What is the Church’s position on tattoos? Is it a sin (mortal/venial)? I have checked indexes and done serches, but keep coming up empty. Does this mean there is no position? I need an answer for teenagers in youth group. Please help!


Jimmy Akin, Director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers, discussed the moral aspects of tattoing in a five-part series on his blog Defensor Fidei. Here are the links:

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5

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