So if we say, "tattooing is a sin according to the Holy Scriptures (Leviticus 19:28), are there any exceptions? Is there a difference in having a cross tattoo and a tattoo of the sun or moon.... or are the Holy Scriptures clear..."You shall make NO CUTTINGS IN YOUR FLESH" no matter what the tattoo is?
Yeah and how many other things are sins in the book of Leviticus? If we start following one part then we have to follow all parts.
The Hebrew ban on tattoos was meant to separate the Jewish culture from those that surrounded them and especially the Egyptians, their oppressors.
In this light the Bible also says not to braid your hair.
It is true that none of the Holy Fathers addressed this question, but it is still possible to figure out right from wrong.
Christians should not follow trends, styles and fads. St. James tells us to keep ourselves unspotted from the world.
If it is cultural like tattoos and piercing is in many cultures then I don’t think that it is a a problem. It also shouldn’t be a problem if a Christian wants to follow the age old custom of getting a cross tattoo.
Other than that you should ask yourself the question why do you want a piercing or a tattoo?