It is a sad fact that the ‘tattoo-trend’ is picking up fast all around the world. A few visits to Twitter will show you huge numbers of teens (and those in their 20s and 30s) of this lost generation obsessed about tattoos. In fact the teenage craving for having more tattoos is indicative of either psychological debilitation or something more sinister. Though parents and employers frown upon tattoos, knowing fully well that they are marks of deviance and rebellion, it seems that the liberal (and Satan-inspired) media is promoting the ‘tattoo-trend’, along with a whole bunch of ignorant celebrities in the film world, the music arena and the sports field. However, tattoos reflect more than teenage rebellion. They are indicative of the deep and dark evil known as ‘demon possession’.
Historical research has borne out that tattoos bear the mark of demonism, Baal worship, shamanism, cannibalism, occultism, and many vile pagan beliefs and practices. The tattooist in many pagan cultures is a shaman, magic-man, witch-doctor, (pagan) priest or priestess. A shaman is an intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, who uses magic to cure illnesses, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc.
Tattooing is a magical rite in pagan cultures, and the tattooist is the priest or shaman. In Fiji, Formosa (Taiwan), New Zealand, and among the North American Indian tribes, tattooing was regarded as a religious ceremony and performed by the pagan priests or priestesses. The actual tattooing process was a complex ritual, the secret being known only to the priestly (shaman, witch-doctor) caste. Historically, tattooing originated in ancient rites of scarification and blood-letting which were supposed to put the human soul in touch with supernatural forces and ensure continuity between this life and the next.
The tattoo is more than just a layer of ink cut into the skin. It was a vehicle for pagan spiritual and religious invocations – a bridge into the supernatural world. Infamous witch Laurie Cabot (of Salem, Massachusetts) writes: “The origins of tattooing came from ancient magical practices.”
The native tribes in North America believed in tattoing the temples, foreheads and cheeks of those suffering from headaches and toothaches. They believed that aches and illnesses were caused by malevolent spirits. Songs and dances meant to exorcise the demons accompanied the tattooing ceremony.
Tattooing was intended to make the body a ‘fit home’ for the spirit who dwelt in it. Tribal tattoos are designs that bear symbolical mystical and occult meanings. In short, they are channels of spiritual and demonic possession.
Tattoos involve the drawing of blood, which in the pagan world is seen as a rejuvenating and immortalizing factor. According to research expert and renowned author, Wilfrid Hambly (“The History of Tattooing”), the tattoos are actually inlets for evil to enter. Interestingly, we hear of tattoo artists who allow their clients’ demons to help guide the tattoo needle.
According to Hambly, tattooing was supposed to confer superhuman strength, ensure the survival of the soul after death, identify the soul in the hereafter, ensure the protection of the so-called ‘deity'(i.e. the totemic animal or spirit guardian), confer occult powers, etc.
According to Steve Gilbert (‘Tattoo History: A Source Book’): “When Cortez and his conquistadors arrived on the coast of Mexico in 1519, they were horrified to discover that natives not only worshipped devils in the form of status and idols, but also had somehow managed to imprint indelible images of these idols on their skin. The Spaniards, who had never heard of tattooing, recognized it at once as the work of Satan.”
According to Jean-Christ Miller (‘The Body Art Book’): “Tattoos act as protective and empowering talismans for the wearer. There are some body artists who perform ritual tattoos, piercing, brandings and cuttings. They may suggest you consult your astrological chart to pick the right time to get your body art. They will burn incense, light candles . . .”
The tattoo has never been associated with Christianity, though many pseudo-christians sport it. History has shown that whenever tattooed pagan tribes were converted to Christianity, without exception, one of the first pagan practices to disappear was the tattoo. Why? Because, unlike today’s foolish “tattooed” pseudo-christians, the converted pagan knew in his heart that the tattoo was against the Word of God. The Holy Spirit convinced the converted pagan that tattoos were taboo! Today’s shameless pseudo-christians don’t seem to understand that: “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: you cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” 1 Corinthians 10:21.
Some of the gross face tattoos that we see on Twitter and other social networking sites clearly prove that Satan is the author of tattoos, piercings and other disfigurements of the flesh. But will people learn the truth? Alas, the majority won’t, because they are blinded by the devil.