Temples, Tuk Tuks and Tattoos...
Trip Start Mar 03, 2010
33Trip End May 02, 2010
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We spent the afternoon at Wat Pho, a temple just south of the Royal Palace. It houses what is apparently the largest reclining Buddha in the world — gold plated, 46 meters long, 15 meters high, with inlaid mother of pearl soles
In the evening I did my travel tradition (of sorts). I got another Tattoo. The previous night I scouted the area near our hotel for local Tattooists, finally meeting a guy called Jin from South Korea, and after seeing his artwork (And previous tattoo photos) I got him to draw up my ideas, and quite frankly, I was blown away by him. The detail, the depth, the dedication of this guy to his work, well I knew there and then I wanted him to do it. So a day later I turned up, saw the finished art work, gave him a massive high 5 for doing it far better than the idea in my head, then sat there for NINE flipping hours. The first four were fine. I watched some DVD's, ate some food, played with the owners kids teaching them naughties in English. Then as time went on, my arm became sore, and the last two hours I spent swearing I would never be tattooed again (I did the same in Bali). Still, the end result, in my opinion, is somewhat fantastic.