How to get a Real Sak Yant in Chiang Mai Thailand

The Best Place to Get a Sak Yant in Thailand ... Sak Yant in Chiang Mai

Get a Traditional Thai Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Sak Yant Tattoo is an awesome Cultural and Spiritual experience that has never been easier to get for yourself. Compare the options with How to get a Sak Yant in Chiang Mai

1) Monk or Ajarn Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai

2) In-House or Temple Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai

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Welcome to the Best Place to get a Sak Yant Tattoo in Thailand – Sak Yant Chiang Mai

The popularity of getting a Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai Thailand, has created a growing number of options with tour companies and part-time guides each offering to take you to their favorite Sak Yant Master.  With all of these Sak Yant Tattoo choices available, Sak Yant Chiang Mai stands head and shoulders above the rest by being the only place that has multiply real Monks and Sak Yant Masters that work together.

Sak Yant Chiang Mai is the only place over 10 Sak Yant Masters who have banned together, with Thai locals (the Sak Yant Masters chose) to fully explain the traditional process and protocols of receiving a Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand.   Your Sak Yant will be made in comfortable and hygienic environment, Sak Yant Chiang Mai ensures you have a remarkable experience that is as Spiritual as it is Safe!

Sak Yant Chiang Mai is a co-operative effort to provide real information articles directly from the Sak Yant Masters themselves.  Unlike other Tour companies that pay travel bloggers to write articles, and commissions for referring people to them.

We make getting a Sak Yant tattoo in Chiang Mai, easy as this is all we do.  No cross-selling other tour services to Elephants or Tigers – just 100% dedicated solely to Sak Yant Tattoo’s directly from the Co-op of local Monks and Ajarns.

 

1st Decision: Sak Yant from a Monk? or an Ajarn

First:  What is a Sak Yant Tattoo?


Sak Yant or Sak Yant Tattoo (Thai: สักยันต์), is a form of tattooing that originated in ancient Tai peoples. It consists of magical geometrical, animal and deity designs accompanied by Pali phrases that offer power, protection, fortune, charisma and other benefits for the bearer. Today it is practiced in Thailand and Myanmar, and to a much lesser extent in Laos and Cambodia. Sak means “to [tattoo]” in Thai, and Yant is the Thai pronunciation for the Sanskrit word yantra, meaning “magical design” or “mystical insignia”. Hence the Sak Yant Tattoo is a “Magical Tattoo.

Sak Yant Tattoo designs are normally tattooed by ruesi, wicha (magic) practitioners, and Buddhist monks, traditionally with a long metal rod sharpened to a point called a khem sak.  Although today with many health concerns of the westerners obtaining their tattoos, many practitioners are modernized the Tattoo method.

Second:  What is the difference between a Monk and an Ajarn?


Sak Yant Tattoos are done by Sak Yant Masters, which can be either a Monk or an Ajarn.  Both Monks and Ajarns must follow a lifestyle of spiritual dedication, including daily meditation, and hundreds of ethical rules.  Almost always this spiritual training starts at Buddhist Monasteries as a Monk.  Those Monks that show a particular aptitude or interest are able to go to special Temples where in-depth knowledge of spiritual and magical blessings are taught.  Almost every Sak Yant Master, becomes a Master while they are still a Monk at a Temple.

The life of a Monk, is not something that appeals to every person as a long term profession.  Some men want families, children or a life that offers fulfilling other innate potential.  When a Monk decides to move on, but decides they wish to continue living a spiritual life, and one of service to the community –  they can become Ajarns.

A Monk Sak Yant Master resides at the Temple and engages in other Temple duties like every other Monk.  The Sak Yant Ajarn is able to rejoin the community as a Shaman, providing counseling, magical services and blessings to the Thai people.  Having to follow less restrictive rules than Monk’s, a Sak Yant Ajarn can learn disciplines outside of the temple lineage, touch females, drive cars and a variety of normal tasks.

Sak Yant Ajarn

  • Former Monks, now full time Shamans
  • Females OK
  • Less formal and more relaxed situation
  • Able to take photos and videos
  • Sak Yants for personal desires allowed
  • Wider range of Magical skills
  • Include Thai Magic as well as Buddhist Blessings
 
 
 
Chiang Mai Sak Yant Masters

Sak Yant Monk

  • Unable to preform Sak Yant on Females at a Temple (is able at our In-House Service)
  • More formal approach, requiring stricter protocols
  • Can not take photos of the Sak Yant getting done
  • Sometimes busy preforming Monks duties at Temples
  • Some designs are off limits due to personal over spiritual magical blessing
 

2nd Decision: In-House or Temple Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai

What are your Options for a Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai?


Sak Yant Chiang Mai has a wide variety of different Sak Yant tattoo experiences to suit your budget and time constraints.  For those wanting the full on experience there is a half day tour where you are driven to a Monk at their Temple.  Or if you have found a particular Sak Yant Master in Chiang Mai that appeals to you, Sak Yant Chiang Mai will take you your Ajarn of choice.  Unlike other providers who have a single destination and limited design choices; At Sak Yant Chiang Mai, we have a selection of over 10 Sak Yant Masters and over 200 designs.

The other option is Sak Yant Chiang Mai’s In-House service.  Here each of the Sak Yant Masters (both Monks and Ajarns come into Chiang Mai’s old city to provide the Traditional Thai Tattoo and blessing.  The In-House service and the Temple Tour service both offer the same Sak Yant, the same blessing from the same Sak Yant Masters.  The Tour option still exists for those who want to experience the full adventure of going out to a rural Temple and receiving the Sak Yant at the Monks home ground.

