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Sacred tattoos, called sak yant in Thailand, have been around Southeast Asia for centuries and afford protection from accident, misfortune, and crime. Young women get tattooed with love charms in order to attract better partners, while adolescent men use the protective power of their yants in fights with rival youth gangs. For most though, the tattoos serve as reminders to follow a moral code-endorsing positive behavior. At the time of the application of a sak yant, the tattoo master establishes a series of rules that his tattooed disciples will have to follow for the rest of their lives, usually starting with Buddhism´s first five precepts. Failure to observe the guru´s instructions will cause the sak yant to lose their power. Yet there is more to this than the written word. It goes deeper. This book serves as an introduction to the sak yant, Thailand´s spirit tattoos, and the men and women who make them come alive on their skin.
Thailand´s Forgotten Nursery Rhymes: Peter Jaggs
The Rough Guide to Thailand´s Beaches & Islands:
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External Finance in Thailand´s Development:An Interpretation of Thailand´s Growth Boom Karel Jansen
Thailand´s Luxury Spas:Pampering Yourself in Paradise Chami Jotisalikorn
Thailand´s Forgotten War: Friedrich Paul Erich Henke von Parpart
Reporting Thailand´s Southern Conflict:Mediating Political Dissent Phansasiri Kularb
Thailand´s Enengy Security:Strategic Petroleum Reserve and its Economic Impacts Poonpat Leesombatpiboon