Each Sak yant tattoo is believed to evoke supernatural powers, protect the owner from calamity and bring good luck.
Sak yant, also known as sak yan or yantra, is a Thai form of "divine" tattooing with sacred inscriptions written in ancient Khmer. It is meant to arouse supernatural powers, and is considered an amulet to protect the owner from disasters and bring good luck. Each tattoo is likened to a blessing, showing the way for people to get out of the spell, created by masters in the art of magical tattooing.
Appearing from the time of Angkor
today's Sak yant is part of the identity of the Golden Temple country. Not only Thai people have magical tattoos, but many tourists around the world come here to ask for a sacred amulet. One of them is the viking jersey famous actress Angelina Jolie with a 5-line tattoo on the back of her shoulder.
The 5-line tattoo (Hah Taew Yant) is the most