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Tattoo Festival, Thailand

Tattoo Festival at Wat Bang Phra, a Buddhist temple in the town of Nakhorn Chaisri, Thailand - men adorned by Thai Monks with tattoos representing animal spirits often go into a trance claiming they are possessed by the spirit of the animal. The Head Monk blesses the crowd at the end of the Festival with water said to have magical powers..March 2003.©David Dare Parker/AsiaWorks Photography

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Tattoo Festival at Wat Bang Phra, a Buddhist temple in the town of Nakhorn Chaisri, Thailand - men adorned by Thai Monks with tattoos representing animal spirits often go into a trance claiming they are possessed  by the spirit of the animal. The Head Monk blesses the crowd at the end of the Festival with water said to have magical powers..March 2003.©David Dare Parker/AsiaWorks Photography