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Thai Magic Tattoos free pdf During the last twenty years tattooing has experienced a veritable renaissance in modern societies. For centuries before this, however, 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, and provide protection against evil spirits and render the bearer invulnerable to stab wounds and even bullets. Known in Thailand as Sak Yant, these ancient tattoos are today experiencing a revival in poularity both in their own country and beyond. Fashion or social phenomenon, the demand for magical tattoos keeps on rising. Hollywood stars and Singaporean businessmen alike, flock to Thai Sak Yant masters to have these powerful designs inked onto their bodies. At the same time, Thai tattooists are regularly invited to practice their sacred art abroad thus increasing the popularity of Sak Yant worldwide. Filled with large format photographs, and approaching the subject from the perspective of the Sak Yant masters and the tattooed believers themselves, this book provides a unique window into their world, and in doing so illustrates one of the last living examples of authentic traditional tattooing.

About Isabel Azevando Drouyer

Isabel Azevedo Drouyer is an Art Historian and archaeologist. In the last few years, she has been involved in conferences and study trips related to the Southeast Asia. Rene Drouyer is an engineer and an former student of Fine Arts School. He is passionate about travel and photography, and since 2004 has been a contributor to several photo agencies. His work, photographs and illustrations, have appeared regularly on the front cover of books, magazines and other publications.

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Author : Isabel Azevando Drouyer
Publisher : River Books
Data Published : 27 February 2013
ISBN : 616733921X
EAN : 9786167339214
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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