Leviticus 19:28

You will not gash your bodies when someone dies, and you will not tattoo yourselves. I am Yahweh.

In this article: Pope Francis Gives His Blessing for Tattoos and says:

There is nothing wrong with tattoos, Pope Francis told a group of young people Monday, urging them to be open to cultural expressions of “belonging.”

Pope's statement totally contradicts the Bible's verse.

What is the official Catholic teaching on getting tattoos of any kind?

  • Looks like this one has already been asked – do those answers address your question? Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 14:10
  • @Nathaniel, Thanks. Why isn't the answer accepted in the duplicate?
    – Grasper
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 14:17
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    Not sure; that's up to the person asking the question. Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 14:18


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