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Hi everyone,

I'm travelling to Phuket in early April and am very keen to get a tattoo while I'm there. After much consideration I've decided that I would really like to get the tattoo done in the traditional Thai way, by a Monk. The only problem is that I'm female, and have heard that there are very few Monks who would perform this sacred act on a woman. Could anyone give me any information and perhaps some places you've heard of that I could get this done? Thanks alot!

Bella

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Hi everyone,

I'm travelling to Phuket in early April and am very keen to get a tattoo while I'm there. After much consideration I've decided that I would really like to get the tattoo done in the traditional Thai way, by a Monk. The only problem is that I'm female, and have heard that there are very few Monks who would perform this sacred act on a woman. Could anyone give me any information and perhaps some places you've heard of that I could get this done? Thanks alot!

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Hi everyone,

I'm travelling to Phuket in early April and am very keen to get a tattoo while I'm there. After much consideration I've decided that I would really like to get the tattoo done in the traditional Thai way, by a Monk. The only problem is that I'm female, and have heard that there are very few Monks who would perform this sacred act on a woman. Could anyone give me any information and perhaps some places you've heard of that I could get this done? Thanks alot!

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Bella,

for starters, try the Phuket forum.

Secondly, monks can't touch women, period.

In Bangkok there's in some suburbs loads of guys who offer the services you're looking for though.

If you look carefully, you may be able to find local tattoo guys who offer the Thai traditional way as well.

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Bella,

for starters, try the Phuket forum.

Secondly, monks can't touch women, period.

In Bangkok there's in some suburbs loads of guys who offer the services you're looking for though.

If you look carefully, you may be able to find local tattoo guys who offer the Thai traditional way as well.

But, monks have touched women in Thailand, and I've seen in on more than one occasion, putting on wrist string... I was reminded because I just watched the same thing happen a moment ago on an episode of 'Tha Amazing Race' by Theravada monks in Sri Lanka

Maybe some cleansing ritual afterwards?.... Or defrocking.

Christianity is a lot easier here. Complete absolution comes by just thinking, (You) "Sorry, God. Forgive me" :D (God) "Okey-Dokey" :o ....

Use as needed :D

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Hi everyone,

I'm travelling to Phuket in early April and am very keen to get a tattoo while I'm there. After much consideration I've decided that I would really like to get the tattoo done in the traditional Thai way, by a Monk.

I think you have to do some more consideration and actually understand what you are saying. Please read some more about buddishm and monks before you ask something this silly.

The only problem is that I'm female, and have heard that there are very few Monks who would perform this sacred act on a woman.
What you heard is true, making your wish an impossible one.
Could anyone give me any information and perhaps some places you've heard of that I could get this done? Thanks alot!

Bella

In about every tattoo shop you encounter in Thailand. But it won't be a monk.

Are you sure mom and dad approve of this?

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Hi everyone,

I'm travelling to Phuket in early April and am very keen to get a tattoo while I'm there. After much consideration I've decided that I would really like to get the tattoo done in the traditional Thai way, by a Monk. The only problem is that I'm female, and have heard that there are very few Monks who would perform this sacred act on a woman. Could anyone give me any information and perhaps some places you've heard of that I could get this done? Thanks alot!

Bella

Hi Bella,

Yep, you can get it done in any tattoo shop in the Kingdom (probably), but you will not be able to get a monk to do it for you.

Try this link www.tattoophiphi.com

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Bella,

You might consider changing your mind about the traditional tattoo or bamboo tattoo, they tend to look a bit flaky after a while & unless your a monk or a thai man who's been a monk then temple tattoos really look a bit naff :D There are a load of great tattooist in the kingdom with immense talent (I know, I married one :D ) who can do you an original, spiritual tattoo that will last & look good in years to come. Bamboo tattoos I'm afraid don't, as the pigment of the ink can't get in the skin as well as with a machine & end up being a green colour & although the workmanship is good, with bad colour it will probably end up being a substandard peice of body art :o

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Bella,

You might consider changing your mind about the traditional tattoo or bamboo tattoo, they tend to look a bit flaky after a while & unless your a monk or a thai man who's been a monk then temple tattoos really look a bit naff :D  There are a load of great tattooist in the kingdom with immense talent (I know, I married one :D ) who can do you an original, spiritual tattoo that will last & look good in years to come. Bamboo tattoos I'm afraid don't, as the pigment of the ink can't get in the skin as well as with a machine & end up being a green colour & although the workmanship is good, with bad colour it will probably end up being a substandard peice of body art :o

do you have any tattoos Boo?

