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The Japan Alsace economic love affair in the Nikkei Asian Review

My latest feature with Laure Siegel for the Nikkei Asian Review – Japan’s love affair with Alsace grows stronger. After 150 years, French region continues to attract Japanese companies “If a Japanese company wants to get off the ground in France, it will move to Paris,” says Japanese entrepreneur Kentaro Kitajima. “If it wants to […]

A Return of The Illustrated Kill Convention – Sak Yant Reloaded in The Orissa Post

The Orissa Post in India has rerun my very first story on Thailand’s sacred tattoos. The Illustrated Kill Convention originally ran in The Fortean Times (amazingly that story is still online but the first paragraphs are missing, eating by time or digital weasels, one assumes) in the UK in 2003 and subsequently in, dare I […]

Sacred Skin in Bizarre Magazine!

My new book, Sacred Skin, has been reviewed in the forthcoming issue of Bizarre Magazine, available at all quality newsagents in the UK today! Photograph taken by Kraig Lieb at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport last week.

Sacred Skin reviewed in The Bangkok Post

Sacred Skin is today’s cover story of The Bangkok Post’s Brunch Magazine. Journalist Ezra Kyrill Erker writes that, “Aroon Thaewchatturat’s extraordinary pictures do more than capture the tattoos, they capture their wearers’ personalities, and perhaps even the energy invested in them by the designs.” The four page spread also features an interview with photographer Aroon […]

Sacred Skin reviewed in the Southeast Asia Globe!

Looks like Thailand’s spirit tattoos are taking the world by storm. My new book on Sak Yant, Sacred Skin, with images by Aroon Thaewchatturat, has been featured alongside another upcoming title on the same subject, Sacred Tattoos of Thailand, by Joe Cummings (with images by Dan White), in the July issue of the Southeast Asia […]

Tom Vater interviewed about Sacred Skin in Bangkok 101 Magazine!

Max Crosbie Jones of Bangkok 101 Magazine interviewed me about my new book Sacred Skin for its July edition! And we made the magazine´s front cover this month! Read 1 on 1: Tom Vater on inking his new book, Sacred Skin here! Or take a look at the book´s official website