I don’t know how you feel about tattoos, but I don’t like them. Other people can have them, that’s fine. But for me, I just couldn’t mark up my skin with something I’ll probably get sick of in just a couple of weeks. Teens are getting them left and right these days—some of them will prevent them from getting good jobs or cast that bad-boy or bad-girl image. While they’re in NOW, they may not be 10 or 15 years from now. Our rules? No tattoos and (other than pierced earlobes) no piercings while living under our roof. No, they’re not sinful by themselves (although they can be), but for our family, it gave our kids time to mature—needed when creating something they’ll have to live with for the rest of their lives.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 21:5, Romans 12:1