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Thai Magic Tattoos : The Art and Influence of Sak Yant
Thai Magic Tattoos : The Art and Influence of Sak Yant
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Author(s): Drouyer, Isabel Azevedo
ISBN No.: 9786167339726
Pages: 176
Year: 201906
Format: Trade Paper
Price: £26.17
Status: Out Of Print (Not available from Oakleaf Books)

* See how a single Thai tattoo affects its bearer's life* Learn the history behind these fascinating tattoos* Beautiful photographs taken of these masterfully crafted tattoosFor hundreds of years, Thai Buddhist monks, using magical incantations and spells, have been covering people's bodies with indelible ink marks in the belief that they will attract luck, wealth, and blessings. Images of tattooed men appear in 18th century murals. In the past, people believed that these tattoos would provide protection against evil spirits and could render the bearer invulnerable to stab wounds and even bullets. Known in Thai as Sak Yant, these ancient tattoos are today undergoing a revival in popularity, both in Thailand and beyond. In addition, Thai tattoo masters are invited to practice their art abroad, thus increasing the popularity of Sak Yant worldwide. Drawing on research fields as diverse as anthropology, religion, history, medicine, and psychology, Thai Magic Tattoos - The Art and Influence of Sak Yant also seeks to explain how tattoos can change the life of the bearer. With magnificent new photographs by René Drouyer, Thai Magic Tattoos is an essential guide to this fascinating subject.


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