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You can get a tattoo at this hell temple in Thailand. You just can't choose it.

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You can get a tattoo at this hell temple in Thailand. You just can't choose it.

WATCH |  We went to a temple in Chiang Mai where you can get a "magic" tattoo, and then wander through scenes from hell.

Sak Yant tattoos are a variation of a tattoo style that has been developing across Asia for over 2,000 years. They are a combination of geometric shapes and Buddhist prayers, sometimes incorporating imagery of animals, and are thought to contain magic powers: healing, luck, strength, protection from evil, and so on.

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The tattoo faded a few days after it was given.

This is what a more elaborate design can look like.

And this is what it's like to get a sak yant tattoo; it's similar to a "stick and poke."

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As we left the temple, a sun shower began to pour.

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