Friday, August 20, 2010

If You Are Going to Get a Bible Verse Tattoo...

Fridays are a day where I'm trying to find more light-hearted stories. This is definitely one of those!

If you are going to get a tattoo of a Bible verse on your body, you might want to make sure that it isn't heretically wrong-worded! The above photo appeared in Indy's newspaper and features the stomach of IU receiver Damarlo Belcher. The verse tattooed on his stomach is John 3:16. which is supposed to say "for God so loved the world He sent His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him might not perish but have eternal life."

Belcher's tattoo, missing the important words "might not" instead reads "for God so loved the world He sent his one and only son THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM PERISH." That would have been quite a different verse and NOT NOT NOT what the authors intended!


  1. Talk about penance. Wait until he has to offer up the pain associated with getting this corrected.

  2. A pound of flesh might work for penance...

  3. All I can think of is...

    Ouch! Oops! Smack! Ouch!!

    Thank you for the Laugh!

  4. Got tattoos before I knewMarch 2, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    And, somewhat off subject, my pastor (who knows his stuff) said it's a sin to get tattoos.

    1. im pretty sure i know what verse he refering to but, he misread; if you read the whole chapter he talking about it is not a sin

  5. No it's not a sin. It's in Leviticus that we shall not put cuttings in our skin for the dead. Tattoos are not cuttings and Leviticus is old testament law; like eating the fish from the sea, ect.

  6. This is sad. I remember being awed at the glorious brilliant tattoos on my friends and wishing I could afford one. Now I'm so glad I never got one. They look so sad and grungy when they fade. And if you just get a T-shirt with a Bible verse, if it's misprinted you simply throw it out and look for a correct one. Still cheaper than a tattoo.