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Some of us in the West still believe in the power of magic. Sacred Tattoos of Thailand brings us one step closer to regaining those parts of our souls that have long since splintered off. Absolutely essential for aficionados of sacred tattooing traditions.

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Sacred Tattoos of Thailand: Explore the Magic, Masters and Mystery of Sak Yan is the first illustrated book in English to explore the fascinating centuries old tradition of sak yan tattoos, tracing the spiritual art form from Thailand back to its roots in Tai cultures of Southeast Asia. The tattoos are believed to imbue the wearer with special powers and protection to help them in their everyday lives, but the tradition is also deeply entwined in the Buddhist moral code and the designs can lose their powers if a wearer errs from their spiritual path. Through engaging expert text, more than 180 full-colour specially commissioned photographs and unparalleled access to the greatest living masters, many of whom have never allowed photography in their salas before, Sacred Tattoos of Thailand presents a groundbreaking work on this powerful cultural and spiritual tradition.

Sacred Tattoos of Thailand: Explore the Magic, Masters and Mystery of Sak Yan is published by Marshall Cavendish International (Asia).

Buy the book now from NoQ, a Singapore-based online retailer here.