03 October 2014

Thai body modification

"A devotee of the Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine with needles pierced through her arm takes a part in a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket."

Photo credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj, via The Telegraph.

There is a gallery of photos of this festival of "self-mutilation and vegetarianism" (!!) in The Independent.  The photo below the fold [warning - grotesque and guns] was posted in The Straits Times/SE Asia.

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