Chinese Locals Pierce Their Bodies In Order To Show Religious Devotion During Festival. Graphic Photos
Posted On 04/10/2016
Locals in Phuket have taken the Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival to a new level by mutilating themselves. The popular tradition sees many Chinese communities across Southeast Asia go vegetarian for the week… Throughout the week people show their religious devotion through ritualistic self-mutilation and pain trials, including running over hot coals and piercing their bodies.