Chasing the tattoo monks of Cambodia

There are monks, and then there are the tattoo monks of Cambodia. If you are bitten by the travel bug and have a keen interest in tattoo art, you would have surely heard of the Sak Yant (magical) tattoos. These tattoos are considered sacred, and have been in practice for more than 2000 years now. While civil war killed most of the art forms in Cambodia, this tattoo art has miraculously survived. Traditionally done in Khmer, the main language in Cambodia, these tattoos look more like verses.

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