Bible verse tattoos. All of your favorite bible verses on people’s skin. These gorgeous tattoos are exactly what you may be looking for to inspire you and honor God. So you’re the religious type. Or you’re not…Either way, I’m sure you can appreciate these bible verse tattoos and the messages of love and grace that they represent. While some choose to get the actual words of a particular verse tattooed, others opt for the numbers that represent their favorite verse. Verse numbers weren’t always a part of this historic book; French scholar Robert Estienne was the first to number the specific phrases within each chapter in the mid-16th century. With 66 books divided into the Old and New Testaments, there are plenty of verses from the best-selling book in the world for folks to be inspired by.
Oh the irony of bible verse tattoos
“Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.”
Hmm…either this person was going for irony or he had no idea what this particular verse actually stood for. Bible verse tattoos are quite powerful. Or perhaps this passage has nothing to do with getting inked and more to do with cult religious worship. Today, getting a tattoo is a decorative means of self-expression and personal decoration and I don’t think the Lord would mind too much; in fact, I think he’d be downright flattered by all the people choosing to get his words inked on their bodies for life. Talk about a lasting tribute.
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Love is patient bible verse tattoos
The Apostle Paul wrote the first book of the Corinthians in about 56 A.D. The specific verse referenced by the numbers in the tattoo here may be one of the most popular and recognizable of the Bible. It’s a longer verse, hence the reason why most get the numbers, or certain lines, as a tribute rather than the actual words. I especially love the anchor detail here, holding down the verse as a constant reminder.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts always hopes, and always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
Pretty Foot Tribute
“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
I love the placement of this particular piece! Delicate and pretty, this tattoo is a reminder to have faith with each step taken. I like the addition of the cross near the heel too.
How awesome is this piece? Definitely unique among bible verse tattoos, this design features a super vintage-looking camera surrounded by pretty blue and purple flowers. The proverb noted here is “18:16” which essentially translates into this verse: “A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.”
A super cool reminder that it’s better to give than to receive. Most of the time. Bible verse tattoos cut deep.
The book of Jeremiah was written between 630 and 580 B.C. and records the final prophecies to Judah, warning of oncoming destruction if the nation does not repent.
In loving memory bible verse tattoos
This scroll is a nice piece in memory of a loved one. Some of the earliest biblical texts were actually written on scrolls made of papyrus or parchment paper. The artist did a wonderful job from the shading to the torn edges to make it seem more realistic. The book of Peter, referenced in the above verse, can be found in the New Testament.
Psalms 3:5 Bible Verse Tattoos
Unlike some other bible verse tattoos, the quote directly above the reference number here doesn’t exactly match. The translation of Psalms 3:5 is: “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the Lord sustains me.” So perhaps this is a reference to needing the Lord to continue waking up every day. Either way, I really love the font and placement of this piece!
Simple Reminder Bible Verse Tattoos
I love this tattoo so much. The font is perfectly imperfect and the placement works so well. The line is part of this verse from the Book of Psalms:
“Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.”
A lovely reminder that one is never truly alone. Beautifully designed, this tattoo is another ode to the Book of Psalms. I love the scripted font and additional crosses in this piece.
I love the font of this particular wrist tattoo which stands for the extremely well-known verse below:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
Faith guides us
“We walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7
Love this well-placed piece (and that wedge heel).
The Book of Exodus begins more than 400 years after Joseph, his brothers, and the Pharaoh he once served have all died. It’s the second book of the Torah and the Hebrew Bible.