Crackdown ordered on religious tattoos in Phuket
OH MY BUDDHA! Religious tattoos have a long tradition in Thailand, but Phuket authorities fear their growing popularity among foreign tourists is little more than a fashion trend.
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#1 Jun 1, 2011
I agree!!! don't exploit our sacret magicial religous tattoos for a trend. It should only be given to believer not trend seekers.
Since: May 11
#2 Jun 3, 2011
Is it about Buddhist tattoos or all of them.
Imagine this: may I have a swastika like Buddhist cross? No, but we'll make you a Christian cross if you like.
“tim in phuket”
Since: Jun 11
#3 Jun 3, 2011
Religious significance is something difficult to determine but does the outline above is it a crackdown on the tattooist and the tourist - there are a great number of places in Asia where the tattoo can be done for you - does Phuket want the trade or shall we give it to another country?
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