What do Angelina Jolie Tattoos Mean? Jolie Sak Yant

The meanings behind Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoos

Angelina Jolie Back Tattoo Meanings of her Sak Yant

Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo's Meaning

Angelina Jolie Thai Tattoos on her back first grabbed the attention and interest in Traditional Sak Yant Tattoos around the world, when she was made an honorary Cambodia citizen during the filming of First They Killed My Father in 2017. Angelina Jolie Back Tattoo choice on this occasion was the Twin Tiger Sak Yant in which she had famed Sak Yant Master Ajarn Noo Kanpai flown from Bangkok to Siem Reap in Cambodia, where she was filming.  

Angelina Jolie first Sak Yant Tattoo was done by Ajarn Noo Kanpai in 2003. Angelina added another back tattoo in 2004, and following the Sak Yant Tradition of using the same Sak Yant Master. Each of Angelina Jolie Thai Sak Yant tattoos have been done by Ajarn Noo ever since.

Both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have, over several visits obtained their Sak Yant Tattoos from Ajarn Noo who has now become one of the most well known Sak Yant Masters in Thailand.  Now days this fame means not many people can now afford to go to the same Sak Yant Master; as Ajarn Noo now charges about $3000-5000 for a basic Sak Yant Tattoo.

There is no doubt that Angelina Jolie’s Sak Yant Tattoos have created an increase interest in the ancient art form with western visitors to Thailand. Other celebrity like Anthony Bourdain received his Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand from a different Sak Yant Master to the one Jolie used for her Traditional Thai Tattoos.

What are Angelina Jolie Back Tattoos? | Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoos

While Angelina Jolie Tattoos are mixed, she has predominantly chosen the Ancient Traditional Thai Tattoo Style in a form that is known as Sak Yant on her back.  Both Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoos and Brad Pitt (and indeed Anthony Bourdain) Sak Yant Tattoo’s are a magical and mystic form of talisman that include prayers given when applied and a Blessing to charge the Tattoo with magical intention.

This is why in almost all articles about Angelina Jolie’s Tattoos the author makes mention of former Monks and Sak Yant Masters (Ajarns) to highlight that Angelina Jolie Tattoos mean something special.  Due to the popularity in Real Sak Yant Tattoos from celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Anthony Bourdain there are a few Tattoo studios who have jumped on the internet bandwagon and attempt to convince you that a Fake Sak Yant by a Tattoo artist will suffice.

They do not! A Real Sak Yant is a magical Tattoo, that requires years of study as a monk and the Sak Yant Master to live a spiritual life. This is one of the reasons Angelina had her Sak Yant Master flown to Cambodia from Bangkok rather than use a Tattoo Artist.  You can find out here Why you don’t get a Sak Yant from a Tattoo Studio

Angelina Jolies Tattoo Meaning
Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo were not done at a Tattoo Studio by a Tattoo Artist. Real Sak Yants need to be done by Real Sak Yant Masters

Who did Angelina Jolie Back Sak Yant Tattoos? | Ajarn Noo Kanpai - Thailand

Who did Angelia Sak Yant - Ajarn Noo Kanpai
Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo were done by Sak Yant Master Ajarn Noo

Many people want to know who did Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoos on her back, so that they can replicate them for themselves.  The good news is that Ajarn Noo Kanpai, the Sak Yant Master who made Angelina Jolie back tattoos (along with Brad Pitt Tattoos) is available for booking.

The bad news is that he is now so famous that his asking price for a basic Sak Yant Tattoo is about US$2000.  Often this will be done by one of his students and he will preform the Blessing.  As a comparison the same design would cost $60 at Sak Yant Chiang Mai.

Ajarn Noo Kanpai is a Sak Yant Grand Master who spent spent 5 to 6 years in a Temple to gain the knowledge of Sak Yant Thai Tattoo Designs. He is very well known among other Sak Yant Masters around Thailand and of course internationally as a first pick for past celebrities. 

