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It hurts even more if you have your head tattooed. But not as much as getting shot, which this man was a few months before.  "My hair will grow back, but the tattoo will remain underneath and give me protection," he said.<br />
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Every year, some 6,000 people gather at Bang Phra temple near Bangkok. They come to be blessed and to be tattooed. During a religious ceremony in the morning, many of them are possessed by spirits. They become different animals, depending on what tattoos they have on their bodies.

It hurts even more if you have your head tattooed. But not as much as getting shot, which this man was a few months before. "My hair will grow back, but the tattoo will remain underneath and give me protection," he said.

Every year, some 6,000 people gather at Bang Phra temple near Bangkok. They come to be blessed and to be tattooed. During a religious ceremony in the morning, many of them are possessed by spirits. They become different animals, depending on what...
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