People Possessed By Tattoo Spirits: Sak Yant Tattoo Festival, Thailand 2016
Occurred on March 19, 2016 / Thailand
Info from Licensor: "Annually in March, 10,000 devoted people gather annually in a large temple about an hour west of Bangkok to renew the powers of their sacred Sak Yaht Tattoos. Through the evening, and all through the night, Buddhist monks and tattoo masters unite the spirit animals with those who want them by hand, using a needle on a long rod dipped in special ink. For some, while in a trance state called Khong Khuen, the power is too great, and the tattoo takes over the person. The result is mayhem."