Sacred Skin: Thailand's Spirit Tattoos

Tom Vater Aroon Thaewchatturat


Sacred Skin: Thailand's Spirit Tattoos

Sacred Skin: Thailand's Spirit Tattoos

  • Title: Sacred Skin: Thailand's Spirit Tattoos
  • Author: Tom Vater Aroon Thaewchatturat
  • ISBN: 9789628563791
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback



Sacred tattoos, called sak yant in Thailand, have been around Southeast Asia for centuries and afford protection from accident, misfortune, and crime Young women get tattooed with love charms in order to attract better partners, while adolescent men use the protective power of their yants in fights with rival youth gangs For most though, the tattoos serve as reminders toSacred tattoos, called sak yant in Thailand, have been around Southeast Asia for centuries and afford protection from accident, misfortune, and crime Young women get tattooed with love charms in order to attract better partners, while adolescent men use the protective power of their yants in fights with rival youth gangs For most though, the tattoos serve as reminders to follow a moral code endorsing positive behavior At the time of the application of a sak yant, the tattoo master establishes a series of rules that his tattooed disciples will have to follow for the rest of their lives, usually starting with Buddhism s first five precepts Failure to observe the guru s instructions will cause the sak yant to lose their power Yet there is to this than the written word It goes deeper This book serves as an introduction to the sak yant, Thailand s spirit tattoos, and the men and women who make them come alive on their skin.


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From TIME Magazine: The introduction to Sacred Skin, Tom Vater and Aroon Thaewchatturat's new tribute to Thailand's sak yant, or sacred tattoos, begins with an agonized exclamation: "Uaaahh!" So it should. While modern tattoos are efficiently (though not exactly painlessly) applied with an electric machine, sak yant are hand-hammered into your wincing body with a long needle.But no pain, no gain — and, if you believe the enthusiasts, the rewards are out of this world. Devotees credit sak yant [...]


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