I always loved the tattoos on monks. They are incredible stories. While in the Tiger Temple in Thailand, a monk sat down and spoke to me. I asked if he would mind me taking a photo of his tattoos – He said yes as long as I did not touch him or his robes. The traditional tattoo in Thailand is called “Sak Yant”. These tattoos are believed to have originated from the Khmer period approximately 3,000 years ago.The tradition Buddhist tattoos are symmetrical designs based on images of the Buddha, Bodhisattvas, the Lotus or some other type of Buddhist symbols. The tattoos are meant to attract luck, wealth and blessings as well as provide insurance against evil spirits.Read More
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I'm Chrystal McKay, a 24 year old Canadian who travels the world seeking knowledge. I am a World Citizen, Globe Trotter, and Continuous Learner. A Lover of Ancient Ruins, Castles, Churches, and all things Old and Beautiful. Follow me as I learn my way around the world. Read more About Me .