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Sacred Skin first Amazon Review…

Sacred Skin has garnered its first review on Amazon.co.uk. The very favorable review describes the book as  “a glimpse into the spiritual heart of Thailand mostly denied to even frequent visitors to this complex country”.

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 […]

Sacred Skin Is This Month´s Bangkok 101 Cover Story!

Yes, photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat and myself are extremely pleased to have Sacred Skin featured on July´s cover of Bangkok 101, the city´s high profile monthly magazine. The reviews that have been pouring in for our new book have been both numerous and incredibly positive, ranging from TIME Magazine to CNN and we could harldy have […]

Tom Vater interviewed by Donald Gilliland

I have just been interviewed by Donald Gilliland, owner of Dasa Book Cafe, Bangkok’s best second hand bookshop, for his popular blog Garlic Never Sleeps. I answer questions about the life of a writer working in Asia, about past publications and my new book Sacred Skin, and also talk about some of my other (music) […]

A State of Trance – Khong Khuen – Thailand´s Sacred Tattoos on Youtube

Visionary World Publisher Hans Kemp has created a short film on Khong Khuen, the trance state entered by Sak Yant (Thai Spirit Tattoos) devotees at the anual Wai Khru festival at Wat Bang Phra, a Buddhist temple west of Bangkok, last month. Watch and marvel and travel to the very heart of Thai culture, far […]

Sacred Skin – Thailand´s Spirit Tattoos – Official Publishing Date: July 1st 2011

Sacred Skin – Thailand´s Spirit Tattoos, photographed by Aroon Thaewchatturat, written by Tom Vater, published by Visionary World. Official publishing date July 1st 2011. Watch this space for further news!

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