Thailand hosts tattoo festival
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For the second year, Thailand will play host to the World Tattoo Arts Festivals & Exhibition, from May 16th to 18th at Bali High Beach in Pattaya. “There will be around 70 booths from participants around the world who will be divided into zones namely Thailand, Asia, Japan, Europe and America,” says organizer and representative Rungwipa Sae-Ong.
The festival’s theme is the evolution of traditional Thai art motifs through the ages from ancient techniques to modern day tattooing. The men of various parts of Thailand once wore tattoos on their upper legs, almost like permanent underwear. A seminar called ‘Tattoo Spirit’ is scheduled for the first day of the convention at the Manita Hotel Pattaya.
“The organizing committee hopes this year’s World Tattoo Arts Festivals & Exhibition Thailand will help promote the traditional Thai arts among foreign visitors and generate income worth 400 million baht through the prosperity of local tattoo SME business and trading of knowledge and technologies. It also helps stimulate the economy through tourism promotion,” concluded Sae-Ong.