Sak Yant Thai Tattoos

Sak Yant

You've seen them all the time on some of your favorite Nak Muay, and if you've reached this page, chances are you're interested in getting a Sak Yant Thai Tattoo. There are tons of different places to get these tattoos, but we'll tell you the key things to look for when getting a Sak Yant done properly. We also offer taxi services and can accompany you to get your tattoo done while staying at Khongsittha Muay Thai.

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Make Sure It's From a Monk

Sak means tattoo in Thai, and Yant is the Thai pronunciation for the Sanskrit word yantra, a type of mystical diagram used in Dharmic religions. This means you're going to want it done from a monk, who is under the tutelage of an Ajarn (teacher) and who has been studying the ancient art. Real Ajarns bestow blessings upon the tattoo and use the traditional method of using a long bamboo or steel needle rather than a tattoo gun. Even the ink itself is blessed and many monks have their own recipe.

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Don't Train For a Few Days

You should not be sweating up a storm or going out and training after you get your tattoo. This increases the risk of infection, irritation, and it's going to be painful! Take a break for a minimum of one-two days before heading back to training at our Muay Thai gym. 

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Muay Thai Tattoos are Sacred, and They Have Rules You Need to Follow

These Sak Yant tattoos are sacred in Buddhist religion and monks will inform you that each tattoo has a different set of rules that you must adhere to in order to receive the blessing. We'll translate to you what each tattoo represents, and what the rules are when the monk blesses you.

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Learn from Trusted Sources

Khongsittha takes pride in being a gym that will give you all the information you need to know before deciding where to get a Muay Thai tattoo. The following resources are what we feel to be the best material online regarding Sak Yant. Take a look and remember that if your goal is to get blessed, we'll help you get your tattoo while on vacation here in Bangkok.

Resources:

Sak Yant Traditional Thai Tattoos by Khongsittha
What It's Like To Get A Thai Tattoo by Hostelworld
Getting a Sacred Tattoo in Bangkok By Black Journal

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