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  religious tattoo artist

 

Thailand

A tattoo master wearing the white clothing of Buddhist laymen on religious occasions, as well as a necklace with an amulet, while placing a magic tattoo known as yan ha thaew (ยันต์ห้าแถว) on a young men's right shoulder. In the background are some khon masks of certain reusi, sages who −like amulets and religious tattoos are associated with special magical powers.