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Aroon Thaewchatturat talks about Sacred Skin @ The.Me

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“I tried to capture not just the devotees’ tattoos but who they were. My models were rather shy at first. Most of them were male and taking their clothes off for a female photographer was definitely a challenge for them. But after I had taken a few shots, their confidence increased and they conveyed a strong spirit.”

Wonderful (photo) essay by Sacred Skin photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat about her work with Thailand’s sak yant tattoo masters and devotees at The.Me.

Sacred Skin in the first illustrated Sak Yant book in English featuring detailed portraits of masters and devotees paired with an insightful text. Described in TIME as a book that “… will further popularize a centuries-old tradition.”

Check out the official website for Sacred Skin or get the latest from the Sacred Skin facebook page.

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