DEALING WITH TATTOOS
A SHORT ARTICLE ON TATTOOS AND PRAYERS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH TATTOOS ON THE BODY by Taswell Alexander
1 And God spoke all these words, saying,
2 I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt and out of the land of bondage.
3 You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 You will not make for yourself any graven image, or any likeness of anything in the heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in waters under the sea.
5 You will not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
6 and showing mercies to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
This passage speaks of making for yourself graven images or pictures. A tattoo is like an engraved picture in the skin made with ink to last forever. Verse 4 speaks of making any likeness in the heaven above, which could indicate tattoos of…
The Sun, the Moon, the Zodiac Symbols, the Stars, Fallen angels, the Grim Reaper, Demonic faces and also vultures, eagles, swallows, sparrows, owls, ravens or pigeons, fairies.
…or in the earth beneath,
Snakes, scorpions, dogs, wolves, jackals, lions, tigers, leopards, cats, mice, dinosaurs, apes, hyenas, naked women, faces of loved ones, spiders, skeletons, mosques, churches, flowers, open books depicting the laws of particular ‘Number’ gangs, dragons, the statue of Liberty, flags especially the US and British flags, money and dollar and pound symbols, weapons like knives, pangas, axes and guns, different hand signals showing particular gang membership, sexual organs,
…or in the waters under the sea,
Dolphins, sharks, crocodiles, octopuses, mermaids, Neptune
These tattoos are like demon tags. It is like satanic altars that open up occultic gates in your life. Tattoos represent the journey you are on and when you look at someone’s tattoos then you can actually determine his ranking in the underworld.
When you see tattoos of the Grim Reaper, Skull & Bones or the Hangman’s Noose then it is possible that the person made a covenant with death and is willing to go all the way to the grave with his cause. When you see tattoos of a male organ it signifies the person’s sexual orientation is homosexual. Tattoos of money and dollar and pound symbols shows that the person is a thief and a robber and a worshipper of money. Tattoos with weapons and blood show men of blood who are involved in blood sacrifices. When you see a tattoo of a right hand it shows affiliation to the 26 and 27 (Sunup) gang and when you see a tattoo of the left hand then it shows affiliation to the 28 (Sundown) gang. A tattoo of a knife pointed upwards or a knife pointed downward respectively signifies 26 and 27 gang affiliation or 28 gang affiliation.
In the nineties the American Rapper Tupac Shakir sang a song titled “Thug Life” which became quite popular after his death. In Manenberg in the stronghold territory of the Hard Livings gang they had a large mural painted on one of the Court walls. The painting was of Tupac and the slogan “Thug Life” was also painted on the wall. Many gangsters adopted the slogan and has “Thug Life” tattooed on their chests. I found out that the Concise Oxford Dictionary describes the word Thug as a“ Member of religious organization of assassins in India suppressed by 1825; cut-throat and ruffian.” Can you see the spirit operating in men who bound themselves with that tattoo on their bodies?
Modern tattoos include the Chinese symbol of Yin and Yang and Chinese characters, which shows the influence of the spirit of the East in South Africa. I’ve also seen tattoos of the dragon becoming more popular even with gangsters. Tattoos have become so fashionable today that it happens that you see a man full of tattoos on his body and yet that man may not even have spent a day in prison or has any gang affiliation. Ladies put tattoos around their navel and at the base of their spine not realizing that they are spiritually binding their reproductive organs, bladder, kidneys, stomach and their spinal cord. I’ve seen men with tattoos of barbed wire around the upper arm. I heard of a man who had the whole picture of the new Cape Town International Stadium tattooed on his back last year during the 2010 Soccer World Cup Tournament. I wonder if it was for fun or was it for divination purposes?
Around the region of the South-Indian Islands and Australasia you’ll find places like Papua New Guinea, West Samoa, Tahiti and Fiji where tattoos are quite normal in their cultural makeup. To a large degree these tattoos identify from which tribes they originates.
An Article in the Joy Magazine on Tattoos:
Tattoos amongst the Amazon tribes identify the various members of a given tribe. In Papua New Guinea, all kinds of body scarification, tattoos and body mutilation distinguish the various tribes. Among the tribes in Borneo tattooing is mainly associated with headhunting (a visible sign of success) for men and the coming of age of women – in some cases it symbolizes their social status. Tattoos are part of “the rites of passage”.
