Sacred Skin at the Nepal Tattoo Convention



I will be presenting my book Sacred Skin, the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, Sak Yant, at the second international Nepal Tattoo Convention.

The event takes place from April 27th to April 29th at the legendary Kathmandu hotel Yak & Yeti.

I’ll be giving several talks on Thailand’s sacred tattoos and presenting some of Aroon Thaewchatturat‘s stunning photographs from the book.


About Sacred Skin:

Writer Tom Vater and photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat offer a visual feast of tattooed masters and devotees, elaborately inked with archaic symbols and mythological figures.
Today, Sak Yant are entering popular culture assisted by Angelina Jolie who has been checking into Thailand for her own tattoo sessions.

The 200-page, flexi-cover book packed with over 170 color photographs and an engaging, insightful text serves as an introduction to the Sak Yant, Thailand’s spirit tattoos, and the men and women who bring them to life on their skin.
Sacred Skin is available at and book stores throughout the U.S., Europe and the Far East and is distributed in North America through BookMasters.

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