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Marking the skin tattooing the soul : the art, history and spirituality of traditional tattooing in Thailand

Hill, Deborah Bonita


Marking the Skin, Tattooing the Soul is a study of the traditional tattoo imagery in Thailand, a practice that involves the use of non-mechanical styli to puncture and insert ink under the skin. This study examines a range of popular motifs -figurative, diagrammatical and textual. It identifies historical and contemporary differences in style, placement, form and meaning across northern and central Thailand. For the tattooed Thai, the imagery and design have specific meaning and purpose and are...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2010
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d626b2b25200
Access Rights: Open Access


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