For many of us, for many reasons, the old adage rings true: we are our own worst enemy. Despite our best efforts, we can get in our own way in all areas of our lives, putting up boundaries to our own healing, progress and happiness.
Ignoring our inner-demons leads to complacency and stagnation at best. Even if we recognize them, fighting these demons head-on can be a frustrating, counterproductive experience. So what is one to do?
A body, used as a canvas, every inch of skin filled with sacred text and figures of mythical creatures, all forming a protective shield. A boxer, a monk, a construction worker, a police man, a soldier, a taxi driver, a shipyard worker, a shaman, a tattoo master; men, women and their inked protection from evil spirits and bad luck. Enter the world of Thailand’s spiritual “yantra” tattoo tradition.