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Ancient scripts provide magical protection. Many of the attendees work in underground jobs where supernatural protection from bullets and knives will come in useful.<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.

Ancient scripts provide magical protection. Many of the attendees work in underground jobs where supernatural protection from bullets and knives will come in useful.

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.

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