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Traditional Thai Tattoo/ Sak Yant

Posted by soontobewrldtrv on 22/5/2012 at 15:24

Hey everyone,

I'm planning on being in Chiang Mai in two weeks and am very interested in getting a traditional tattoo, to my understanding they are called Sak Yant. I was wondering if anyone has had a good experience with a certain temple or monk that does it and can direct me to a good place. I have done some reading, and important things to me are cleanliness, the use of "mainstream" inks because I have read that the traditional inks could have long term health risks, and that the monk is well versed, because I'm looking for this to be as legitimate as possible. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions?

Thanks a lot.

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Posted by PPeacHH on 4/6/2012 at 20:06

I'm sure there are popular temple to go to for that but unfortunately I do not know which one. I best suggestion will be ask around to regular tattoo place or ask any Thais who has Yan Tattoo on.

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Posted by thaiXplorer on 9/6/2012 at 11:34

tatoo shop is called laan sak
they stich it by wood, or mashine
if you wanna long lasting colours
wood - but you'll bleed and double time
better look for a pro shop
5x5in. 30$ and take care-oil it
no wash 3 days, no sun 1 week

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Posted by guernseydan on 4/7/2012 at 13:39

I got a sak yant from a Monk in a temple outside Bangkok called Wat Bang Phra, its 50k towards the Nakhon Chai Si district!

take a taxi from Bangkok about 100bhat return, it was free and it was done with a single piece of sharpened steel, dipped in a mixture of oil and charcoal, and the steel was sterilised in a solution cant remember what but it was cleaned

i also got a few bamboo tattoo sak yants done in shops but they just tie some needles to a piece of bamboo and use tattoo ink, so it depends how authentic you want to be!

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