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Yantra Tattoos and What You Need To Know. Yantra, also known as Sak Yant, tattoos are much more than just a tattoo. Tattoos to westerners are seen mostly as decoration and Thai people, buddhist monks and people of religion see them as an insult to their beliefs, especially if they are on the legs or lower body and are not respected. Originating in Thailand, this type of tattoo is now ONLY performed in around 4 places worldwide including Thailand and Myanmar. This post covers what you should know if seeking a yantra tattoo.

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 What Is A Yantra Tattoo? A yantra tattoo is a tattoo performed by Buddhist monks or Practitioners of magic. Usually yantra tattoo denote certain qualities towards the owner such as power, health, good luck, protection and some are aimed at passers by i.e. passers by should fear the owner. These tattoo consist of sacred scriptures, geometric designs, animals and Buddha. Check out this blog by Matthew Karsten and his experience whilst getting a Sak Yant tattoo – Blessed By A Monk.

How Is It Performed? Yantra tattoos are done by the use of a long sharp blade and ink. The blade is dipped in ink and then repeatedly stabbed into the first layers of skin leaving behind a fine line of dots which make up one big image. The person performing the tattoo rests the end of the blade in between the thumb and forefinger for precision. Some yantra tattoos can be finished very quickly.

Have a look at this video of a Sak Yant tattoo being performed on the next page.


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