Ajarn Noo has created one of the most successful commercialization of the Sak Yants, offering a wide variety of collaborations of products for sale in addition to providing Sak Yants themselves.  

Angelina Jolie’s Sak Yant Tattoo | What is a Sak Yant

สักยันต์ - Sak Yant

Sak    – meaning “to tap” or, “to tattoo”

Yant   – meaning “Yantra”. Originally derived from the Sanskrit word “Yantra”.

Sak Yant is thought to have originated more than 2,000 years ago from Tai tribes living in Southwestern China and Northwest Vietnam. The art gradually spread southwards into Asia, but nowadays its main practitioners are to be found in Thailand. Hence they are often referred to as Angelina Jolie’s Thai Tattoos

These designs are made up of sacred geometrical, animal or deity designs and are completed with Pali script offering the bearer benefits such as:

Power, Protection, Fortune and Charisma.

When receiving a traditional Sak Yant tattoo it will consist of 3 different components:

The Design, The Magic Script and associated Mantra Prayer Blessing.

Details of each of Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning: Sak Yant Meaning

Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning | Hah Taew Sak Yant (Five Line)

Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo Meaning
Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning Hah Taew Sak Yant (Five Line)

Angelina Jolie Back Tattoo on the left shoulder. This is a Master Sak Yant

Over the centuries, either by accident or design, the original 5 lines of script which were written in Khom, an ancient Khmer language, underwent several changes and in recent years, several Sak Yant Ajarns have completely replaced the original 5 lines of script with lines of their own.Hah Taew, represents 5 yants or magical spells. Each one will be done individually and the following magical spells have been cast to do as described below.
*  The first row prevents unjust punishment and leans in your favor when the area is grey, cleans out unwanted spirits and protects the place you live in.
* The second row reverses and protects against bad horoscope constellations and bad fortune.
* The third row protects you from the use of black magic and anyone who tries to put a curse on you.
* The fourth row energizes your good luck, success and fortune in your future ambitions and life style.
* The fifth row is to gain charisma and attraction to the opposite sex. It is also is a boost to the fourth row.

It helps you regarding luck, virtue, wealth, success in business. Anyone who receives this Yant is protected from bad times and failure in life.

Angelina Jolie 5 Line Sak Yant Tattoo would cost between 10,0000-15000 Baht from Angelina Ajarn. Or you can get the Same Authentic and Real Sak Yant for 2500 Baht from Sak Yant Chiang Mai

Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning | Kraw Petch Sak Yant (Diamond Armour)

Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo Meaning
Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning Kraw Petch (Diamond Armour)

Angelina Jolie Back Tattoo on the right shoulder. This yantra highlights the powerful of virtues of Buddha. It helps you regarding luck, virtue, wealth, success in business. Anyone who receives this Yant is protected from bad times and failure in life.

The Temple where this design was created also describes that one who recites this Kata everyday shall have his body covered with a Diamond Armour and will be protected from all dangers, he shall never be able to be destroyed by his enemies. In addition, the enemy will be destroyed through a strange phenomenon because of the reflective result from the magic Diamond Armour.

Angelina Jolie’s Kraw Petch Sak Yant tattoo will be helped with regard to:

Success in business

It also helps to protect against bad times and failures in one’s life

Angelina Jolie Diamond Armour Sak Yant Tattoo would cost between 10,0000-15000 Baht from Angelina Ajarn. Or you can get the Same Authentic and Real Sak Yant for 2500 Baht from Sak Yant Chiang Mai

Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning | Suea Liaw lang Sak Yant (Tiger looking back)

Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo Meaning
Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning Suea Liaw lang (Tiger looking back)

The Thai Tattoo on Angelina Jolie lower back is the Tiger Looking Back.  Tigers in there various forms represents power and authority.  A Tiger turning its head to gaze behind. Removal of Bad Karma and to take the Brunt of bad luck is the main purpose.

Angelina Jolie’s Suea Hiaw Lang Sak Yant Tattoo, or “tiger looking back” represents protection from behind, having the Tiger watching your back. Most of the animal Yants have the attributes of that animal, the tiger has stealth, speed and power.

