Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #4 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will show my love to the Savior by respecting my body.

“Do not disfigure yourself with tattoos or body piercings*. Young women, if you desire to have your ears pierced, wear only one pair of earrings” – For the Strength of Youth

(Women)

I, ____________________, commit to not disfigure myself with tattoos or have more than one pair of earrings.

(Men)

I, ____________________, commit to not disfigure myself with tattoos or body piercings.

*The Church discourages the piercing of the body for other than medical purposes, although it takes no position on the minimal piercing of the ears by women for one pair of earrings.


“Did you ever think that your body is holy? You are a child of God. Your body is His creation. Would you disfigure that creation with portrayals of people, animals, and words painted into your skin?

“I promise you that the time will come, if you have tattoos, that you will regret your actions. They cannot be washed off. They are permanent. Only by an expensive and painful process can they be removed. If you are tattooed, then probably for the remainder of your life you will carry it with you. I believe the time will come when it will be an embarrassment to you. Avoid it. We, as your Brethren who love you, plead with you not to become so disrespectful of the body which the Lord has given you.

“May I mention earrings and rings placed in other parts of the body. These are not manly. They are not attractive. You young men look better without them, and I believe you will feel better without them. As for the young women, you do not need to drape rings up and down your ears. One modest pair of earrings is sufficient.” – A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth by Gordon B. Hinkley


Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?

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