Sak Yant Tattoo Designs with descriptions 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.

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Sak Yant Designs and Meanings

Sak Yant Tattoo Designs: also known as Sak Yant or Yantra tattoos, hold a rich cultural and spiritual significance deeply rooted in Thai history and belief systems. These tattoos are not merely ornamental; they are imbued with symbolism, tradition, and magical properties believed to offer protection, luck, and various blessings to the wearer.

Sak Yant Tradition: The term “Sak Yant” translates to “Hand Poke Chant tattoo” in Thai. These tattoos are typically administered by Ajarns (master, teacher, tattooists) who have undergone specific rituals and training. The process involves chanting prayers and imbuing the tattoo with spiritual power.

Arm Band Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Arm Band Bracelet Thai Tattoo Designs
Armband Bracelet Thai Tattoo Sak Yant

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. 

Bear Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Symbolises protection, strength, power and to be invincible.
The Yant Payamee represents a bear and grants both protection and power to the wearer along with invincibility and strength.

The powerful virtues of Buddha are believed to imbued in this design and will help to give strength to those who wear it. Thus, it will motivate them to push forward and avoid any types of obstacles hindering them on their path of life.

Payamee Bear Yant

Bear Thai Tattoo designs Sak Yant

Spiritual Protection and Blessings: Thai tattoo designs are deeply intertwined with beliefs in spiritual protection and karma. It’s believed that the magical properties of Sak Yant can ward off evil spirits, provide guidance, enhance physical abilities, and even bring good fortune to the wearer.

Modern Influence: While Sak Yant tattoos have deep traditional roots, they’ve gained popularity beyond Thailand in recent years, partly due to celebrities and travelers getting inked with these designs. However, it’s essential to approach Sak Yant tattoos with respect for their cultural and spiritual significance.

Ethical Considerations: For those interested in getting a Sak Yant tattoo, it’s crucial to seek out reputable practitioners who understand the cultural context and perform the rituals with integrity. Additionally, understanding and respecting the significance of the tattoo design chosen is essential to honor the tradition and its spiritual implications.

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.

Images include a number of very old designs and we will repair them over time. The Ajarn Masters just use them for outline and then they do free hand and their own Yants. At this temple, they are true masters and make the tattoo better.

Getting a Sak Yant Tattoo Design

Getting a Sak Yant Tattoo Design

Bird Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Sarika Koo Yant / Two small love birds facing each other. ID No 42

Twin Love Birds Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 1

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. Also provides charm, good luck, success, and attractiveness.
The Sarika Koo Yant will help you to increase the power of speaking in all situations.

It is also believed to increase one’s attractiveness, which is useful and especially in romantic encounters.

It can also assist those in sales positions and others who rely on the power of speech for their livelihood.

Sak Yant Tattoo, Hong Ku Golden Swan Yant

Pa Ya Hong Tong Twin Hongkoo Thai Tattoo Design 1

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.

Pa Ya Hong Tong Twin Hongkoo Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 6

Phaya Kai Phea Pheasant Bird Nok Thai Tattoo Designs ID No 36

Phaya Kai Phea Pheasant Bird-Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 4

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.

Sarika Love Birds Nok Thai Tattoo Designs 

Twin Love Birds Sarika KooThai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 3

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.

Sarika Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 2

Sarika Love Birds Nok Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 

Twin Love Birds Sarika KooThai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 5

Sarika Love Birds Nok Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 

Twin Love Birds Sarika Koo Nok Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 7

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. 

Sarika Love Birds Nok Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 8

Sarika Love Birds Nok Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 

Sarika Love Birds Nok Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 9

Sarika Love Birds Nok Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 

Twin Love Birds Sarika Koo Nok Thai Tattoo Design 10
Birds Sarika Koo Nok Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 11
Sarika Bird Nok Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 13
Peacock Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 3
Peacock Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 4
cockerel Rooster Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 5
cockerel Rooster Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 6

The Hong Ku or Kroo is a mythical bird, similar to a peacock perhaps or 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.

Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 8
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 9
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 10
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 11
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 12
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 13
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 14
Cockerel Rooster Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 15
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 16
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Yant Design 17
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 18
Twin Love Birds Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 19
Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 20
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 21
Bird Thai Tattoo Sak Yant Design 22
Mythical Bird Thai Tattoo Yant Design 23
Phaya Pheasant Bird Thai Tattoo Yant Design 24

Boar Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Yant Moo Thon (copper pig wild boar)

Yant Moo Thong Deang

Thai Tattoo Designs: The words Moo Thong Deang Yant translates in English to “Copper Pig or Wild Boar.”
This Yant symbolises both invaluable strength and will increase the bravery of the person wearing it.
It can also grant enhanced invulnerability and protection from all types of harm and danger.

Boar Thai Tattoo yant
Boar Tah Tattoo Sak Yant
Thai Tattoo Boar Sak Yant
Thai Tattoo Boar

Buddha Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Maha Oot Buddha Yant

This Yant is most popular with Young Thai men as legend says it renders the bearer immortal as they cannot be killed with weapons. That is not true, but if going to war in the old days, it made them feel better. Many servicemen, soldiers and sailors like to have this yant for protection.

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.

Maha Oot Buddha Thai Tattoo Sak Yant design 1

Onk Pra Buddha Thai Sak Yant Tattoo

Onk Pra: This Yant represents The Buddha Himself – The Half Moon Symbol which is above Onk Pra symbolizes the Moon illuminating the way during the hours of Darkness.

