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Thai magic tattoos For hundreds of years, Thai Buddhist monks, using magical incantations and spells, have been covering people s bodies with indelible ink marks in the belief that they will attract luck, wealth, and blessings Images of tattooed men appear in th century murals In the past, people believed that these tattoos would provide protection against evil spirits and could render the bearer invulnerable to stab wounds and even bullets Known in Thai as Sak Yant, these ancient tattoos are today undergoing a revival in popularity, both in Thailand and beyond In addition, Thai tattoo masters are invited to practice their art abroad, thus increasing the popularity of Sak Yant worldwide Drawing on research fields as diverse as anthropology, religion, history, medicine, and psychology, Thai Magic Tattoos The Art and Influence of Sak Yant also seeks to explain how tattoos can change the life of the bearer With magnificent new photographs by Rene Drouyer, Thai Magic Tattoos is an essential guide to this fascinating subjectRene Drouyer, a French post graduate engineer and a former student of Fine Arts School, is a passionate traveller, illustrator and photographer His work has taken him to different countries on the planet where he has recorded the many facets of architecture, places of worship, festivals and people His arresting and wide ranging body of photographs and illustrations appeared regularly on the front covers of books, magazines and other publications Among them, La documentation Francaise Le defi chinoisNational GeographicEvents That Shaped the WorldNational Geographic Traveler ParisPortugal by Charles F Gritzner, Douglas A Phillips Rivers by Laurie Burnham, Geoffrey H Nash Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania VolumeBarbara A WestEntertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl by Melitta Weiss Adamson, Francine SeganMesopotamia Christine Mayfield, Kristine M Quinn Siddhartha Gautama The Buddha by Lisa ZamoskyEuropean City Breaks , nd by Jo Williams, Sophie BlacksellTravel and Tourism by Carol InskippWorld and its Peoples Eastern and Southern AsiaChina The Culture by Bobbie KalmanArts and Culture by John Tidey, Jackie TideyVietnam, Cambodia Where Shanghai CityGuide WHERE MAGAZINEPorto by Anwer BatiChine Michelin MFPMPortugal Le Petit FutParis f minin Le Petit FutKennedy s New Latin Primer By Benjamin Kennedy and Gray Gerrish China a Visual AdventureParis de Fodor Travel PublicationsHis illustrations appear regularly on advertising campaigns, on the decoration of fashion and home items, Apple applications, Internet sites, and as background to the presentation of TV shows His particular interest with painting and etching led him to exhibit some of his work in Damascus, Lyon, and Paris Isabel Azevedo Drouyer studied archaeology and art history at the Universite Lumiere in Lyon and, at the Universite Charles de Gaulle in Lille, France She conducted a comparative study on iconography stone sculpture between Cambodia and Central Java between the th and the th century at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur She has been involved in several lectures Angkor and the mountain temples, Greek and Buddhist art , study trips stone sculpture and the temples of Central Java Stone sculpture and the temples of Angkor the caves of the Mon country Myanmar Buddhist bas reliefs in the city of Bagan , and workshops Passionate of anthropology, over the last few years, her research focuses on the highland people of South east Asia, with a special interest on the Naga, the Chin and the Kachin from Myanmar


About the Author: Isabel Azevedo Drouyer

Isabel Azevedo Drouyer studied archeology and art history at the Universite Lumiere in Lyon and, at the Universite Charles de Gaulle in Lille, France She conducted a comparative study on iconography stone sculpture between Cambodia and Central Java between the 6th and the 11th century at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur She has been involved in several lectures Angkor and the mountain temples, Greek and Buddhist art , study trips stone sculpture and the temples of Central Java Stone sculpture and the temples of Angkor the caves of the Mon country Myanmar Buddhist bas reliefs in the city of Bagan , and workshops Passionate of anthropology, over the last few years, her research focuses on the highland people of Southeast Asia, with a special interest on the Naga, the Chin and the Kachin from Myanmar.


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