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Sak Yant Tattoo

  • lostintime

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    10th November, 2013
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    Hey guys,

    Wondering if anyone has any experience with Sak Yant tattoos?

    I have been travelling extensively around Asia for the last 4 years whenever I have had a spare moment but strangely never gotten a tattoo in Thailand even though it's always been highly appealing.

    I know 'Wat Bang Phra' is the most famous for Sak Yant tattoo's, my random question, does this tattoo have to be on your back/arm? I know the monk should pick your tattoo and place it which is extremely interesting. But due to the nature of my job, any tattoo's that I currently have are restricted to my feet or lower legs (concealed).

    I'm wondering if its completely frowned upon and look down on if its placed here, etc?


    #1 Posted: 10/11/2013 - 09:19

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  • DLuek

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    Usually it's on the back or chest. A sak yant on the legs is not out of the question, but it's unusual, and it would only be possible for certain designs (as far as I understand). I personally would not feel comfortable going to Wat Bang Phra and, after waiting in line among the faithful and doing the ceremonial offering, asking the monk tattoo artist to tattoo my leg or foot. Keep in mind that feet are considered the dirtiest part of the body, so to ask a monk to go near your feet could be seen as disrespectful. The whole ordeal is highly sacred.

    #2 Posted: 10/11/2013 - 21:14

  • katesakyant

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    9th January, 2015
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    Hello Everyone ,

    I am Kate and I have worked with Sakyant.

    I have known some monks and Ajarn Sakyant in Chiang Mai of Thailand.

    If you have any further information, I am very welcomed to reply you asap.



    #3 Posted: 9/1/2015 - 08:03

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