Is it alright for a Catholic to get a tattoo?

Hi, :slight_smile: this question is for a friend… she is thinking of getting a tattoo but is wondering what the Christian position on them is. Does the Church discourage tattoos? What about that verse in the Old Testament, Leviticus 19:28, or is it not applicable in this case? Thanks :slight_smile:

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