Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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2011 – Sacred Tattoos, The Daily Telegraph and RocknRoll!

2011 proved to be a mad, mad year for me and I’d like to thank all the people who supported me over the past twelve months. Living it all was almost too much. Here’s to the great times this year. The publication of Sacred Skin, the first book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, was a major […]

Tom Vater at the first Bangkok Literary Festival – May 22nd, 2011, 6pm!

I will be giving a talk at the Nelson Hays Library on Surawong Road in Bangkok, as part of the first Bangkok Literary Festival on May 22nd, 2011. From Rough Guides to Sacred Tattoos – The changing career of a travel writer in Southeast Asia will focus on how my job has changed over the […]

Sacred Skin – Photo Spread and Review in TIME Magazine!

“….Thai photographer Aroon’s portraits record (sak yant) in hypnotic detail….stunning photos and exuberant writing…” Read Andrew Marshall‘s excellent review Luck of the Draw – A Tribute to Thailand’s Sacred Tattoos, of my new book, Sacred Skin (with Aroon Thaewchatturat) in next week’s edition of TIME Magazine (Asia and South Pacific Editions) or on the TIME […]

“…stunning photos and exuberant writing…” Tom Vater’s Sacred Skin reviewed in TIME

Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos, my new book with photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat, has been reviewed by Andrew Marshall in TIME Magazine. Marshall offers an excellent summary of the Sak Yant (sacred tattoo) tradition in Thailand today and describes the book as containing “stunning photos and exuberant writing”. Read the full TIME review here!

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