In Thailand, a Traditional Tattoo Studio Is in Demand

On the third Saturday of every month, tattoos are on display at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple. Tattoos appear at the temple, in the Thai capital, like paintings on a wall, inspired by the gods…

In Thailand, a Traditional Tattoo Studio Is in Demand

On the third Saturday of every month, tattoos are on display at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple.

Tattoos appear at the temple, in the Thai capital, like paintings on a wall, inspired by the gods and goddesses who reside there. One of those goddesses, Dhammakaya, is one of the world’s most famous and has some of the most renowned tattooists.

The temple grounds, on the outskirts of Bangkok, is famous for its nonstop traffic, especially on weekends. That’s when vendors line up outside the temples, hawking their wares, including clothing and accessories made from or adorned with elephant skin.

Among the locals, the temple is an inspiration, but also seen as a relic that should be protected.

Some critics argue the temple is no more than a cultural relic, often blamed by Thais and foreigners alike for contributing to pollution and pollution in the city. Though it does not have any borders, the temple has many visitors from countries like Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Indonesia.

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