Le Yantra, ou l'art du tatouage magique

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Thailand is a deeply spiritual country, in which both superstition and ritual tattooing play an active role. Traditional Thai tattoos are known as Yantra tattoos. They are believed to possess strong magical powers, which will protect the bearer as well as bring him or her good luck. With their alleged ability to break knife blades and stop bullets, this form of tattooing is particularly favoured by soldiers and the police force as well as, inevitably, by members of the underworld...
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