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Part one:
The beginning of the Wai Kru Festival
Part two:
Night of the 1.000
Sak Yant Tattoos
Tattoo Festival 2011
Yantra Tattoo
Sak Yant Designs
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Luang Pi Nunn
Magic Tattoos
Women Tatoos with invisible ink

The Wai Kru Sak Yant Festival
Sacred Tattoos fromWat Bang Phra

The evening before the festival starts

On the night form the 2nd of March 2012 to the 3rd of March 2012 all the holy Sak Yant monks come together and make the magic Tattoos for thousands of people.
Normally, the monks finish their work at 5 in evening and they go early, at about 7 to bed. But not in this night...

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Luang Phor Pern
The illuminated statue of Luang Phor Pern, the former master of Wat Bang Phra.

Corpse of Luang Phor Pern
In an extra temple, the dead body of the always smiling Luang Phor Pern is exhibited, so that all people can come to him and pray.

Night Market Wat Bang Phra
Many people will sleep in the temple of Wat Bang Phra. Some get a room from the monks, other are sleeping in the streets. There is a night festival with food and movie.

Wai Kru Food Market
In the night are many stands with delicious Thai food, where the people eat snacks like Saté, fruits or soups.

Movie night Wat Bang Phra
Beside food and drinks there is traditionally also a movie night, where horror films were shows. The sound of the movie is so loud, that you even can hear it in one kilometer distance.

Sak Yant Monk with head tattoo
Also this monk, with beautiful Sak Yant on his body and on his head is watching the loud horror movie.

Playground in Wat Bang Phra
Many families come to the Wai Kru festival and they bring their children with them. In the Wat Bang Phra temple is for the Tattoo festival a nice playground for the children.

Tattoo Master Ruesi
Here is a statue of the founder of the magic Sak Yant tattoos: Ruesi
Ruesi likes to smoke cigarettes, I gave him one to smoke.

Gifts for the Sak Yant Tattoo
Before you can receive a holy sacred Sak Yant tattoo by a monk, you must give him some gifts.
Normally you give money, flowers, incense sticks and cigarettes.

Sak Yant on leg
Here a monk gives a traditional Sak Yant tattoo in a leg. A lot of blood comes out of the wound. Getting a traditional tattoo hurts a little bit.

Hanuman Sak Yant, monk Tattoo
I also received my Hanuman Sak Yant, which will protect me against evil.

Sak Yant monk Tattoo
The monks are tattooing all day and all night, with only a very few breakes, because so many people are waiting to get their own Sak Yant.

Sak Yant monk makes a break
This Sak Yant monk makes a little break, after hours and hours of tattooing.

Baby sleeps in temple
Directly in front of the temple, a baby is sleeping on the street. All hotels in the surrounding of 10 kilometers are already booked out and for many Thai people it is too expensive to go to a hotel, so they sleep in the streets.
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