I wanted to know if there was any reference in the Bible that was against having a pierced tongue. Do you know of any reference?


Nothing specific, there is one verse that prohibits the cutting of your body or tattoos:

"'Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD."  [Leviticus 19:28]

I think the spirit of that verse is that we are to respect the human body for it is a gift from God to us to use, and that it is the temple of the Holy Spirit:

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought
at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."  [1 Corinthians 6:19-20] 

Since God said to honor your body, then Satan will try to dishonor it!  We have seen the pagan cultures do all kinds of bizarre things to the body to honor their false gods (demons)--they cut their bodies, put rings many places, paint and tattoo, and do other awful things.  Is it any wonder, as our culture continues to turn away from the true God that we are beginning to degrade our bodies more and more.

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