Sak Yant Designs and Meanings

Sak Yant Designs and Meanings

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Sak Yant Designs and Meanings of Traditional Thai Tattoos

Sak Yant Masters undergo years of studying to learn the Kata language and the meaning of the designs. Knowledge is necessary to fully understand the meanings and intricacies of Sak Yant tattoos.
Sak Yant Designs and Meanings

Why is it difficult to find out the Sak Yant Tattoo Meanings of Thai Tattoo Design’s?

An authentic Sak Yant tattoo uses a basic design as a template, which the Sak Yant Master then customizes by altering the chant/spell kata text. Some sites say that it is matched to the individual’s specific wishes and desires. But in reality the chants are related to the design. The chants do not say anything, its sounds, magical sounds, a chant. This chants are authentic to the Sak Yant master and cannot be replicated by a tattoo artist who lacks the ability to read and modify the magical script. To ensure the desired outcome, Authentic, trained masters like ours. Understanding the tattoo’s meaning can be difficult. We will translate as good as we can with the help of our masters. 

You should do your home work on the masters before getting a Yant from them, as 80% just copy, and they don’t know what they are copying, which can mean nothing as the original master will not show there chants correct in books or the internet. But obviously they can copy from pictures of Sak Yant done on clients. 

Sak Yant Tattoo Meaning

There are lots of designs with attached meanings and we will do the most popular ones on this page. We have other pages which will show many designs and also groups they are in. First we will start with, only Sak Yant Masters can do Yantras, monks are not allowed to do them anymore. Sak means to tap with a stick, hand poke. Yant is a chant, sounds, while the master is chanting he is thinking about what is to be put in the chant. The chant will go around and around as he ads the magic into it. It can take a long time, so they only do this one time. This is white magic. When the master welcomes you, he can do the a offering blessing before you get the tattoo or after the the Sak Yant tattoo is done. First blessing you get is for offerings you present to the Sak Yant master. The next yantra is to activate the design, so they don’t have to spend a long time re doing the design. The third and last blessing is a person blessing from the master to you.

Gao Yord 9 Spires Sak Yant Tattoo Meaning

Sak Yant Designs and Meanings

Gao Yord is normally the first Sak Yant design that is given to a disciple from a Sak Yant master and should be put on the back of the lower neck. It will control all other Yants, like Tigers, Dragon etc, which are powerful, and keep them under control and not let them over run the disciples feelings. This place is for disciple but for the rest of us, it can be placed anywhere above the waist. There is only one rule in Sak Yant tattoo placements. Designs like Buddha, Gods etc, cannot go below the waist. A true master, knows which ones can go below the waist. 

9 is an important number in Buddhism. The Buddha symbols are added to the Yant to give it more power.

There is another name for this Yant, Yant Kroo which means master Yant.

Having the Goa Yord allows you to enter the lineage of the past masters that have been there before us and also become a disciple if you wish to do so.

This is regarded as a powerful Sak Yant and will protect you in many ways. The Kata’s or Yants can be a combination of the Khom script inside the squares and only known by the original masters. I was with a master and he told me that in a similar square design but larger, that there is about 320 Yants in combinations and that’s why some Yant are so powerful. This Yant has 9 magical spells

We have talked to our masters and been informed that this Yant has nothing to do with sacred mountings as we believed before, as read on the internet, there is so much that is misleading.

The spires are known as “Unalome” what represent the crown of the Arahants (Enlightened Saints),


Unalome. The circle at the bottom represents the life you live with the many earthly distractions we encounter in our daily lives. As long as you let these things control your life you will go around in circles. It’s the circular bit at the bottom. It could represent anger, lies, deceit, bad feelings, wrong thoughts and influence from people around you. Get rid of these things and you will get on the ever-increasing spiral. The more you do this the better your life will be. Move onto the second part of the symbol above and if you could look down on it from the top, it would look like a coil. This is where you must unravel these bad influences out of your life. The spiral represents the head and spirals around the crown of the scalp until it reaches the top center point of the scalp. The straight line pointing upwards represents the straight path to Enlightenment without any wavering behavior that the Arahants have accomplished.

It is believed the better you get at cutting these negative influences out, you will get to enlightenment much faster, and known as the straight path to Nirvana. It is also believed it will take many life’s and rebirths.

There are lots of many designs of Unalomes.