This Yant is suitable for people with authority and respect. As well as giving the bearer a fearful aura, it also represents compassion and kindness. This Yant is said to be helpful in business negotiations, managing employees, finances and helps develop communication skills. 

It is said that the tiger looking back is best suited to those who are highly respected in the community. This Yant requires that the wearer must be a responsible and caring person and use their authority in a positive way.

Angelina Jolie Tiger Looking Back Sak Yant Tattoo would cost between 25,0000-35000 Baht from Angelina’s Ajarn Noo.  Or you can get the Same Authentic and Real Sak Yant for 4000-5000 Baht from Sak Yant Chiang Mai

Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning | Yant Phutson Sak Yant

Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo Meaning Yant Phutson
Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning Yant Phutson

At the top center of Angelina Jolie’s back is the Phutson. This Sak Yant of Angelina is between her five line (on her left upper back) and the Diamond Armor (on Jolie upper right back).

The Sak Yant Phutson or Yant of the five gods inspires true belief in the virtues it represents. This is a very popular and well know talisman for Thai people from the past to the present.

It is the highest talisman (A Master Talisman) and multi-purpose. The Sak Yant represents having and acting with great mercy towards yourself and others.

Amassing great fortune in both the physical and spiritual realms.  Wearing this charm provides good luck and promotion in life.

Angelina Jolie Phutson Sak Yant Tattoo would cost between 10,0000-15000 Baht from Angelina’s Ajarn Noo. Or you can get the Same Authentic and Real Sak Yant for 2000 Baht from Sak Yant Chiang Mai

Angelina Jolie Tattoo Meaning | Yant ViHan Pha Chad Sada Sak Yant

Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo Meaning
Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo Meaning Yant ViHan Pha Chad Sada

In the middle of Angelina Jolie’s back is the Sak Yant ViHan Pha Chad Sada.

This really consist of two Sak Yants, the upper is a square box with magical text inside of it.  This is an original Sak Yant created by Ajarn Noo especially for Angelina and has been very difficult to find the exact meaning for.  When asked his reply is just ‘protection’ which can be a term to describe all of Jolie’s back tattoos.

Sak Yant Talisman square represents the four continents and  the four elements of earth, water, wind, fire. Each box contains text but the order of which direction within the square make it impossible for anyone to really know it’s meaning except for Ajarn Noo.

At the bottom is an inverted variation of the 9 Peaks Sak Yant.  The 9 Peaks is a master Yant that is used to remind a person to remain true to their spiritual path – but also remain grounded in reality

Angelina Jolie ant ViHan Pha Chad Sada Sak Yant Tattoo would cost between 30,0000-35000 Baht from Angelina’s Ajarn Noo. Or you can get a similar (as this was a special design) Authentic and Real Sak Yant for 4000 Baht from Sak Yant Chiang Mai

Don’t get Fake Sak Yants from Tattoo Parlors

Angelina Jolie did not get her Sak Yant’s from a Tattoo Parlor in Thailand

What do Angleina Jolie Tattoos Mean?

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Anthony Bourdain did not get their Sak Yant Tattoos from a Tattoo Parlor – so why would you? Many Tattoo shops have provided incorrect Sak Yant Designs for years to the gullible tourist. With the advent of Websites, many are now providing information about Sak Yants online in the hopes to maintain this income over valuing the Thai Culture.

However the Sak Yant remains a sacred and spiritual tattoo that no amount of special pleading from a Tattoo Shop website can justify.  Tattoo Artists just do not have the knowledge of magical arts, and do not spend the majority of their life dedicating themselves to Spiritual pursuits.  It would seem obvious that to provide a magic and sacred Sak Yant Tattoo, you should at least have studied the magical system and understand them. 

You can find more details at the following articles. 

Sak Yants Myths and Information and

Why you don’t get a Sak Yant from a Tattoo Shop.


