Cédric Arnold (born 1976) French/English Artist
The Artist explore the spirit of traditional Thai Tattoo which is definitely linked to strong traditions and mysticism. He choose to show us black and white photography catching small story of Thailand’s way of living through the portrait of amazing characters.
You can admire pieces of his work in Quai Branly Museum in the Tattoo Exhibition. His work make me think about the chinese portraitist : Song Chao
See also other related Artist talking about Tattoo : Martin Hladik
About Sacred Ink
‘A body, used as a canvas, every inch of skin filled with sacred text and figures of mythical creatures, all forming a protective shield. A boxer, a monk, a construction worker, a policeman, a soldier, a taxi driver, a shipyard worker, a shaman, a tattoo master; men, women and their inked protection from evil spirits and bad luck. Enter the world of Thailand’s spiritual ‘Yantra’ tattoo tradition.”