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Great New Press for Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos

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Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos, photographed by Aroon Thaewchatturat, gets a couple new plugs/ reviews.

The Apsara Diaries write

“The book ‘Scared Skin’ focuses on Thai devotees and the Wai Khru; a once a year gathering of tattooed devotes. The book gives you a clear, in-depth understanding of Yantra and its magic.”

Over at Where Sidewalks End, they had this to say,

“When photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat and writer Tom Vater apporached publisher Hans Kemp of Visionary World in Hong Kong with the idea of doing a book on the amazing Sak Yant of Thailand, the idea hit home right away. The ensuing months saw the authors and publisher very closely work together, developing a concept to portray not only the tattoos but to lend a voice to the wearers as well. The result, Sacred Skin, designed by award winning graphic artist AustiVonNEW, is a compelling introdcution to Sak Yant and its unique place in Thai society. With 200 pages chockfull of beautiful portraits featuring fully tattooed masters and devotees, a comprehensive secton detailing individual yants and an engaging and insightful text, Sacred Skin will appeal to tattoo enthusiasts, (photo)graphic art lovers and those interested in Asian culture alike.”

Thank you!!!

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