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Monkey Magic

Believing themselves to be possessed by the spirits of monkeys, eels and various deities, hundreds of people enter a trance-like state at the Wai Kru Luang Por Phern to show respect to sak yant, or tattoo masters. The ceremony, held annually at Wat Bang Phra in Nakhon Pathom province brings together tattoo ‘enthusiasts’ who believe the special tattoos that adorn their bodies grant them magical powers such as invulnerability and good luck. Video by Thiti Wannamontha.  

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