When photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat and writer Tom Vater apporached publisher Hans Kemp of Visionary World in Hong Kong with the idea of doing a book on the amazing Sak Yant of Thailand, the idea hit home right away.
The ensuing months saw the authors and publisher very closely work together, developing a concept to portray not only the tattoos but to lend a voice to the wearers as well.
The result, Sacred Skin, designed by award winning graphic artist AustiVonNEW, is a compelling introdcution to Sak Yant and its unique place in Thai society.
With 200 pages chockfull of beautiful portraits featuring fully tattooed masters and devotees, a comprehensive secton detailing individual yants and an engaging and insightful text, Sacred Skin will appeal to tattoo enthusiasts, (photo)graphic art lovers and those interested in Asian culture alike.
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