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Sak Yant - Thai Tattoos

Sak Yant by Young Master

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. In a rural village temple outside Chiang Mai  there is  young monk who has become recognized amoung Thai Buddhist monks as a master of the Thai Buddhist Tattoos or "Sak Yant". He is not famous like some other monks for doing imfamous gangster's tattoos but more for the respect he has earned from his fellow monks for his "special skills' he is well known amoung Thai monks visit him for his mystical power tattoos, not for doing famous westerner celebrities but for being true to his gift..


monk bronze satue

When one first lays ones eyes on "Pra Akenarin Yanaweero" you will think to yourself but he is so very young, with his baby like face and charming smile you wonder... is he old enough to have true powers to be called a master?



Local village displays his Sak Yant

Local village displays his Sak Yant.


Then just maybe you think, is that our western concept, that the body is all there is? Then one recalls the Buddhist belief that we are reincarnated, just maybe he was a revered monk in his last life.

Thai temple building chiang mai

"Pra Akenarin Yanaweero" has become quite famous among other monks and practitioners for his skills as a Sak Yant Master. Not just for his skill with the needle but for their belief in the powers behind the needle and designs. When ask I asked he wants to do a tattoo for a foreigner, he simple stated in Thai of course "I love to do Tattoos" like it was is purpose for being. It has now been some time since I first meet ""Pra Akenarin Yanaweero"" and he has since become a full monk and still has a calm about him that gives one a sense of ease.

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So if your interested in a proper Thai Buddhist Tattoo be sure to check out "Pra Akenarin Yanaweero" and get the tattoo that will last a life time and just perhaps benefit your life as well, by offer you some mystical charms as well. Please ask me and I can arrange  a time for you. Remember he does not, as tradition dictates, do Tattooing on Wensdays and Buddha days.












The gallery of "Pra Akenarin  first Farang tattooing"

"Pra Akenarin" is young in body, but in soul, a great many generations older.

If you wish to have a Sak Yant it can be arranged but it will cost for aranging and transportation for one person is about 3,000 baht and for two people is 3,500 baht. Please note that does not include monk donations. If interested please book in advance by emailing    .Jit at

Please understand "Pra Akenarin Yanaweero" is like all proper Thai Monks not inclined to touch women and thus prefers not to do Sak Yant on women. 



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       ited in mid-town, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago.A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi which contains a hair of the Lord Buddha, having nine-tiered umbrella, made of gold weighing approximately 6,498.75 grams...

Chiang Rai

      on the bank of the Kok River within town area, contains what is believed to be the oldest Holy Relic even before King Mengrai built Chiang Rai. Doi Chom Thong has been a sacred site for aextremely long time. The site was surely reverenced as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area.

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