The Old Testament law commanded the Israelites,
“Do not cut your body for the dead. And do not make any mark on your body. I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:28). So even though believers today are not under the Old Testament law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:15), the fact that there is a commandment against the sealing relationship of the flesh raises questions for us. The New Testament, on the other hand, does not say anything about whether or not believers are to be marked on the body.
We have this commandment in 1 Peter 3:3-4 “Let no adornment of your hair, or gold ornaments, or rich clothes be your outer adornment. Adorn your inner heart with the imperishable jewel of a good and peaceful spirit, precious in the sight of God.” Granted, the passage directs Christian women, but there is a principle that follows; That is, a person should not be outwardly focused. Most of our efforts are in “hairdressing” and “good clothes” and jewelry, but that is not the real beauty of a woman. Likewise, tattooing or tattooing is “external adornment”, and we should try harder to enhance our “inner soul”, regardless of gender.
Regarding body image/carving, a good test is to determine if we can honestly, in good conscience, ask God to bless us for this particular work and use it for His purposes. “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). The New Testament does not say anything against the making of a mark on the body, but it also gives no reason why one must make a mark on the body in order to believe in God.
A key biblical principle about matters not addressed in the Bible is that if there is any doubt that an action will please God, it is best not to engage in it. Romans 14:23 reminds us that anything that does not come from faith is sin. We need to remember that our bodies, including our souls, are redeemed and belong to God. Although 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 does not directly apply to the subject of imprints or images on the body, it does provide a principle: “Do you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, whom you have received from God, and who dwells in you?” Don’t know? You are not your own. You are bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.” Where we go and what we do with our bodies There must be a connection with this great truth. If our body is God’s, then we must be sure that we have God’s express “permission” before the image or “the engraving of the body” is to be engraved on this body.