The Thai Vegetarian Festival is a 9-day event that includes strict vegetarian diets, temple offerings, and some of the most incredible acts of self-mortification.
The mediums that take part in this ritual are in a trance while they have their cheeks pierced and bodies spiked with various sharp objects. These acts are undertaken in order to purify their minds and bodies.
This year the Phuket Vegetarian Festival will run from October 18th - 26th 2009.
Could traditions like these be the inspiration behind modern body-modifications in the west?
Stats for Self-Mortification Rituals
Trending: Older & Warm
Research: 19,316 clicks in 360 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Self-Mortification Rituals
Related: 87 examples / 67 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 32 similar articles, including: satanic body mods, extreme body modification, and 21 creepy body modifications.
More Stats +/-
Extreme Body Modification
Satanic Body Mods
21 Creepy Body Modifications