Sak Yant tattooing

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Sak Yant tattooing

Sak Yant tattooing (Thai: สักยันต์sak yan is a form of tattooing. It consists of sacred geometrical, animal and deity designs accompanied by Pali phrases that are said to offer power, protection, fortune, charisma and other benefits for the bearer. Sak yan designs originate from the Khmer empire and are normally tattooed by ruesi (the Thai form of rishi), wicha (magic) practitioners, and Buddhist monks, traditionally with a metal rod sharpened to a point.