Welcome everybody to Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and indeed welcome everyone who is interested in Sacred Tattoos.
Join us on October 6, 2012 at 19.00 hrs. at Bar Luna, Ubud, Bali.
Admission – Free
For more reviews, interviews, please visit www.facebook.com/sacredskinthailand
The Noir Nation Vol. 2, an eFormat magazine featuring Noir fiction and non fiction essays on tattoos, is out now, including an essay by Tom Vater on the recent book Sacred Skin Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos.
Find my interview at Wat Bang Phra Tattoo Festival, and Sacred Skin Book’s video here on Noir Nation‘s site
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.
Sacred Skin‘s authors talk at the 2nd Bangkok Literary Festival “Word Play“, Neilson Hays Library, March 25, 2012.
Many thanks to Michael LaPalme for the shots.
“… 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.
“…stunning photos and exuberant writing…“ Andrew Marshall, TIME Magazine.
Sacred Skin – Thailand´s Spirit Tattoos, photographed by Aroon Thaewchatturat, written by Tom Vater, published by Visionary World.
Publishing date July 1st 2011. Watch this space for further news!
Official website http://www.sacredskinthailand.com
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