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Sacred Skin is One Year Old! Second Print Run Imminent!

Sacred Skin, the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, Sak Yant, published by Visionary World, is one year old today! It took photographer and co-author Aroon Thaewchatturat and me more than a year to put Sacred Skin together and it remains our most successful illustrated book publication. Happy anniversary and many thanks to […]

My Talk on Sacred Skin at The Nepal Tattoo Convention

Evidence of my presentation of Sacred Skin, the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos (co-authored with photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat and published by Visionary World), at the Nepal Tattoo Convention, held at the Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu from April 27th to 29th. Great event, great venue, amazing and patient audience! Sacred Skin […]

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 […]

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!