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Despite its name Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival is a bloody affair. Devotees pierce, cut and hurt themselves. Some of the pictures that follow are pretty gruesome. Apply caution if you’re the squeamish type, mmkay?
This is when I had to look away. The image kept coming back to me. It wasn’t the guy on the right, but the other one that really disturbed me.
At first it was the axe licking I had found the most shocking, but forehead Ma Song was a bloody pulp.
Devotees await the Ma Song for blessings