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I do Tuky, 3 very discreet & personal ones, one of them is a work in progress as, having my own personal artist in the house I have gotten very lazy about finishing it :o

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But, monks have touched women in Thailand, and I've seen in on more than one occasion, putting on wrist string...

They indeed do. However this is a Buddhist ritual. Thats the closest you will ever get to a monk "touching a female".

And if you observe this being performed, he does not actally touch her.

But a monk tattooing a woman :o:D:D

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In Thailand what they, and you call "traditional thailand way" not have been done by bamboo stick. That way how they nowadays do bamboo tattoo is a cheap copy from japanese thousands of years-long tattoo culture. In Japan they have done tattoos by a bamboo stick. In Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi and around Indonesia and Oceania including New zealand, they have also a long tattooculture, where tribal tattooing tools made from bamboo.

In Thailand, Laos and Vietnam buddhist monks has done tattoos also hundred or even thousands of years, but not with bamboo. Tools are made from metal. So what you get from Thai islands and tattooshops is not traditional. Its a japanese style. Only traditional tattooing what you get from thailand is from buddhist monk. You should never try to give money to them (only box of cigarettes and enough thai bahts inside is what they wait from you after tattooing).

And Khun_Jean: Read something about tattoo history before you say anythind that silly. You obviously dont have any idea of this subject, you just want to feel like king.

F*****G Idiot.

I remember someone said they not going to touch to any woman.... You dont have no idea..

That tattooing stick is long, so you dont have to touch to anyone if you dont like to.

Dont try to show that you know something if you dont. Bella C's question was good. Answers was bad. Idiots.

thaitattoo.jpg

Buddhist monk tattoo tool:

thaitattootool.jpg

Japanese tattoo tool made from bamboo:

japantattootool.jpg

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In Thailand what they, and you call "traditional thailand way" not have been done by bamboo stick. That way how they nowadays do bamboo tattoo is a cheap copy from japanese thousands of years-long tattoo culture. In Japan they have done tattoos by a bamboo stick. In Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi and around Indonesia and Oceania including New zealand, they have also a long tattooculture, where tribal tattooing tools made from bamboo.

In Thailand, Laos and Vietnam buddhist monks has done tattoos also hundred or even thousands of years, but not with bamboo. Tools are made from metal. So what you get from Thai islands and tattooshops is not traditional. Its a japanese style. Only traditional tattooing what you get from thailand is from buddhist monk. You should never try to give money to them (only box of cigarettes and enough thai bahts inside is what they wait from you after tattooing).

And Khun_Jean: Read something about tattoo history before you say anythind that silly. You obviously dont have any idea of this subject, you just want to feel like king.

F*****G Idiot.

I remember someone said they not going to touch to any woman.... You dont have no idea..

That tattooing stick is long, so you dont have to touch to anyone if you dont like to.

Dont try to show that you know something if you dont. Bella C's question was good. Answers was bad. Idiots.

Temper temper There..Its only your first post..Everyone has a right to their opinion.. I found the OP question lacking in the fact that she knows that the monk is not supposed to touch a female or be tempted yet she asks.. Your knowledge is great your reply comes across as angery that ruins it.

thaitattoo.jpg

Buddhist monk tattoo tool:

thaitattootool.jpg

Japanese tattoo tool made from bamboo:

japantattootool.jpg

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I may be wrong but to me it looks like the monk is touching her. We all know in Thailand many rules are broken or shall we say, bent. I'm sure the touching rule could be overcome if there are others around to be witnesses that the touching is purely for the sake of the tatoo. More than likely it's the 'donation' to the temple and others helping that allows the rules to be bent.

By the way, I don't have tatoo's and wouldn't get one, but I do quite like the look of a decent tatoo, I just wouldn't get one because like all things different styles go out of fasion, and then your stuck looking like an idiot with a faded green tatoo. Look at all those people that got anchors or love hate, and spiders webs, don't they look right fools now.

Anyway I think you should think long and hard about this tatoo especially if you plan to live inThailandn you will not be respected, they will think you very strange indeed. In Thai society women should certainly not have tatoos. For a women to have this type of tatoo in Thailand would be weird People may be too polite to say to your face, or even may seem like they are impressed but I assure you they will be just trying to save face for you, so if you do get it, don't go showing it off............

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Womble,

Why would it be strange for Thai women to have such tattoos? I know a few ladies who have 'protective' and 'good health' tattoos and nobody seems to take offense of them or think those ladies are weird.

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