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

Angelina Jolie Thai Tattoo Meaning

Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo's Mean

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

Both 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. 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.


Both 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?

Angelina Jolie Sak Yant Tattoo Design and Meanings

สักยันต์ - Sak Yant

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




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

What do Angleina Jolie Tattoos Mean?

It is important to understand that the Sak Yant Tattoo is considered a magical talisman among the people of Thailand and Cambodia. While is is often preformed by Thai Monks, the Sak Yant tradition is an aspect of Thai Culture that has been incorporated into Thai Buddhism. The Sak Yant tradition is not strictly a Buddhist tradition. For more details you may go to What is a Sak Yant Tattoo?

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

Angelina Jolie's Sak Yant Hah Taew (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 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.

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.

Angelina Jolie's Sak Yant Kraw Petch (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 Sak Yant Suea Liaw lang (Tiger)

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.


Suea Hiaw lang, 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 Sak Yant Yant Phutson

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 Sak Yant Yant ViHan Pha Chad Sada

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.


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