Tattoos and body piercings are all the rage today. Movie stars and singers are covered with tattoos. Ordinary people in the streets and on T.V. are covered with tattoos — not just young people, but even older folks.
But did you know that Rolling Stone magazine quoted famous tattoo artist Paul Booth as saying that while he is tattooing people, “he allows his clients’ demons to help guide the needle”?
William M. Sudduth Sr. is the president of Righteous Acts Ministries (ramministry.org) and author of What’s Behind the Ink?, a book about the spiritual aspects of tattooing, piercing and other fads.
He spent nearly two years researching the origins and history of tattoos and piercing — of Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, Europeans, Mid-Easterners, Asians and Africans. He discovered that all primitive pagan cultures throughout history and on every continent subscribed to some form of body…
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