I made a post a while back about tattoos possibly opening up demonic portals into a person. Well, because of a recent event, there is confirmation to me that tattoos do indeed open doors to demonization.
A church-going woman called me on the phone sounding very depressed, distraught, and broken. She told me she heard voices in her head putting her down, and that she battled depression and suicidal thoughts. People thought she was going crazy. She was even admitted to a hospital and put on medication to deal with her mental health issues. She said to me that she did a web search about hearing voices, and she found my post about it where I stated that hearing voices is usually a symptom of demonization (it was probably either A Man on Dr. Phil Hears Voices on Dr. Phil That Demeans Him and His Family: “Mental Illness” or Demons?, or “Tormenting Voices in My Head!” – Mental Illness or Demons?). Reading the post prompted her to call me, I guess, to seek answers.
In my experience, hearing voices internally that denigrate you are tell-tale signs of demonization. Thus, I was confident there was some unclean spirit(s) indwelling in her.
Before praying for deliverance, usually I have the person to renounce their past sins to the Lord that may have opened up the door for the enemy to come into the person’s life. We went through the process. Then I proceed to pray for deliverance to cast out the spirits, but surprisingly to me, there were none of the usual manifestations of the expulsion of demons. I was left a little befuddled.
Then she decided to reveal to me that she has tattoos. I asked her what kind of tattoos she had. She said she had an all-seeing eye tattoo behind her neck and a Day of the Dead tattoo (interestingly, it reads explicitly in Leviticus 19:28 to not get a tattoo of the dead). Then I had a strong hunch that was the doorway for the enemy to come in. I had her repent and renounce getting the tattoos before the Lord and reject any spirit that may have come through it in the name of Jesus. As she was praying, her voice started to change, and she started to get highly emotional.
Then I proceeded to pray for deliverance again, but this time praying against the spirits attached to the tattoo. As soon as I specifically targeted any unclean spirits behind the Day of the Dead and all-seeing eye tattoos, sure enough, the demon rose inside her and started to speak through her mouth with a disturbing voice. Then the “wrestling” started: as I was telling the demon to leave her in the name of Jesus, the demon defiantly responded repeatedly that she belonged to him, and it wasn’t going to leave her. As I pray for her, she coughs profusely while disturbing noises are coming out of her mouth. Sometimes, it sounds like she is choking. I commanded the spirits to leave because they have no legal right to be inside her, and I prayed that the shed blood of Jesus Christ be over her tattoos.
After I prayed, she was crying hysterically, and she as she expressed her utter shock that a Christian can have a demon. She never thought that she had a demon, and never thought that her issues were of a spiritual matter. She told me all the medications did for her was make her emotionally numb, so much so that she couldn’t even cry. I said to her, the medical establishment can’t help a person who has an issue that is fundamentally a spiritual one. What she needed was Jesus Christ!
I asked her when did she get the tattoos, and she said she got it 8 years ago, but that was the time she started to have problems in her life. She related to me that while she was in the hospital for her issues she even named the Day of the Dead tattoo on her thigh, and that while she was on her hospital bed a spirit that seemed to have been attached to the tattoo told her that he was going to take over her body. She told me that she later realized how demonic looking the tattoo on her thigh was, and she wanted it removed, but it would cost a hefty $8,000.
Are Any Kind of Tattoos of God?
Tattoos seem to be becoming more mainstream. I believe the wider acceptance of tattoos is the devil conditioning people to receive the Mark of the Beast as we draw closer to Christ’s return. Moreover, of course, I believe it’s just another way for a person to be spiritually defiled by the enemy as it opens doors for unclean spirits to be attached to a person.
One thing I noticed is that a lot more people these days have tattoos of occult symbols, dragons, serpents, grim reaper, or other grotesque, morbid looking creatures. Out of all the things a person can have as a tattoo, why such things? Such thing is in direct opposition to the command “Abstain from all appearance of evil“ (1 Thess. 5:22).
Don’t be deceived, the enemy is behind such tattoos, as it breaks the “hedge” for unclean spirits to enter a body. Most people have no clue that the enemy is pulling their strings to get such tattoos.
That said, I can’t be certain every kind of tattoo will open the door to demonization. Will a tattoo of a mere heart symbol or the name of your mother on your body open oneself to demonization? I don’t know. But why get a tattoo of anything when the Bible reads to walk as Jesus walked and to imitate Christ (1 John 2:6; Ephesians 5:1)? Surely Jesus would never get a tattoo of the name “Mary” written on His body.
The scriptural truth is that our body was meant to glorify the Lord and God Jesus Christ as opposed to being a canvas to be marked with demonic-looking creatures or for any reason rooted in vanity.
Scriptures about how one should treat their body:
(1 Corinthians 6:19-20) “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
(2 Corinthians 7:1) “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
(Romans 12:1-2) “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
(Leviticus 19:28) “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”
(James 4:4) “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins, just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”