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PHOTOS: Monk masters give Thai devotees tattoos

NAKHON PATHOM, THAILAND - MARCH 15: A Thai devotee reportedly possessed by spirits growls during the celebration of the annual Tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra on March 15, 2014 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. Thousands of believers from all over Thailand come to take part in one of the country's most bizarre festivals about 50 miles outside Bangkok to pay respect to the temple's monks who are master tattooist. In Thai culture the tattoo is worn as a symbol of spiritual and physical protection, many believe that the tattoo has mystical powers. Many tattoo fanatics choose to have monkeys and tigers as well as the Khmer/Cambodia ancient script on their bodies. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)


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PHOTOS: Monk masters give Thai devotees tattoos

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