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Tattoo tales: Chalermpon Rohitratana

Chalermpon Rohitratana
Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok

Chalermpon “Van” Rohitratana (34)
Chef at Escapade and Rarb

In the past, warriors and ajarns got tattoos to bless themselves. I believe the magic of the yant is still there, but people have changed the way they think about it. Now, if you have tattoo or piercing, you will be looked down on and considered a bad person, like those who drink and smoke. Actually drinking is worse than having a tattoo, but people like to judge those who have tattoos. My idea was, if I was going to get a tattoo, it had to be big and obvious. When I got my first one at 27, I told myself that those who judge people with tattoos can get out of my life. That’s why I got this big one on my left arm. It’s an image of Indrajit from the Ramayana inspired by my life and people’s perspective of me. Also, I have my team's logo "Kon Krua Puak Nun" tattooed on my left arm. I don’t get tattoos that are meaningless.

Chalermpon Rohitratana

Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok

Chalermpon Rohitratana

Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok

Chalermpon Rohitratana

Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok

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