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The Nepal Tattoo Convention in RISE TATTOO

Journalist Laure Siegel, photographer Dom Pichard and myself produced 16 pages of features in this month’s edition of RISE TATTOO, France’s #1 tattoo magazine on the 5th International  Nepal  Tattoo Convention and the Nepali earthquake which took place during the convention weekend in late April. The reportages included a portrait of hobo tattooist Chris Powers, […]

Sacred Skin at the Nepal Tattoo Convention

I will be presenting my book Sacred Skin, the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, Sak Yant, at the second international Nepal Tattoo Convention. The event takes place from April 27th to April 29th at the legendary Kathmandu hotel Yak & Yeti. I’ll be giving several talks on Thailand’s sacred tattoos and presenting […]