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The finished article. The bruised and swollen skin will heal in a few days, but the ink will remain clear, and powerful, for years.<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.

The finished article. The bruised and swollen skin will heal in a few days, but the ink will remain clear, and powerful, for years.

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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