The next best thing to a sacred tattoo – Sacred Skin

The holidays are almost upon us, we’ve burnt another year into oblivion. The end of the year is a great time to focus the mind and spend some moments in silent contemplation. A Sak Yant, a sacred tattoo from Thailand, certainly helps. Many ancient Thai tattoos are in fact diagrams designed for meditation. But if […]

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Sacred Skin in The Diplomat

Jonathan DeHart reports on Thailand’s Sak Yant for The Diplomat today. Ajarn Neng Onnut, photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat and myself are interviewed at length. Sacred Ink: Thailand’s Magic Tattoos – Thailand’s ancient tradition of mystical tattooing, known as sak yant, is thriving in the kingdom today…. Read the full story. Or buy the bestselling book on […]

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Sak Yant and Sacred Skin in The Chiang Mai City News

Jennifer Jerome interviews me about Thailand’s sacred tattoos for The Chiang Mai City News this week. Read her story Ink of the Gods: The Myth and Magic of Sak Yant here. And check out my bestselling book on Thailand’s spirit tattoos, Sacred Skin, with incredible photography by Aroon Thaewchatturat. Sacred Skin is available in good […]

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Sacred Skin reviewed at Art Found Out Blog!

Sacred Skin has been reviewed by Scott Rothstein at the Art Found Out Blog. “… Sacred Skin is an equal collaboration between author Tom Vater and photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat. The seductive and intimate images are as important to this book as the text. While Vater writes about Sak Yant, Thaewchatturat’s portraits show the complexity of […]

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Sacred Skin – am 17. September auf ARTESeptember 17th on ARTE – Sacred Skin

Am 17. September 2001 zeigt der Deutsch-Französische Sender ARTE im Kulturmagazin Metropolis einen Beitrag über mein neues Buch Sacred Skin und Thailands heilige Taetowierungen, Sak Yant. Hier die offizielle Webseite fuer Sacred Skin! French German TV channel ARTE will be broadcasting an eight minute documentary, part of the culture magazine Metropolis, on Thailand’s sacred tattoos […]

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Sacred Skin reviewed in Thai Guide to Thailand blog!

My new book, Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos, has been reviewed by Thai Guide to Thailand blog this week. “Information in easy to understand plain English about Sak Yant, the Magic Tattoo or Buddhist Tattoo has been hard to find – until now. Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos is a new book by […]

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