How to get a sacred, ancient Sak Yant tattoo in Bangkok
Sak, meaning tattoo in Thai, Yant, Thai pronunciation of yantra, is a form of yantra tattooing. It dates back over 2,000 years. Originally the tattoo was performed by Tai tribes in the region ranging from southwestern China all the way through to northwestern Vietnam. Today, it’s predominantly practiced in Thailand but also to some extent in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. In Thailand, the tattoos are performed by Buddhist monks or wicha practitioners. The tattoo is meant to provide a spell of protection, power, fortune and the like for the bearer.