Muay Thai Sak Yant tattoos

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Muay Thai tattoos and magic tattoos have primitive origins, they come from the ancient indigenous peoples ofIndia and Tibet.

“In very early times with this type of tattoo the shamans of the villages, through animist rites, used to instill strength and protection, safety and courage, to those who received them.”

Great propagation had in the lands that today correspond to Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, but also in some areas of Indonesia and the Philippines.

“Over the centuries, the practice of magic tattoos was attributed in particular to the Dharmiche religions.”

During the period of the Great Khmer Empire (IX – 15th century) that prospered in the Valley of the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia (click to read the related guide), Khmer warriors used to resort to magic tattoos before going into battle.

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“In fact, in the sacred Tattoos of Thailand Sak Yant, you will find phrases and magic formulas also in Khmer.

Another way of calling Thai sacred tattoos and that is used to identify them is by calling them Khmer tattoos.

So when we talk about Sak Yant we are talking about mystery, mysticism, tradition, culture, art, communication and history.

Sak, New1001 “(tattoo)” Yant – derived from the sanskrito Yantra “sacred geometric figure”.

The Sak Yant tattoo ritual is also called “Bidhi sak”.

Behind these mysterious tattoos lie legends, stories, and superstitions.

They should not be taken lightly.

The master of the tattoo stings the symbol with the traditional “Mai Sak” (bamboo stick) under the skin.

In addition to Buddhist monks are traditional healers or other religious specialists able to evoke in tattoos of magical powers.

These magical symbols can also be called tattoo thai or thai tattoo depending on the country of pronunciation.

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What did muay Thai tattoo symbols represent?

These symbols serve for protection or attraction.

They protect against evil or attract people.

So if you want a Sak Yant Tattoo you will need it for two things in particular:

  • Protection
  • Attraction

For protection

They serve to protect people and places from all that can hurt, both from physical pain and spiritual pain.

They ward off physical evil or simply the negative thoughts that people send to us.

A Sak Yant is also believed to protect against a knife attack and firearms.

Some symbols manage to block the barrel of the gun before it fires.

Then there are also many symbols related to authority and command, perfect symbols for people who carry out control activities, military, police, etc…

By attraction

They are tattoos that serve to increase personal attraction.

Many make these symbols to make someone fall in love and increase their charm to bring mainly well-being in the affective field.

They also serve to bring health well-being and prosperity money.

Some symbols are enriched with rituals dedicated to the person you want to “attract” to make the “request” stronger and more effective.

Sometimes a Thai prayer is also represented.

When you see these “strange writings” that cover a large part of the body, it is the prayers that consecrate the symbols.

Often you can see that they cover a good part of the body because they are very extensive.

Each tattoo must be consecrated

Each tattoo is always added a gold leaf tattooed because with this detail the tattoo is actually consecrated.

Wearing these tattoos is like showing off the Buddha’s teachings.

These Sak Yant are greatly influenced by the Buddhist religion and the teachings of their spiritual leader and prefer psychophysical well-being over money or tangible goods.

Buddhist tattoos can be associated with these symbols.

Suffering originates in the mind; in the mind originates the cessation of suffering. (Buddah)

Curiosity about sak yant…

  • Combat. In ancient times, the Sak Yant identified people and enemies. In battle it was tattoos that established friends and enemies. Their importance in their culture is sacred and immense.
  • Respect. Most symbols talk about respect. Respect for Thai culture is a key pillar. But in all of Asia respect is a tradition.
  • I think. He can only tattoo a real master Sak Yant who believes in his strength. Otherwise it is not allowed. Ditto for those who statue, can do so only those who believe in the strength of these thai tattoos.
  • Masters. The true masters of this technique are very jealous. The only ones who can learn in silence and respect are the apprentices. Apprentices will learn this sacred technique and make it their way of life.
  • Monks. Once upon a time only the monks were allowed to tattoo. Today things have changed and many modern studios create these works. Of course, it’s much more characteristic to get a “old-fashioned” tattoo.
  • Protection. A little curiosity about these tattoos. They can also be tattooed without color because they carry protection anyway.
  • Location. Another thing that distinguishes them is the position on the body. It is not possible to tattoo a symbol under the waist. It wouldn’t be a dignified thing to tattoo from the waist down.