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    Buddha Tattoo's

    I've been considering having a tattoo recently, not one of the Sak Yantra's done by a monk at Wat Bang Pra but a picture of a Buddhist deity Manjushri, I was wondering how Thai's would react to that, has anyone got similar tattoos, do Thais see that sort of thing as sacriligious ?

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    The last time i got tattooed in Thailand there was a Welsh guy in the shop at the same time. He wanted a buddha tattoo on his shin. The tattooist told him he wouldn't do it as a leg tattoo is to near the feet.
    My Thai wife couldnt understand why somebody would want a Buddhist tattoo if they are not Buddhist. I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
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    i had one done in october and found every thai i met loved it, but also it should be done as high up as possiable and from what i could make out it would be seeing as disrespect to have one done low

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggie
    from what i could make out it would be seeing as disrespect to have one done low
    so one one my ass cheeks is probably not a good idea ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by duggie
    from what i could make out it would be seeing as disrespect to have one done low
    so one one my ass cheeks is probably not a good idea ?
    Probably not - better get one on your forehead instead.............

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    Sak Yantra Tattoo

    Has anyone hear had a Sak Yant tattoo done?
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    If you do a little research in Sak Yant you will find that some Thai people take it very seriously. My girl told me some believe that if you don't adhere to the rules of the tattoo it can bring you bad luck. Some people get animal tattoos and they believe this animal protects them and the animal spirit can manifest itself in the human making him do all sorts of terrible things.

    Check out this link for more information on meanings behind the forms and people who you can see in Thailand to get one:

    Ajarn Anek - ??????????? ?????? | Sak Yant Thai Temple Tattoos
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    Quote Originally Posted by mordred View Post
    If you do a little research in Sak Yant you will find that some Thai people take it very seriously. My girl told me some believe that if you don't adhere to the rules of the tattoo it can bring you bad luck. Some people get animal tattoos and they believe this animal protects them and the animal spirit can manifest itself in the human making him do all sorts of terrible things.

    Check out this link for more information on meanings behind the forms and people who you can see in Thailand to get one:

    Ajarn Anek - ??????????? ?????? | Sak Yant Thai Temple Tattoos
    Ive looked at a few thing on line about Sak Yant. I read one article that said if you dont adhere to the disiiplines and priciples it can bring havoc into your life.
    If you believe in that kind of thing its a serious undertaking to get a Sak Yant done.
    Thanks for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
    Other farangs do too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    My Thai wife couldnt understand why somebody would want a Buddhist tattoo if they are not Buddhist. I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
    How did she know he wasn't Buddhist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfjvkjvk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    My Thai wife couldnt understand why somebody would want a Buddhist tattoo if they are not Buddhist. I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
    How did she know he wasn't Buddhist?
    I told her and how did i know ?
    The fact he was half pissed said to me ''oh your a jock then you will hate the fuckin English as well then'' sort of gave the game away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mordred View Post
    Some people get animal tattoos and they believe this animal protects them and the animal spirit can manifest itself in the human making him do all sorts of terrible things.
    so what does it mena when a thai girl has a butterfly tattooed on her hip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mordred View Post
    Some people get animal tattoos and they believe this animal protects them and the animal spirit can manifest itself in the human making him do all sorts of terrible things.
    so what does it mena when a thai girl has a butterfly tattooed on her hip?
    You'd have to ask the girl. I'm willing to bet it has something to do with pollination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
    Other farangs do too.

    Back to plan A then "LOVE" and "HATE" on my knuckles and a dotted line round my neck with "Cut Here"

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
    Other farangs do too.

    Back to plan A then "LOVE" and "HATE" on my knuckles and a dotted line round my neck with "Cut Here"

    Cheers
    Once you get them done get yourself down the Bollocks. You will get a round of applause.

    Ive seen some cracking buddhist tattoos on farangs. I wouldnt give a flying fuck what anyone thought. Like any tat if your happy with the work then its worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
    Other farangs do too.

    Back to plan A then "LOVE" and "HATE" on my knuckles and a dotted line round my neck with "Cut Here"

    Cheers
    Once you get them done get yourself down the Bollocks. You will get a round of applause.

    Ive seen some cracking buddhist tattoos on farangs. I wouldnt give a flying fuck what anyone thought. Like any tat if your happy with the work then its worth it.

    I thought the Bollocks was no longer !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
    Other farangs do too.

    Back to plan A then "LOVE" and "HATE" on my knuckles and a dotted line round my neck with "Cut Here"

    Cheers
    You going to turn into a creepy Southern US preacher cum serial killer, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake7
    so what does it mena when a thai girl has a butterfly tattooed on her hip?
    depends on what you want....

    a good time = good news

    a loving faithful g/f = bad news


    hows China btw ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post


    I thought the Bollocks was no longer !
    The last i heard it had closed for renovation and was reopening as a sports bar.

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    Just spoke to a bloke who's been there more recently than me Chirs & Jeff are no longer there it's been bought by a fellow from Stockport they've ripped the soul out and put in white tiles and leather seats.

    I heard Jeff was back in the UK, not too sure about Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
    Just spoke to a bloke who's been there more recently than me Chris & Jeff are no longer there it's been bought by a fellow from Stockport they've ripped the soul out and put in white tiles and leather seats.

    I heard Jeff was back in the UK, not too sure about Chris.

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    Its sounds like the end of a Pattaya institution. I cant imagine the place with tiles and leather seats. It was its raw charm that made it what it was.
    The place was always going to be associated with Chris and all that scene so i suppose if he is no longer their the new owner is just as well to start a fresh.
    It will be interesting to see what kind of crowd if any will be attracted to the place now and if he continues to use the Bollocks name.
    Im over in Pattaya in 2 weeks. I might pop around and have a look.

    cheers for the info

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    for want of a better word it was my "local" for a while when i was in Pattaya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post
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    I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
    Other farangs do too.

    Back to plan A then "LOVE" and "HATE" on my knuckles and a dotted line round my neck with "Cut Here"

    Cheers
    You going to turn into a creepy Southern US preacher cum serial killer, too?
    Lots of nice British men with slight criminal tendencies sporting that particular look, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
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    I get the impression Thais see them on farangs as a source of amusment.
    Other farangs do too.

    Back to plan A then "LOVE" and "HATE" on my knuckles and a dotted line round my neck with "Cut Here"

    Cheers
    You going to turn into a creepy Southern US preacher cum serial killer, too?
    Lots of nice British men with slight criminal tendencies sporting that particular look, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    Its sounds like the end of a Pattaya institution.
    Good riddance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    The place was always going to be associated with Chris and all that scene
    What scene? Fat bald Brit men running around pavement dancing at the football?

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