Tattoos are an expression of true beliefs, values and upbringing of a person. Some people use makeup, some may experiment with their hair and clothes they want. Whereas some people prefer tattoos to reflect their inner self, people who experiment with art on their bodies. Sak Yant tattoo is the Thai name for the Tattooing geometrical outlines on the skin. These geometrical tattoos are so attractive, it’s impossible for it to go unnoticed. Yant (or Yantra, is a Sanskrit word for travel), are typically inked by Buddhist priests, or Brahmin Holy men. The Yant tattoos existed in Hindu culture of India, were later adopted by the Thais when Buddhism landed from neighbouring India. The amazing fact about San Yant tattoo is that no machine guns are used to ink it, a traditional metal rod called Ajarn is used for this sacred tattooing art. These Sak Yant tattoo designs will finally convince you to get yourself one. Sak Yant tattoos cover up your entire back, which can be great a cover-up tattoo you can’t imagine.
Sak Yant tattoo Designs
Before getting a Sak Yant tattoo is important to decide what designs you want and what is the meaning behind each of the design or symbol. The most common Sak Yant tattoos are Hah Taew which indicates five lines, Gao Yard which indicates Buddha peaks and Paed Tidt which depict eight directions. Mostly Sak Yant tattoos are inked on the back, arm or neck. These hand tattoo will completely blow your mind, flaunt them the right way.
Hah Taew Sak Yant tattoo Designs
Hah Taew Sak Yant tattoo is actually the five lines script written in the Khmer language called as Khom. These five lines are nothing but the five yants or magic spells each having a unique meaning. Have a look at these Aztec tattoo designs of all time.
- The first line of Hah Taew is a magic spell for injustice and protects you from evil spirits.
- The second line is for the fault in our stars, bad fortune and bad constellation.
- The third line is to protect you from the black magic out there.
- The fourth line is for good luck, good fortune and good success.
- The fifth line is definitely going to your favourite. It is for gaining attention and attraction from the opposite sex.
Gao Yard Sak Yant tattoo Designs
Gao Yard or nine peaks is quite famous and considered as the most sacred tattoo in Buddhist culture. When it is said nine peaks, these are the nine peaks of mountain Meru, the home of Lord Brahma. On these nine high peaks, there resides one Buddha with special powers and magic spells. In Sak Yant tattoos, these nine buddhas are pictured as nine boxes, each having its own powerful meaning. Not all old traditional tattoos are dead, some are still alive and hold such powerful meaning. The nine magic spells or special powers the Sak Yant tattoo depict are –
- Kindness and respect from other people. Does that mean special preference from all other people out there? I would love it!
- No serious injury be it physical/emotional/mental.
- The power of defeating your enemy. Sounds interesting.
- The power to fight for the right. Be battle-ready, you’re going to win!
- Improve your fate and bring good fortune and good luck.
- Protection against serious disaster or act of violence. Such a strong shield.
So much power or blessings along with beautiful design inked on your back, isn’t it a win-win situation already?
Paed Tidt Sak Yant tattoo Designs
Eight mantras or eight directions is a popular Sak Yant tattoo known as Paed Tidt. This design has a concentric circle with eight ovals around the circumference depicting eight directions. In whichever direction you travel, it will give its divine protection to you. Paed Tidt can be seen in many temples in Thailand. In western culture, Paed Tidt is inked by the couple or siblings that are geographically apart from each other.
Sak Yant tattoo Designs are something raw, sacred and magical. If you like travelling to new places and always curious about new traditions and culture, this Buddhist tattoo art is surely amazing you in every possible way. They can be inked on your back, traditionally the monks were not supposed to touch women’s back while inking her Sak Yant tattoo, which is why they used Ajarn for it. Many western people are attracted to the sacred culture of monks and visit Thailand to get their holy tattoo. Besides getting the tattoo, Buddha’s meditation techniques are also world famous. Meditation is often the secret behind the magic spells and power of these sacred tattoos. So, if you’re visiting Thailand any soon, you know the right tattoo and the meaning behind these sacred and famous Sak Yant tattoo.