NSFW-Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2015

I have to say, I think this post is perfect in it’s timing. Halloween has just come and gone. Though this holiday is often equated with kids trick or treating, fun parties, and the inevitable parent tax on every bag of candy, it is also a day to celebrate horror and scare ourselves. I think the creepiest type of horror is the kind that grosses me out, gives me a sick feeling in my stomach while I grimace and look away. This post can be that for some of my readers I am sure.

On Friday last week, I shared about Chad and I’s time at a Phuket Vegetarian Festival procession. I decided at that time to keep the pictures safe for anyone that may be reading. I understand that not everyone enjoys seeing people with swords, anchors, or skewers pierced through a person’s cheek.

Today I am sharing Chad’s pictures of that procession. The photos are beautifully taken of a probably NSFW event. Be forewarned that some of them may be upsetting to you.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2015

NSFW Photos of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2015

Last Chance! Exit out of here and come back on Friday if you can’t handle body modification type pictures!

This Ma Song was not pierced, she stopped to bless our friend and her business.
This Ma Song was not pierced, she stopped to bless our friend and her business.
This Ma Song was holding a child's hand as he walked. He was pierced all over his upper body and face.
This Ma Song was holding a child’s hand as he walked. He was pierced all over his upper body and face.

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According to our friend who was born and raised in Phuket, the youngest participant in the procession this year was an 8 year old boy. This young man looks older than that, but just barely.
According to our friend who was born and raised in Phuket, the youngest participant in the procession this year was an 8-year-old boy. This young man looks older than that…but just barely.
This gentleman was impressively pierced. Our friend explained that the skewers with the soldier heads are the most heavy spiritually, so the fact that this man has many of them means that he must be very pure.
This gentleman was impressively pierced. Our friend explained that the skewers with the soldier heads are spiritually the heaviest, that he is channeling numerous spirits. The fact that this man has many of them means that he must be very pure and strong.
Tut tut it looks like rain... this guy is prepared! Haha. Sorry I couldn't resist.
Tut tut it looks like rain… this guy is prepared! Haha. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Yep, this Ma Song has a old sailing ship models figurehead (is that what its called?) through his cheek.
Yep, this Ma Song has an old sailing ship models figurehead (is that what it’s called?) through his cheek.
A female Ma Song, with minor piercings (in comparison of course).
A female Ma Song, with minor piercings (in comparison of course). I am not sure what the metal ring is that she is wearing, but I saw many Ma Songs with them.

 

A man with a spear.

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I saved the most impressive for last. A trio of anchors. Now mind you, the Ma Songs walked many kilometers (barefoot), these had to get so heavy.
I saved the most impressive for last. A trio of anchors. Now mind you, the Ma Songs walked many kilometers (barefoot), these had to get so heavy. Crazy!

Did you make it through them all? What did you feel or think? Leave a comment and let’s chat!

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