Onk Pra Buddha Thai Tattoo Sak Yant design 2

Pho Ngang Maha Sane Buddha Thai Sak Yant Tattoo

Pho Ngang Maha Sane Thai Tattoo Sak Yant design 3

Bull Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Bull Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1
Bull Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2
Bull Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 3

Butterfly Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Pee Sue Ladree Yant Thepjumlang

Symbolises respectability, prosperity, attractiveness, desirability, good luck in love and money, bringing you both kindness and charm.

Butterfly Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 6
Butterfly Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1
Butterfly Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2
Butterfly Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 3
Butterfly Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 4
Butterfly Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 5

Cat Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Cat Thai Tattoo Sak Yants Design 1
Cat Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1

Centipede Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Takarb Centipede Sak Yant Tattoo

Centipede Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2

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.

Centipede Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 3

Child Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Child Thai Tattoo Sak Yant
Child Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2

Crocodile Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Thaerawad Jorakae / Crocodile

Some have estimated that the crocodile’s existence has been around 50 million years!

Thus, it is easy to understand its significance in terms of amazing endurance, raw strength & power.

Also, it is believed that due to the toughness and difficulty to penetrate a crocodile’s skin, that such a design also provides protection against knives or swords. It is well known for the likes of Thai Boxers and members of the Armed forces to wear a crocodile design as it is believed to grant protection from many different kinds of danger.

Also this makes it popular with firefighters, officers in the police force and others employed in other dangerous and risky occupations.

Sak Yant Tattoo Crocodile,  tremendous endurance. Jorakae or Crocodile Yant is also known as Yant Thaerawad.

Crocodile Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1

Crocodile Yant or Yant Payakumphi

The Yant Payakumphi, Yant Jorrakei Crocodile Yant is recognized as the Therakhwad. Payakumphi is known as the most powerful of all crocodiles.

Crocodile Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2
Crocodile Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 3

Deer Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Deer Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1
Deer Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2

Divine Entities Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Divine Entities 1

Dragon Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Mungkorn Kanpai Mangkorn Dragon

Symbolises protection, having the power to avoid danger and harm.

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

Dragon Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1

Mangkorn / Dragon

The dragon is renowned as a mythical, fearsome creature and a Yant in this design can look amazingly spectacular. The dragon is venerated for its destructive powers along with the fact that it can breathe fire to destroy its enemies. Those who bear a dragon Yant design are offered: • Protection against physical harm • A guard against negative influence from others who may try to bring harm • Good fortune and luck Dragon designs are popular and especially with Thailand’s military personnel and government officials.
Dragon Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2
Dragon Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 3
Dragon Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 4
Dragon Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 5
Dragon Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 6

Eel Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Plali Eel Yant

Yant Plali Eel represents kindness and particularly good luck

This Yant symbolizes both kindness and good luck.

The power of moral excellence in this design will bring the wearer great business success, popularity, mercifulness and charm.

The eel talisman grants the wearer with success in everything they choose to do in life and things will flow smoothly, just like an eel glides through water.

It is believed that this yant will help you to navigate smoothly through life and grant you great power so that any enemies cannot defeat you

Eel Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1
Eel Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2
Eel Thai Tattoo designs 3
Eel Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 4
Eel Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 5
Eel Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 6
Eel Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 7
Eel Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 8

Elephant Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Yant Chang

Yant Chang Samsien symbolises being powerful and brings good luck

Sak Yant Tattoo, Chang Thai Elephant

Elephant Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1

Sak Yant Tattoo, Chang Thai Elephant ID No 64

Elephant Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2
Elephant Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 3
Elephant Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 4
Elephant Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 8
Elephant Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 6
Elephant Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 7

Face Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Yant Na Hnaa Tong

This yant is powerful in attracting both love and compassion and protects the wearer from sickness.
It contains 108 kinds of blessings which are uniquely beneficial in the areas of popularity and wealth where the effect is significant.
It will assist the wearer to receive a strong increase in popularity and will grant the power of making sure that everyone sees things like you do and improves interpersonal relationships.
This includes relationships with friends, lovers, bosses, colleagues, and customers.
This has a strong effect which will influence your wealth and make you well loved by all around you.

Face Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1
Face Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 6
Face Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 3

Sak Yant Tattoo, Pra Laks Hnaa Tong

Face Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 4

Sak Yant Tattoo, Pra Laks Hnaa Tong ID No 53

Face Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 5

Fertility Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Fertility Sex Atraction 1
Fertility Sex Atraction 2
Fertility Sex Atraction 3
Fertility Sex Atraction 4
Fertility Sex Atraction 5
Fertility Sex Atraction 6
Fertility Sex Atraction 7
Fertility Sex Atraction 8
Fertility Sex Atraction 9
Fertility Sex Atraction 10

Fish Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Fish Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1
Fish Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2

Flag Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Flag Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1

Flower Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Flower Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1
Flower Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2

Frog Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Frog Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1
Frog Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2

Ganesh Sak Yant Tattoo Designs

Yant Ganesha

Represents success, the abundance of money, prosperity, and wealth.
This beautiful sacred design symbolizes success, the abundance of money, prosperity, and wealth.
Ganesha is the God of art and success and It is believed that Ganesh will bring business and financial prosperity.
This design will bestow you with what you wish for in life and what you hope you will receive

Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 1

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.

Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 2
Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 3
Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 4
Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 5
Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 6
Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 7
Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 8
Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 9
Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 10
Ganesh Thai Tattoo Sak Yant 11

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