Is a Tattoo a Poor Testimony?

Question

Do you agree that the real reason to avoid tattoos is that it is a poor testimony to the eternal truth and urgency of biblical prophecy?

Answer

The person who submitted the above question said she was taught that:

"Christians should avoid allowing any permanent mark to be made in his/her body as a reminder and a testament to the warning given in The Revelation of John, that in the End Times, people will accept the Mark of the Beast, and that will preclude or negate Salvation.”"

So is a tattoo a "poor testimony to eternal truth and urgency of biblical prophecy?" And, is not getting a tattoo "a reminder and a testament to the warning given in The Revelation?"

While I do agree that not placing any mark on one's body could be a reminder to a Christian of future prophecy that includes some type of mark of Satan, I'm not sure that it would serve as any type of testimony -- good or bad. Let's examine both scenarios.

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