Getting a Sak Yant Tattoo Design

Getting a Sak Yant Tattoo Design

There are so many designs to choose from and the most popular, because of there meanings and beauty of the designs are Hah Taew 5 lines and Chad Petch diamond net 5 lines, Gao Yord 9 spires, Pead Tidt 8 directions, single and twin Tigers, Unalomes etc. We have done tens of thousands of Sak Yant Designs on people. We have been doings this for many of years. Our masters have done around 80 years in total between them. They are true masters and I will also say, Sak Yant tattoos have to be by Sak Yant Thai tattoo masters, known as Ajarns. Some sites show monks and imply monks do them. But that is not true, Monks would do them in the past, but as Sak Yant masters and still wear there orange outfits. They should have not done that. True Ajarns wear white outfits, not orange or brown. It has been decided that monks cannot do them anymore. They have to be a monk or a Sak Yant master, not both.

So how do you decide which design you want? Well that is a decision you have to do. Do you want the meaning of a design or do you want the beauty and the meaning. If you chose a design and it does not have the meaning you want, you can ask the translator, assistant to ask the Ajarn master to include your wishers in his blessing/chant. When they do the blessing which is a chant of magical sounds, he will add that in it. This is how it done in the first place. A true master can add anything to the design, no mater what it is. He will do a chant to do that. And when he is doing the chant in his mind he will whish that for you.

Sak Yant Designs and Meanings

Only Sak Yant Masters can design a Sak Yant Thai tattoo. Monks did not do Yant’s and blessings. When a monk did a Sak Yant tattoos and blessings, He would do it as a Sak Yant Master, not a monk. They would still wear the orange robe and people would believe monks do it. Monks are not allowed to do them in Thailand. They have been told they have to become a full time Sak Yant master and wear white robes or stay as a monk, not both. Below is some examples of designs that are available. 

Hah Taew 5 Lines Sak Yant Thai Tattoo

Hah Taew 5 Line Sak Yant Thai Tattoo

Hah Taew 5 lines Sak Yant Thai Tattoo is very popular, representing white magical spells: There are many different ones, but the meaning is the same. What I mean about this, is that a true master has his own Hah Taew Kata yants, 5 Lines. I have seen so many different ones, but has the same results and meaning. They do their own Chant and put the following white magic in them.

The first row – will protect and cleanse your home and clear it of unwanted souls.

The second row – will repel bad karma and bad fortune.

The third row – will protect you against black magic and any kind of curse.

The fourth row – will give you success, fortune, and luck in upcoming ventures.

The fifth row – will energize your personality and enhance your appeal to the opposite sex.

Yant Ha Taew – is designed to improve your Karma and Destiny, gaining its power from the four elements, fire, water, air, and earth.

 Popular with both men and women.

Signify different areas of good fortune and health. This Yant is usually on the shoulder or the base of the neck but can be put anywhere above the waist.

Chat Petch Diamond Armor 5 lines Sak Yant Tattoo

Chat Petch 5 Lines Diamond Net Sak Yant Thai Tattoo

Sak Yant Tattoo, Chat Petch. The sacred Yantra figures are connected and represent spiritual values continua spiritually and artistically. Some of Chat Petch Yantra‘s mystical powers include Supportilly flowing like water. It brings peace and balance, both spiritually and artistically. Some of Chat Petch Yantra’s mystical powers include: Supporting inner power, bringer of good fortune, protection from harm for your family, yourself, and loved ones, and success in business and careers.

This Yant is usually on the shoulder, opposite from the Hah Taew on the other shoulder but can be put anywhere above the waist. The diamond net is thrown around you, to give you protection, from anything that does not do you good.

Dok Bua Thong Golden Lotus Flower, Sak Yant Tattoo

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Dok Bua Thong Sak Yant Tattoo for attracting love and luck, or to ensure successful progress in negotiations, while it also possesses qualities for spiritual cleansing of the mind and the body’s aura. It is normally tattooed on one of the Shoulder blades but can be put anywhere.

Dtao Ruen Turtle House, Sak Yant Tattoo

Turtle Yant Thai Tattoo House Phraya Tao Ruean

Dtao Reun Turtle Sak Yant Tattoo. It is believed that Buddha was once incarnated as a turtle. During that lifetime, the turtle grew to be the size of a house, hence the name Dtao Reun (Turtle House).

This Yant offers the bearer wealth and prosperity, good luck, and long life.

It is also a very lucky animal in Chinese traditions. It is said that this Yant can help one to reduce emotional suffering. Can be tattooed anywhere on the body.

Ganesh Elephant God, Sak Yant Tattoo

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Ganesh Sak Yant Tattoo, Ganesh is all about protection and power, much of his symbolism is related to safeguarding us from life’s physical and subtle obstacles.

His popularity is due to his ability to remove obstacles and because he is known as the Lord of beginnings and therefore chosen by people who are beginning a new chapter in their life.

