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Yantra Tattooing

Culture Dive

Having a Sak Yant Tattoo in Bangkok is something that is not new for travellers. Isn’t it? These tattoos contain different shapes and designs, but no one truly is aware of their true meanings.

Ryaninuk, Sak Yant Tattoo performed in thailand, CC BY-SA 3.0

The origin 

Did you know that Sak Yant is unique to Thai culture? They are the traditional tattoos of Thailand, which can also be referred to as Bamboo tattoos. The word Yant comes from Sanskrit and Sak- in the local language means Tattoo.

The nature of tattoos 

If you carefully observe the nature of these tattoos, you will quickly understand that they have a set of geometrical shapes, animal images, and deity designs that are common for them. As per the stories, these tattoos are believed to attract good fortune, charisma, power, and protection to the holder.

The components

This tattoo has 3 main components. There is the Yantra and an associated Mantra to it. Also, going in line with these two, there is also a Pali Text.

Where to get them done?

During your stay at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, you can surely have one because there are many shops that offer this service. You may select the tattoo design that you prefer, know its meaning if you wish to, and then get it done on your body.