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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 even say it, Maxim and fhm.

Photographs by Aroon Thaewchatturat who shot the images for Sacred Skin, the first and highly acclaimed English language book on Sak Yant, published in 2011 and subject of more than 30 reviews and two documentaries.

Read the full text for The Illustrated Kill Convention here.

Check out Sacred Skin at Amazon.

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