Tribute to the King in Ink

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“I was born in the reign of King Rama…”

Thais are honouring their late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with tattoos. 

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Athit Perawongmetha

“It’s a way to express and record their own story of love and devotion to our king,” said Esara Usada, 55, who has been a tattoo artist for two decades and owns Sak Lai. (Reuters)

Number 9

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WASAWAT LUKHARANG

Popular design include number nine in Thai.

Why?

Bhumibol (Rama IX) was the 9th king of the Chakkri dynasty.

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Sakchai Lalit
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