His elephantine head: The elephant is a symbol of strength and power, whilst many wild elephants are not dangerous, the ones that are found alone in the wild are extremely dangerous and often destructive. whilst they seem as gentle and calm, they have the potential to wreak havoc if they’re treated badly.

His large ears: These show that he listens to those who ask for help from him, with the largeness of them representing his ability to listen to many people.

His large head: This symbolizes his intelligence and thinking ability

His small mouth: This indicates that he listens more and talks less.

His one broken tusk: This represents retaining the good but throwing away the bad that we do not need.

His small eyes: These are for concentrating and one-pointed focus.

His large stomach: This shows that he can consume and digest all the good and bad in life.

Gao Yord 9 Spires, Sak Yant Tattoo

Goa Yord 9 Unalome Spires ID No 5

Sak Yant Tattoo, Gao Yord is normally the first Yant to receive a tattoo. Also referred to as the “Yant Kru”, or “Master Yant”, it is generally tattooed on the back of the neck in order to control the other Yants placed below.

Nine, is a sacred number in Buddhism, and anything related to this number will bring you good luck, the nine spires represent the 9 levels of the sky and are meant to lead the tattoo to Nirvana, enlightenment.

The set of three ovals represents Buddha and is added to the Yant to give it more power. The body of the Yant is usually made of a patchwork of small squares, each of them containing an abbreviation of a magic spell.

This Yant will bring protection against dangers, great power, authority over others, success, increased attractiveness, and good fortune.

Hanuman Song Sing Monkey God Riding Phraya Sing Yant, Sak Yant Tattoo

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Hanuman Song Sing or Hanuman Ong Gao. Hanuman is a monkey god riding Phraya Sing. Whoever wears Yant Hanuman Song Sing can overcome all enemies. Represents strength, power, and protection, to be invulnerable and succeed in life.

Can only be tattooed above the waist and this design needs a lot of room.

Maha Sawang Yant, Sak Yant Tattoo

Maha Sawang Yant Thai Tattoo ID No 45

Sak Yant Tattoo, Maha Sawang Yant can help protect the wearers from sickness, diseases, bad Luck, and dangers.

Ki Lang Mythical Lion Yant, Sak Yant Tattoo

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Mythical Lion: Representing Victory, Immortality, and Invincibility.

Suea Hiaw Lang Tiger Looking Back Left Yant, Sak Yant Tattoo

Single Tiger Suea Leaw Thai Tattoo Yant ID No 13

Sak Yant Tattoo, A Suea Hiaw Lang, or “Tiger looking back”, which indicates that the magic will be watching the back of the wearer for any unseen misfortune and will find some way of warning him before that happens. Most of the animal Yants have the attributes of that animal, the tiger has stealth, speed, and power. This Yant is suitable for people with authority and respect. Thai people believe that those who are born in the year of the tiger are very strong by nature, and this Yant is often used to change a person’s life from bad to good. This Yant is popular with the military, police, businessmen, and politicians. Those that wear this Yant must be responsible and caring people and use their authority in a positive way.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Mangkorn Dragon Yant

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Mangkorn means dragon and in this Yant, the dragon tattoo is to protect from all harm and bad fortunes.

Soy Sung Warn Necklace, Sak Yant Tattoo

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Yant Soy Sung Warn represents invulnerability. It is called a neckless. Soy Sung Warn is a Yant worn in ancient times. a warrior would wear this across their chest to protect from danger and harm. Warriors also believe that no weapon could harm their bodies.

Jorakae Crocodile Yant, Sak Yant Tattoo

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Yant Jorakae, The crocodile is another Yant that signifies strength and power, and tremendous endurance. Many boxers and members of the armed forces or other risky occupations opt for this design as it offers protection from all types of danger, The crocodile also has incredibly tough skin so it offers great protection against swords, blades, or indeed anything that can pierce the skin. Yant Jorakae or Crocodile Yant is also known as Yant Thaerawad.

Macchanu Son of Hanuman, Sak Yant Tattoo

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Son of Hanuman- Guardian Spirit

He is half-fish and half-deity, which is very handy as he guards the lake leading to the Underworld realm of Patal. In case you were wondering, his top half is a monkey and his bottom half is the fishy bit. Son of Suvannamaccha and Hanuman

Takarb Centipede Sak Yant Tattoo

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Yant Takarb, or Centipede Yant is represented as practical, sensible, balanced, invincible, and protective, The Centipede’s wisdom Includes, balance, coordination, and ability to survive stress. The two feelers represent apperception. The two tails represent patience. Two canines’ conscience and the two eyes’ gratefulness.

