Most Cambodian's believe that they can be protected
from landmines, bullets and other misdeeds by being tattooed by their
local 'Achar' (Wise Man).
I asked many tattooed landmine victims, what
happened and why didn't their tattoos protect them. Usually they came
back with something like ....
Their Achar was not powerful enough
Their belief was not strong enough
They forgot to pray that morning, etc.
They all retained their faith in the power of