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Absolutely delighted with our experience with getting our sak yant at this samnak. My daughter had her sights set on a sak yant while in Thailand. We researched and determined Chiang Mai was the best place and this samnak the best option. We had not made an appointment and they were all booked but she went to the studio early and they told her to come back after closing hours. We arrived and the friendly staff worked with her on choosing her design. When in the samnak, Arjan Sam was kind, open, friendly, and had a peaceful energy. She gave her offering (which included the fee) and he did her 5 lines really fast. So fast that I decided to get myself a small sak yant. After chatting with Arjan Sam about my mindset and locations, we settled on inner wrist and I let Arjan Sam have discretion to decide what he thought I should have. He gave me a tiger heart for strength and protection. I feel so blessed and grateful for this gift. (FYI, it does hurt in a stinging way (like bees) but was much faster than a trad tattoo.) Overall, the experience was perfect from start to finish and I would not hesitate to recommend them for anyone seeking to carry a blessing on their body. Khop Kun Ka. ????
John and Onika
John and Onika
It is about destiny that I end up getting sak yant here. It is not about choosing where you should get sak yant because for me the whisper of God already lead me to this place. Absolutely amazing to meet Arjan and stuffs members at Sak Yant Chiang Mai they help me through all the process beginning till the end everything went smoothly. Can’t wait for near future for more sak yant.
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La miglior esperienza per la seconda volta . Staff gentilissimo , si prendono cura di te en entrambe le volte chi ha effettuato il Sak yant é stato bravissimo . Continuate con questa professionalità e spiritualità .
Francesca Quarto
Francesca Quarto
If you are wanting to get a Sak Yant in Thailand, look no further! I set up my appointment about a month in advance online. The process was super easy, and the website has all the information you need laid out in an easily understood layout. Unfortunately the temple sessions were already booked when I looked to schedule, so I recommend booking those as early as you can. You will need to put down a 1,000 baht deposit (about $28 US). Upon arrival, Ging was so helpful and sweet! She walked me through the whole process before I even met the Ajarn. I watched the 10 minute video from the email confirmation the night before my tattoo, so that was really helpful too! Ajarn Sam did my Sak Yant, and he was absolutely amazing! The detail is stunning. I brought my niece who decided she wanted one as well, and they were able to accommodate her wish in under two hours after mine was complete. This was my 5th tattoo but first tattoo done with the traditional style. I got it in the middle of my back. In terms of pain, I think it hurt less than a gun. The most pain was on my spine and shoulder blades. Highly recommend this establishment and the wonderful staff !
Roshalle Kraus
Roshalle Kraus
My husband and I booked our appointment a few months in advance and looked through the amazing Sak yants before our appointment to make sure the ones we liked were doable (some options say they’ll take two hours or they’re quite large and seem like they’d need more time). The people who work here are so kind and very helpful. My husband and I did the temple tour and tattooing at the temple… it was a lovely experience as we were there the day of a holiday. We met a few locals, the monks dog and got to know our driver/translator Mickey! The whole process was wonderful from start to finish. This was an amazing honeymoon experience for my husband and I. We’ll definitely be back and get another one at the temple!
Megan Paccione
Megan Paccione
Had such an amazing magical experience from the moment you walk in the door the staff make u feel welcome the lovely ladies at the front desk offer u tea and snacks and explain the process for you. The ajarns are very professional and if you are in chiang mai this is an experience you wouldn't want to miss I enjoyed it so much I came back the next day. Thank you Sak Yant
Ken Lowen
Ken Lowen
I came here to receive a special tattoo to celebrate my birthday and this wonderful Thailand experience. My service was booked in a timely manner. The provider was kind and did my tattoo quickly and effectively. The space was clean, peaceful and comfortable. I highly recommend this place for the tattoo and the experience. Thank you ???????? sawadee ka
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Super expérience, un tatouage magnifique et tout le personnel est vraiment incroyable ???? je reviendrais pour un prochain tatouage c’est certains
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