Gao Yord Morn Nine Spires, Sak Yant Tattoo

Goa Yord Morn 9 Unalome Spires Thai Tattoo Yants ID No 6

Sak Yant Tattoo, Gao Yord Morn a most sacred tattoo with very wide-ranging powers of protection and fortune and is believed to be the most important of all available Sak Yant designs.  It is believed to bring luck and protect the wearer against evil spirits. Many females like this Gao Yord design.

Yee Sib Goa 29 Spirals, Sak Yant Tattoo

Yee Sib Goa Yord 29 Unalomes Spires Thai Tattoo Yant ID No 7

Sak Yant Tattoo, Usually, there will be a horizontal line of a Mantra or Akara in the Khom script. This script is older than the Khmer script and the characters are abbreviations. The center of the Yant is a series of small boxes. The number and size of these boxes can vary from Master to Master. Inside each square, there is a character that is an abbreviation for a white spell and mostly the Yee Sib Gao Yord will offer the following:
Maeda Maha Niyom: Will offer the bearer compassion and kindness in their dealings with others. This will increase popularity and others will be easily influenced by you.
Maha Amnat: This offers the bearer power and authority in dealing with others.
Awk Seuk: This will enable the bearer to fight adversity and to always fight for correct and noble reasons.
Opathae: This offers the bearer a smooth path in business activities.
Kong Khra Pan: This offers the bearer magical powers of invincibility.
Maha Lap: This will offer the bearer good fortune.
Bong Kan Antarai: This will offer the bearer protection against natural disasters, accidents, and acts of violence toward the bearer.
Natee Gan Gnan Dee: This will offer the bearer favorable circumstances in their work.
Bong Kan Win Yan Chua Rai: This will offer the bearer protection against unwanted spirits.

Paed Tidt 8 Directional, Sak Yant Tattoo

Pead Tidt 8 directional Round Yants ID No 8

Sak Yant Tattoo, Paed Tidt is a sacred Geometric Yant containing Eight Mantras (sacred chants) written in two concentric circles in the center of the design. This tattoo also has Eight Representations of the Buddha, one for each day of the week (there are two on Wednesday). This Yant is often seen as the Traveling Tattoo, as it will provide you with Protection from 8 Directions, as well as it will ward off bad spirits. Keep in mind that traveling could be anything between space, time, and spirituality. It and Normally worn in the center of the back near the shoulder blades. But can be anywhere above the waist.

Suea Koo Twin Tigers, Sak Yant Tattoo

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Suea Koo is a favorite with Muay Thai fighters who wish to emulate the strength and the power of a tiger in the ring. The tiger’s attributes include strength, speed, and agility, and twin tigers are said to be one of the very highest levels of power. This is a suitable Sak Yant for a person with power over others. It is a very powerful Sak Yant symbol even for those who don’t train Muay Thai Fighters. In ancient times this tattoo would be very popular with warriors. It gave them power with no fear. They would keep fighting with no submission.

Unalome Circle of Life, Sak Yant Tattoo

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Sak Yant Tattoo, The Unalome symbol represents the path to enlightenment in the Buddhist culture. The spirals are meant to symbolize the twists and turns in life, and the straight lines the moment one reaches enlightenment or peace and harmony.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Phaya Kai Fa Pheasant Yant

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Kai Fa (Pheasant) is believed as one of the most beautiful creatures so Yant Phaya Kai Fa is believed to support wearers to have perfect love and beauty.

Suitable for those who want to be lucky in love and happy in play.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Suea Phen Leaping Tiger Yant

Suea Phen Leaping Tiger Thai Tattoo Yant ID No 20

Sak Yant Tattoo, Powerful, Protection, flying to the future with power and strength and protection. 

Sak Yant Tattoo, Hah Phraong The Five Buddhas Yant

Hah Phra Ong 5 Unalome Spires Yant Thai Tattoos ID No 22

Sak Yant Tattoo, This is a very popular and well know talisman for Thai people from the past to the present. It is the highest talisman (A Master Talisman) and multi-purpose. The Gao Hah Phraong represents having and acting with great mercy towards yourself and others; Amassing great fortunes in both the physical and spiritual realms.  Wearing this charm provides good luck and promotion in life.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Phra Rahu Former Demon God of Darkness Yant

