I don't think it is a sin. I think the most important thing is for YOU to feel comfortable with it though. If you are not sure, then getting a tattoo on your back may not be the best thing. If there is a person or situation that you are dreading you may want to confront that head on before spending the time and money on such a thing. I suspect a parent or friend has created this idea and it may be a good thing to have a chat with that person about it before moving forward.
If you are asking just a general question, then I also think it is based on intent. I find it hard to imagine that a person who is genuinely trying to praise God will be viewed by God as a sin, literal or otherwise.
I feel as long as your not worshiping the cross your ok.Im a Christian and I have a cross tattoo on my back.I don't worship the cross,I worship the God that died on that cross for my sins. That's just me though:)
No. It used to be very common for sailors in the navy to get a black cross tattooed on their backs, in the hopes that if and when they broke one of the ship's rules and the cat-o-nine-tails was used on them, whoever was wielding the cat would go easy on them -- for fear of striking the cross.
Lior may have a point. Lev 19:28 reads: "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD."
Just another prohibition which could also be used to condemn those sinners who write phone numbers on their hands.. And quite obviously all the Emo cutters are going to hell. It sure is a restrictive religion.
Go ahead and get your tat (though It'd be better where you can see it). After all, as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III said, "It's the common man's way of sponsoring art."
as was stated before "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD" (Leviticus 19:28 KJV).
lets break down this verse, in the bible this area is talking about things we shall not do like the Pagans of the time... and in the time God is saying do not trim your beard like the Pagans and do not cut of your flesh for the dead... the dead being of sin referring to the Pagans of the time bc they worshiped a lord not God not to print any marks referring to the marks of the Pagans...
with that being said I agree that it is ok as long as long as it is not for worship... and for Lior, just word for thought.. the verse u quoted states not to print in your words that would mean one whom writes on there body would also be wrong and most churches put stamps and stickers on children are you saying all these churches are sinning ... think about these verses and read the Bible.... this is words of my own and I believe in Prayer... My best option is to Pray and ask God he will provide you the answer... and always remember only worship GOD...