piecrings or tatoos. I have may christian friends who have both. I have my ears pierced. I wanted a tatoo but I have sensative skin and Im afraid I will have a bad reaction. I have guy friends who have their ears pierced. Its like the norm now for guys to get their ears pierced so I think its ok for you if you want to get them pierced. As with everything, you should do things in moderation. One or two is ok but not a whole body full of piercings and tatoos. Not that there is anything wrong with the people who are like that though.
• Australia
10 Jun 09
Hey there! Thank you for responding on your experiences with other christians! It's great to hear those things as well.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
9 Jun 09
i dont think it really matters to be honest. God looks on your heart and if you look this way to fit in with others, thats cool as long as you let your light shine for Him! certainly some of the christian bands that are out there have piercings and tats, right?
• Australia
10 Jun 09
I compeletely do agree that God looks at my heart! If i do it with the right motives, and not with a rebelious attitude, i know i'm not doing anything wrong. Thank you for your response!
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
8 Aug 09
I believe those rules were for ancient people which were being prepared as a small place where the rescuer/savior of mankind could be born into.. and the piercings and tatoos of the day were in honor of strange gods.. (fallen angels posing as gods). so unless a piercing or tattoo is in honor of a strange god I don't think it matters but would be up to you.. My son and daughter both have nice tattoos but I've never felt the inclination for any..