Extreme Cheek Piercing at Chinese Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand

Extreme Cheek Piercing at Chinese Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand

Extreme Cheek Piercing at Chinese Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival, better known as the Vegetarian Festival because it involves consumption of strictly vegetarian foods is a Taoist celebration observed by the Chinese minorities in South East Asia. It is celebrated on the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar and is believed to cleanse the body.

After Pattaya, Thailand’s island of Phuket is the second largest brothel in the world. While Pattaya offers mostly female hookers, Phuket has a lot of ladyboys and male prostitutes which makes the place more attractive for gay Johns, but equally as dangerous and more overpriced. What Phuket also has is a hefty Chinese population – with about 35% of all inhabitants of Chinese origin, the Vegetarian Festival celebrations in Phuket are wilder than anywhere else.

Legend has it that many, many years ago, members of the wandering Chinese opera got sick with malaria during their visit to Phuket. Back then, malaria meant death but in their desperate bid to battle the disease off, the troupe resorted to cleansing their bodies with strictly vegetarian foods while praying to the Nine Emperor Gods. This helped the troupe to make a full recovery so ever since, the Chinese that remained settled in Phuket, paid respect to the Nine Emperor Gods by piercing their faces with a variety of instruments, especially weapons and an assortments of fruits. Further to the piercings, the devotees also abstain from eating meats, having sex and drinking alcohol. I understand the meat and alcohol, but sex? Weird!

Not all devotees participate in ritual piercings, but those who do are called “Mah Song” which translates roughly as “Horses of the Gods“. It is believed that their bodies are entered by the Gods and used as their vehicles during the rituals. Gods presence shifts evil away from the individual and brings the community good luck.

In the video below, you can see a “Mah Song” getting his cheek first impaled with a large cone and then several daggers are inserted through the hole left by the cone. Mah Song does not even peep while he’s being impaled.

Needless to say, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival attracts thousands of visitors which in turn keeps Thai scammers, thieves, rapists, murderers and other filth in high gear. Worth the risk?

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32 thoughts on “Extreme Cheek Piercing at Chinese Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand”

      1. @kJ- i was thinking the same thing! I’m approaching mile number 3 as i type in hopes of getting one equally as nice. In the blaring California sun, dripping sweat. If it’s yours @gorechick-big booty kudos, if not-.it’ll be mine soon!

        1. @juice-babe
          Agreed! Whoevers ass that is better hope they keep it disguised around me.
          Ps you can drip sweat in the california son on me anytime.
          But damn, 3 miles. Fuck that. I get bored when I run at about the .5-1 mile point. Haha.

          1. @kj- fuck this- i was trying to kill 2 birds with one stone. Tan while getting my fitness on, but I’m burning up! If i fuck around I’ll be burnt to a crisp by Spring! 2 miles on my route are straight uphill! Thankfully the last 2 are down! Lol. I’m no fucking road warrior just yet, but I’m pissing excellence these days, do imma get it! Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction! 😉 But seriously, it’s fucking HOT out here!!

          2. @KJ- ooh, i don’t want to lose the juicy-ness. Not ever. Bones are for the dog! 😉 Reminds me- now i gotta down some muscle milk (protein shake lol) and start on them 100 ass squats! 🙁 FUCK THAT! I’m going to Mickey D’s! Haha

          3. Good! I loveeee the Juice:) haha.
            Ahhhh! Stay away from that muscle milk! Its got chemicals in it!
            Ill give you some muscle milk though. Hahaha.

  1. Damn talk about balls of steel. Guy doesn’t even flinch. Gotta give him kudos for that, at least. You can completely read the discomfort on his face, but he certainly doesn’t let it stop him.

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