Thank you for your article on tattooing. This question came up in my congregation recently, and I did an extensive amount of research into the question of whether tattooing is forbidden by God or not. As a result of that research, I have come to the conclusion that the answer is not as clear as your article indicates. To dismiss the prohibition as simply being a part of the ceremonial law is not convincing since it is not clear that the prohibition has anything to do with the ceremonial law at all. I think that additional study into this question would be helpful, especially since so many of our young people are engaging in this activity.

Rev. Wayne Schwiesow
Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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