Where & How to get a Real Sak Yant in Chiang Mai Thailand

The Best Place to Get a Authentic Sak Yant in Chiang Mai

You have a choice of a couple of places where you can get a Real Sak Yant in Chiang Mai – But when you want to find the best place where to get a Real Thai Bamboo Tattoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand – With a Real Magical Blessing……. There is really only Sak Yant Chiang Mai.   

Indeed, you may have researched online and found many blog posts who recommend certain providers who charge twice as much for the same service with the same Sak Yant Master.   While these providers pay affiliate commissions to bloggers who recommend them, Sak Yant Chiang Mai is a co-op of over 10-12 different Monks and Ajarns offering a variety of Services and Sak Yant Masters for half the cost.

How to get a Traditional Thai Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand

sak yant tattoo in chiangmai
Where to get a Real Sak Yant in Chiang Mai - From a Temple Monk or a Sak Yant Masters Samnak

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

If you are wanting to know where and how to get a Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai Thailand – You have come to the right place.


Sak Yant Chiang Mai:

We are a co-op of Sak Yant Masters who joined together to provide an authentic Thai Tattoo and Blessing experience with a variety of individual options just like Thai people would expect.  We created a shop front where you can come in and discuss your desires, magical blessings and examine over 200 different designs to find which of the many varieties of services best fits your individual needs and desires.

At Sak Yant Chiang Mai, we go above and beyond to provide a truly unique and spiritual experience. We have been very lucky that so many of our guests have commented on a vast majority of our reviews that their visit to get a Real Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai was …. “One of the best experiences of my life”

Quick Look at How to get a Real Sak Yant in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Understanding your Choices

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

What is the difference between a Monk and a Sak Yant 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 Sak Yant 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 Saturday

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

Where to Get a Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai Thailand: Monks Temple or In-House at Sak Yant Chiang Mai

In House Sak Yant Chiang Mai

In-House Sak Yant


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.

Temple Sak Yant


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

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

We know that making the choice of where to get a Sak Yant in Chiang Mai 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. We will provide you with the Rules after obtaining a Traditional Thai Tattoo and provide medicated ointment. We go above and beyond anyone else making Sak Yant Chiang Mai the best place for finding out how to get a Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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.

Our Office and Tour Pick Up Location
Follow Us

First check out the FAQ Section

Book Additional People on your Sak Yant in Chiang Mai 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

How to Get a Sak Yant in Chiang Mai?

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