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✦ Thai Yantra tattooing or Sak Yant is a form of tattooing sometimes using Indian yantra designs.
Yantra is common in the “Dharmic religions”, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.
The practice of Sak Yant originated over 2,000 years ago amongst the Tai tribes of Southwestern China and northwest Vietnam.
It consists of sacred geometrical, animal, or deity designs, which are accompanied by Pali phrases that offer the bearer of the tattoo magical benefits, such as:
A traditional Sak Yant consists of three different components:
- The Yantra
- The Pali Text
- The Associated Mantra
This ancient art gradually spread as far south as Indonesia and the Philippines, but these days, it is mainly practiced in Thailand and to a small extent in the neighboring countries of Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar (formerly Burma).
✦ Yantra tattoos are believed to be magic and bestow mystical powers, protection, or good luck. There are three main effects of a yantra tattoo. One is that which benefits the wearer, such as making them more eloquent. Another is that of protection and warding off evil and hardship. This is commonly used by military personnel, police, taxi drivers, gangsters, and others in perceived dangerous professions. Another type is that which affects people around the wearer, such as invoking fear. The yantra is only as powerful as the Arjun that applies it, and only confers its powers so long as the bearer observes Buddhist rules and taboos.