What do Angelina Jolie's Sak Yant Thai Tattoos Mean?

What is Angelina Jolie's Sak Yant Thai Tattoo Meaning?

Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo's Mean

Angelina Jolie's Sak Yant Thai Tattoos

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have, over several visits obtained their Thai Tattoo’s (called Sak Yant) from one of Bangkok’s more well known Ajarns. 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. In fact there are hundreds of articles writtern about Angelina Jolies Tattoos – but very few of them give any description of the names and meanings of each of Angelinas tattoos

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got each of their Sak Yant’s on separate occasions over many years as is the tradition of only getting one design as required. At Sak Yant Chiang Mai, one of our Ajarns asked the man himself, Ajarn Noo, just exactly what does Angelina Jolie’s Sak Yant Tattoo’s mean?

สักยันต์ - Sak Yant

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

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

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

Angelina Jolie’s Hah Taew Sak Yant Tattoo (Five line)


This is what is known as a Master Yant, in that it comprises many blessings rolled into one design.  Angelina’s Hah Taew Sak yant is written in Khom, an ancient Khmer language which is common with Ajarns in the middle to South of Thailand.  In Northern Thailand (Chiang Mai Provence)  where the 5 line originated it uses the more attractive and powerful Lanna Language script.

Angelina Jolie’s Hah Taew Sak Yant Tattoo, 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.

Angelina Jolie’s Kraw Petch Sak Yant tattoo (Diamond Armour)


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’s Suea Liaw lang Sak Yant Tattoo (Tiger looking back)

Angelina jolie tiger sak yant

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’s Yant Phutson Sak Yant tattoo

Yant Phutson

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’s Yant ViHan Pha Chad Sada Sak Yant Tattoo

What do Angelina Jolies Thai tattoos Mean?

This consist of two 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.  


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.


Fake Sak Yants from Tattoo Parlors

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

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.

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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