A pagan view on the subject: “A tattoo is a complex signifier; it signals class; it signals sexuality; and it has specific content as a signifier; a depiction of an animal, a person, an abstract tribal design. The most usual motifs are signifiers of power and masculinity. But what the tattoo signals above all is the power one seizes over one’s own body… To be branded or tattooed shows also that you have the requisite guts to join the group… it serves as a sign of pain and hence of resolution.” (Crispen Sartwell) To put this in simple terms, it is a form of autonomy (self law) which is idolatry.
“Tattooing is often a magical rite in the more traditional cultures, and the tattooist is respected as a priest or shaman.” (Michael Dello, Tattoo: The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration). (End of Joy Magazine Article.)
PRAYER POINTS TO DEAL WITH TATTOOS
“Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourself. I am the LORD.”
- Father, in the Name of Jesus I ask you to remove every tattoo on my body that presents me as an agent of Satan.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus I ask Your forgiveness for unwittingly putting tattoos on my body which actually showed collective family patterns. I may have had the same tattoos that another family member or ancestor may also have had, which symbolized the same family sins or underworld affiliation.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus please forgive us because when we put tattoos on our bodies we activated the Kundalini Serpent spirit and fire to come in and bind us.
- Father, we know that many of South Africa’s gangster tattoos represent Sun worship. We ask You to forgive us for becoming involved in this form of idolatry.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus please forgive us that we used our tattoos to declare our gang or tribal identities. From this moment on we proclaim our identity to be in Jesus Christ of Nazareth our Saviour and Redeemer.
- Father we acknowledge that Your Holy Spirit is the only Spirit that gives us power and the gifts of Your Spirit is a manifestation of Your power. LORD we repent and ask for forgiveness because we rejected Your Holy Spirit power and we tattooed our bodies to symbolize occultic power and ranking.
- Father we ask forgiveness for putting tattoos of animals on our bodies not knowing that we have connected to religions of animism and animal spirit worship.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus please forgive us for putting tattoos of the Sun, Sun rays, the Moon, the stars or constellations of stars on our bodies depicting worship of those heavenly bodies. LORD we acknowledge that these things in the heavens were given to all nations to enjoy and You O LORD gave a definite warning that we should not look up to them and be enticed to worship them. Please forgive us for worshipping the creation and not the Creator.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus I ask that all portals may be closed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Because of certain satanic tattoos on our bodies we unknowingly opened up portals in the spirit for demons to enter into us… please forgive us LORD in the Name of Jesus.
- Father in the Name of Jesus we ask for Your forgiveness because we allowed spiritual monitors to follow us and stalk us because our tattoos were like bright shining demonic tags in the spirit.
- Father, please seal these demon tags with the blood of Jesus Christ and remove all demonic authority so that the enemy will have no more legal ground to communicate with us through the gateways of our tattoos.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus please take Your flaming sword and destroy every spiritual soul tie that still binds us with workers of iniquity because we have the same gang or tribal tattoos.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus please forgive us for putting tattoos of water creatures on our bodies, which connected us to marine altars and water spirits. These water spirits then opened up the doors for sexual sins in our lives.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus please forgive us for putting tattoos of flags on our bodies. The Star Spangled Banner of the US and the Union Jack of the UK which actually represents Free Masonry.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus please forgive us for putting tattoos of the flags of the 26, the 27, the 28, the Desperado or the Air Force on our bodies. By these flags we showed allegiance to these groups and our involvement in the darkness of the occult.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus please forgive us for even putting drawings and tattoos on other people’s bodies. O LORD please remove the authority and influence that we have over them. From now on LORD allow us only to exercise godly influence and godly authority over them.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus please forgive us as we now repent that we used our tattoos as a tool to instill fear in other people.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus we ask that You break the stronghold of tattoos forever over our lives and that when people see us that they will not see the tattoos that we display but that they will see the Fruits of Your Spirit that we display.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus we repent that we defiled our bodies with tattoos, our bodies which were supposed to be a dwelling place for Your Holy Spirit. Your Word says that if any man is in Christ he is a new creation and from today onwards we declare our bodies to be a dwelling place for Your Holy Spirit.
- Father, please restore us so that the tattoos on our bodies will have no more authority in the spirit to speak into our spirits or our souls. Please LORD help us to gain spiritual victory over our tattoos. Thank You Jesus.