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Phra Rahu was formerly a Demon God who the Thais believe took the form of a serpent, these days at temples he takes a more demonic human form. Phra Rahu is a somewhat fearsome deity, who is worshiped to prevent harm coming to the bearer of gifts however he has semi-demonic qualities that cause him to be both revered and feared as a bringer of “darkness” – he swallows the sun and moon, after all.  But in Thailand, he can also be auspicious in that he also eats darkness and bad luck, so the way to ward off the bad luck that Rahu brings when he’s trying to eat the sun or moon, you can either try to scare him off (light fireworks, make loud noises) or you can placate him (he prefers black offerings, like black grapes, black jelly, black coffee, black beans, etc.)  He’s generally the master of somewhat nefarious occupations: pimps, cheaters, deceivers, drug dealers, anyone dealing in immoral acts… bad mojo, basically.  But government officials and white-collar types will give offerings to Rahu and pray to him in order to get on his “good side” and ward off the negativity of persons who might be in the aforementioned group of backstabbers and saboteurs.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Sariga koo Love Birds Yant

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Yant Sariga Koo is for people who want better popularity and charm. You will be able to charm people and get along with them easily. It will also bring good luck and success. But not to abuse or hurt others with that power.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Maha Oot Yant

Maha Oot Thai Tattoo Yant ID No 44

Sak Yant Tattoo, Maha Oot Yant protects the bearer against illnesses, diseases, and danger. It is often seen on cloth (Pha Yant) inside the threshold of a house.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Hong Ku Golden Swan Yant

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Hong Ku is a mythical bird, similar to a peacock or perhaps a swan. It is common among Yant designs and this Yant represents a previous incarnation of the Lord Buddha. The bearer of this Yant is said to possess great oratory skills and can convince people easily. It also represents good fortune and is very popular as a cloth Yant seen hanging in shops.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Hanuman Tua Hah Monkey God Yant

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Hanuman Tua Hah, 5 Unalomes,  This Yant represents Hanuman carrying a flag which means victory. It is believed that the wearers of this Yant will succeed in their lives and work.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Phra Ya Suea Klong Single Tiger Facing Down Yant

Phraha Ya Suea Klong Single Tiger Thai Tattoo Yant.

Sak Yant Tattoo, For Protection from Danger.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Hah Taew Diamond Moon Five Lines

Hah Taew 5 Lines Diamond Net Moon Thai Tattoo Yant ID

Sak Yant Tattoo, Five Lines, The best of both Hah Taew and Chat Petch with the balance of the moon. Bringing tides of good future and fortune. 


Sak Yant Tattoo, Hah Taew Dok Bua Five Lines Golden lotus Flower

Hah Taew 5 Lines Dok Bua Golden Lotus Flower Thai Tattoo Yant ID No 3

Sak Yant Tattoo, Hah Taew Dok Bua. Five Lines Golden lotus Flower.  This Yant has both the Hah Taew and the Golden Lotus powers.

Dok Bua Thong for attracting love and luck, or to ensure successful progress in negotiations, while it also possesses qualities for spiritual cleansing of the mind and the body’s aura. Read Haew Taew 5 lines to understand the rest of the meanings.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Hanuman Song Chen Tong

Sak Yant Tattoo Meanings and Thai Sacred Designs

Sak Yant Tattoo, Hanuman Song Chen Tong, also Known as Hanuman Tuea Kao

Monkey God

Sak Yant Tattoo Meanings

This is a special design and one of the most powerful Hanuman Yants. It protects from evil and represents strength, invulnerability, power, and self-confidence.

Hah Taew Dok Bua Five Lines Golden lotus Flower

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Sing Thong Mythical Lion

Sak Yant Tattoo Meanings and Thai Sacred Designs

Sak Yant Tattoo, This Yant portrays the lion carrying a flag which means victory. It is believed those who wear this Yant will be immortal, have great power, and can defeat all enemies. Suitable for soldiers and police and anyone who wants power.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Chang Thai Elephant

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Chang Thai Elephant ID No 64

Sak Yant Tattoo, Pra Laks Hnaa Tong

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Sak Yant Tattoo, Pra Laks Hnaa Tong ID No 53

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Leaping Claw

Single Tiger Leaping Claw Thai Tattoo Yant ID No 80

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Leaping Claw ID No 80

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Looking Down

Single Tiger 5 Unalome Yant Thai Tattoo ID No 244

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Looking Down ID No 244

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Facing Down and Looking Right

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Looking Down and Right ID No 247

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Leaping Claw

Phra Ta Nark Naga Mythical Serpent Yant ID No 21

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Leaping Claw ID No 80

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Looking Down

Single Tiger 5 Unalome Yant Thai Tattoo ID No 244

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Looking Down ID No 244

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Facing Down and Looking Right

Sak Yant Tattoo, Single Tiger Looking Down and Right ID No 247

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