TATTOO (Tahitian tatau, reduplication of ta, to mark, to strike). The indelible mark made by pricking and inserting pigment under the skin.
Although there are prob. no references to actual tattooing in the Bible, it has been held a possible interpretation in five types of Biblical situations:
a. A “mark” or “seal” warning not to harm (
b. A symbol of the Lord remembering His people (
c. A symbol of Jews remembering the Lord, His deliverance and commandments (
d. A possible type of forbidden heathen mourning practices (
e. The mark of the beast (
Likewise, other type situations may only be interpreted as indicating tattoo from conjecture not based upon ethnological inference.