Sacred Skin–Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos The ARTE documentary about Sacred Skin, my photo book (co-written with Tom Vater) on Thailand’s sacred tattoos is online now. Directed by Marc Eberle, featuring photographer James Nachtwey, tattoo master Achan Neng Onnut and the authors.
This short documentary was originally broadcast in France and Germany in September 2011.
First part of an interview with writer Tom Vater and myself for Bookcase, 30 May 2012, a show hosted by Manote Tripathi on ASEAN/Nation TV about Sacred Skin, is online now. Sacred Skin is the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, sak yant.
Second part, 6 June 2012.
“… Sacred Skin is an equal collaboration between author Tom Vater and photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat. The seductive and intimate images are as important to this book as the text. While Vater writes about Sak Yant, Thaewchatturat’s portraits show the complexity of an art form that radically transforms those who choose the ink. .” By Scott Rothstein at the Art Found Out Blog
Courrier International, Oct. 6 – 2011.
Prediction Magazine in the UK: “top-notch eye candy and fascinating insights…”