Piercings in the Bible

What Does the Bible Say about Piercings? - Piercings are somewhat debated as to the biblical interpretation of their sinfulness. Though the Bible does not specifically mention piercings as being a sin or unholy, it does condemn the practice of body mutilation such as cuts or tattoos.

There may also be a difference in interpreted sinfulness based upon which piercing you’re referencing. In Ezekiel 16:12, the Bible says “And I put a ring on your nose and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.” These piercings were common in biblical times and are employed quite commonly today. Different piercings may have a distinguished perception by God and the intent behind such could be just as important as location.

Nonetheless, we have assembled this collection of scripture quotes regarding piercings for you to console in determining their sinfulness or lack thereof.

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