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