Back on 1/13/12 we did a story on Japanese youth going to bizarre lengths to mar and change their appearance. Today we follow up with an even more bizarre story of body modification that slips into the macabre.
However it was the swirling body art depicting stars, skulls and creepy looking dolls that the mother-of-four from Mexico, dubbed “Vampire Woman”, showed the crowds at the 2012 Venezuela Tattoo Expo off in as the special guest.
According to this Huffington Post UK article: Cristerna first got into tattoos after suffering years of domestic abuse, adding horns and piercings later including metal horn implants that were inserted beneath her skin with no pain relief.
The pictures from this even can be found by click here. Let me warn you some of the picture are very disturbing. But, to not ignore them means to remain ignorant of what is going on out there and influencing our society through the rappers, actors, actresses, athletes, celebrities that endorse and promote this behavior.
According to Professor John Rush, Professor of Anthropology at Sierra College, Rocklin, California, teaching Physical Anthropology and Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion, body modifications have been on the scene since ancient times, traceable as far back as 1.5 million years, and they also encompass sacrification, branding, and implants. His book Spiritual Tattoo finds a consistency in body modifications from prehistory to the present, suggesting the importance of the body as a sacred geography from both social and psychological points of view. If that is the case then the pictures from the story above indicate a “spiritual” influence that wants to mar and/or destroy the image of God we were made in. I suspect it reminds them of the One who threw them out of Heaven and punished their actions.
Genesis 1:27 (NKJV)
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Does The Bible say anything about tattoos or markings on the body? Yes it does.
Leviticus 19:28 (NKJV)
28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.
There are many contemporary Christian writers and blogger trying to explain this scripture away by saying “today’s tattoos are decorative means of self expression and personal decoration and not for religious purposes” (to be fair I will offer the person who claims this for you to discern and decide).
What this writer does not understand is the COMPLETE implications of this Leviticus 19:28 admonition and who was influence of these practices in the land of Canaan. The writer claims the gods of that land were not gods at all. But, in fact, they were false gods, i.e. fallen angels, that were very real and desirous of being worshiped. One of the ways they enjoyed being worshiped was to get their flock to tattoo and cut their bodies. Why warn the children of Israel about a threat or practices in Canaan if they were not real or dangerous? No, every warning given in Leviticus and Deuteronomy over the land of Canaan were very real and very dangerous to God’s chosen people. In my opinion, they are just as dangerous today. Maybe more so.
The origins and intents behind tattoos and piercings is grounded in the religious and the spiritual. Denying you are doing it for those purposes does not change that. What’s behind the ink? Listen and see.
Darkness is being called light in these end times so we are just going to the leave the real LIGHT on so that you know the difference.