Exhibition presenting thai tattoo art Sak Yan (Thai = sak "to tap" or "to stab"; yan, yant, yantra "sacred design"). It is a part of the syncretic religion of the Thai people and is derived from ancient animistic beliefs, Brahmanism, and Buddhism. The tradition of tattooing in South-East Asia is one of the oldest in the world, dating back to the 3rd millennium BCE. Sak Yant evades modern perception of the tattoo. For devotees it is a response to everyday problems with which they turn to their masters. Mystical animals and deities appearing on skin, encircled with mantra or sacred katha spells, are like talismans that secure power, bravery, enhance success in love, and offer protection. Exhibition of photographs by Matthieu Duquenois who has been tattooed by 25 Sak Yan masters.