Where to get a Sak Yant tattoo in Europe ?
Sak Yant tattoos are sacred buddhist tattoos that blend geometrical symbols and ancient buddhist prayers.
Originally worn by Cambodian and Thai warriors to protect them during the battles, they are known to provide magical powers to whoever carries them, and are therefore growing extremely popular across the world.
Sak Yant are given by a qualified monk (Ajarn) during a solemn buddhist ceremony, that will include various prayers and chants.
Of course, people who are interested in getting such tattoos usually travel to Thailand, where they'll easily be able to find a qualified Ajarn, but one of the recurrent question I get is "where can I get a legitimate Sak Yant tattoo in Europe ?"
To my knowledge, there isn't any Thai monk tattooing Sak Yant on this side of the planet, but there is one Belgian Ajarn who has trained in Thailand, and received the blessings of several monks. You can find Ajarn Pat Dee Wan in his studio in Brussels.
If you live in Paris, he'll be borrowing the Sanhugi studio from the 24th to the 31st of March 2018. Don't miss him !
If you're not ready yet to get your body and soul etched with these magical tattoos, you now have the opportunity to wear a Sackara T-shirt or Polo, blessed by a Thai monk, Luang Phau Chang from the century-old temple Wat Thung Kha in Narathiwat, Thailand.