A View From the Edge

Devotees of Thailand's Wat Bang Pra work themselves into a trance called "Klong Khuen" while attending a festival called "Wai Kru" near Nakhon Chai Si on Saturday, March 26, 2013.  Devotees have their tattoo's energized by tattoo masters and Buddhist monks.  Most devotees believe that the tattoos are magic and protect them against such things as bullets and knives.
Devotees of Thailand's Wat Bang Pra work themselves into a trance called "Klong Khuen" while attending a festival called "Wai Kru" near Nakhon Chai Si on Saturday, March 26, 2013.  Devotees have their tattoo's energized by tattoo masters and Buddhist monks.  Most devotees believe that the tattoos are magic and protect them against such things as bullets and knives.

Thailand Tattoo Madness 2013 B&W

Devotees works themselves into a trace before going wild at Thailand's Tattoo Festival

 

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    Spaceship Temple of Bangkok

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