The tour option will require following stricter protocols of behavior, standard of dress, and females can not get a Sak Yant from a Temple (we have a Monk who has his own Samnuk).  Out at the Temples, it is physically less comfortable (concrete floors and no AC) where as In-House we have carpeted flooring and Air Conditioned rooms.  A Temple tour will take about 3 hours, where as the In-house are hour long appointments.  So your age, desire for comfort and time restrictions can factor on your best choice.

In-House Sak Yant in Chiang Mai

Get a Sak Yant In Chiang Mai’s Old City from visiting Monks and Ajarns from just 2000 Baht

 

In-House Schedule

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Temple Sak Yant in Chiang Mai

Get a Sak Yant in Chiang Mai from a Temple Monk in a remote location just 2500 Baht plus donation

 

Temple Monk Tour Schedule

Monday to Saturday at 9.00am and 1.30pm

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Sak Yant Chiang Mai is Thailand’s leading Sak Yant provider – Over 10 Independent Sak Yant Masters working in Hygienic and comfortable Samnaks

Temple Sak Yant

5/5

Sak Yant Chiang Mai Temple Sak Yant is an incredible experience as you are taken to beautiful remote Temples in the Chiang Mai countryside and experience a Traditional Thai Sak Yant Tattoo from a real working Monk.

2500 Baht (1st person) and discounted 1500 Baht (each extra person) plus cost of Sak Yant Donation

Sak Yant by Monk at Temple
In House Sak Yant Chiang Mai

In-House Sak Yant

5/5

Sak Yant Chiang Mai In-house service. Monks or Ajarns (Sak Yant Master) visits and works from our Air Conditioned and comfortable Samnak (holy room) in the Old City of Chiang Mai. Each day has a different visiting Master.

 

Starting at 2000 baht per hour including the donation when booked online in advance.

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Our job at Sak Yant Chiang Mai is to make your Sak Yant Choice Easy!

We know that making the choice can be confusing, We will talk with you about your desires and intentions and choice of designs.  We will make sure you understand the process and how to act when in front of a Sak yant Master and receiving a Tattoo.

Choice Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai

Talk to us about your Intentions

We understand all the options can make the choice a difficult one.  When it comes time for you to make a booking just let us know ….

Temple Tour or In-house Service

If you are Male or Female (Or if both tell us in the notes)

We will take care of all the rest and ensure you have a magical experience by selecting from one of over 10 Monks and Ajarns we have available.

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Book Additional People on your Sak Yant Tattoo Experience

 

1500 Baht Extra per Person getting a Sak Yant (Save 1000 Baht)

500 Baht for friends just wanting to watch

 

Our In-house service, it is free for your friends to watch

Sak Yant Tour Discount Proce

Sak Yant in Chiang Mai: Our In-House Monks

Sak Yant Master Monk Rachon
Sak Yant Tattoo by Rachon Monk with Steel Needle

Our Visiting Monk at our Old City Location
No tour costs
Steel Needle
Air Conditioned room
Walk in appointments available
Monk Fee: 2000 Baht (more if getting large Sak Yant)
Expert Quality Tattoo Work
Same Protocols as in a Temple
1000 Baht Deposit required for Booking (leaving 1000 Donation)

Sak Yant Master Monk Eak
Sak Yant Tattoo by Eak Monk with Steel Needle

Our Visiting Monk at our Old City Location
No tour costs
Steel Needle
Air Conditioned room
Walk in appointments available
Monk Fee: 2000 Baht (more if getting large Sak Yant)
Expert Quality Tattoo Work
Same Protocols as in a Temple
1000 Baht Deposit required for Booking (leaving 1000 Donation)

Sak Yant Master Monk Rung
Sak Yant Tattoo by Rung Monk with Steel Needle

Our Visiting Monk at our Old City Location
No tour costs
Steel Needle
Air Conditioned room
Walk in appointments available
Monk Fee: 2000 Baht (more if getting large Sak Yant)
Expert Quality Tattoo Work
Same Protocols as in a Temple
1000 Baht Deposit required for Booking (leaving 1000 Donation)

Sak Yant in Chiang Mai: Our In-House Arjans

Sak Yant Master Dang
Sak Yant Tattoo by Ajarn Dang with Steel Needle

Our Visiting Monk at our Old City Location
No tour costs
Steel Needle
Air Conditioned room
Walk in appointments available
Monk Fee: 2000 Baht (more if getting large Sak Yant)
Expert Quality Tattoo Work
Same Protocols as in a Temple
1000 Baht Deposit required for Booking (leaving 1000 Donation)

Sak Yant Master Ajarn Tom
Sak Yant Tattoo by Ajarn Tom with Steel Needle or Machine

Our Visiting Monk at our Old City Location
No tour costs
Steel Needle
Air Conditioned room
Walk in appointments available
Monk Fee: 2000 Baht (more if getting large Sak Yant)
Expert Quality Tattoo Work
Same Protocols as in a Temple
1000 Baht Deposit required for Booking (leaving 1000 Donation)

Sak Yant Ajarn Sam
Sak Yant Tattoo by Ajarn Sam with Steel Needle

Our Visiting Monk at our Old City Location
No tour costs
Steel Needle
Air Conditioned room
Walk in appointments available
Monk Fee: 2000 Baht (more if getting large Sak Yant)
Expert Quality Tattoo Work
Same Protocols as in a Temple
1000 Baht Deposit required for Booking (leaving 1000 Donation)