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Sak Yant – Thai Sacred Geometry (Yant/Yantra) tattooed in the skin. Sak Yant is an Ancient magical practice of Sacred Geometry, using Buddhist, Brahman and Animist imagery and magical incantations (Kata), written in Khom (Ancient script used to write Pali Sanskrit).

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1728x2592px 1.18 MB
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
7 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 8, 2005, 5:55:36 PM
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666Darks's avatar
Truly something amazing to look at. An the title really says it all. :D
Where can you get these done?
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This temple close to Bangkok, Thailand is one of the most famous [link]
Thanks for letting me know! I might go on a retreat and visit one of these temples one day ^^
Myronavitch's avatar
I fine something new almost every day form the ancient past that inspires further investigation. Thank for this fine
image of a true devote.
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Thank you very much for your kind words :)
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What an extraordinary tattoo!
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Wonderful picture and tattoo!!!
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can u tell me wat all this is btw? im like lost as hell
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these are protective tattoos. they are a form of an amulet tattooed on the skin.
ah okeydoeky
dats wats up? was this udn by machine or the traditional thai style or wat?
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It was done the traditional way using a single sharp tool. see this link : [link]
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wow . now i'm sure that wasnt in one sitting :D
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definitely not :)
it takes months of several sessions per week to complete such work. these are done the traditional way using the single needle manual method which is quite painful (see this one also [link]), in addition, the monks who perform it are claim to be "imbedding" the symbols with the mystical power that activates them. It is not uncommon for the recipient to be possessed by the spirit of the symbol, "tiger" in the case of the person in the photo, where it took 6 people to hold him down until his energy calmed down.
Tiger Tattoos such as the one here is common among Muay Tai fighters (Thai kick boxers). There are others that are popular among police officers which they claim to have various functions including being resistant to bullets..
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yeah i used to practice muay thai for 3yrs and i've seen similar ink on thai fighters . its a really nice piece of artwork .
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