In Thailand, a country with a culture deeply rooted in spirituality and superstition, tattoos are a lot more than just skin deep. Traditional Thai tattoos, known as Yantra tattoos are believed to have strong magical powers. Thai culture has a complex mix of Hindu, Brahman, Animist and Buddhist traditions, and the Yantra tattoos incorporate most of these elements. Although ingrained in Hindu culture, the tattoos, known in Thailand as ÒSak YantÓ are heavily influenced by the ancient KhmersÕ form of Sanskrit which was renowned for its magical powers.

Arjan Noo Kanphai is a famous Thai tattoo artist.
Tattooing mystic Buddhist warlock rock star is more like it. He is respected and venerated by masters, monks, movie stars (Angelina Jolie), gangsters, police, high and low society alike for his beautiful and powerful protective tattoos that are traditionally called Sak Yant.

In Thailand, a country with a culture deeply rooted in spirituality and superstition, tattoos are a lot more than just skin deep. Traditional Thai tattoos, known as Yantra tattoos are believed to have strong magical powers.

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