Have you heard of the famous SakYant Tattoos? They are specially designed Thai tattoos that bear a deep inner meaning and are designed for the protection, good luck, success and other well-meaning motives for the people wearing them.
SakYant tattoos are traditionally done by practicing Buddhist monks using bamboo sticks. They are painful to get done and are usually not done by using modern tattoo guns. There are many SakYant designs for many reasons. Here, we give you a glimpse of the more popular SakYant designs and what they mean.
Hah Taew: The 5 sacred lines
Hah Taew is the most popular SakYant design. It mainly consists of 5 sacred lines whose meanings may vary depending on the design used by a specific tattoo artist. You will be aware that Angelina Jolie sports this tattoo on her left shoulder. The first line of the tattoo clears unwanted spirits and gives protection to the place you live in. The second row of the tattoo protects you from bad fortune. The third row protects you from black magic. The fourth row energizes your good luck, success and fortune in your future ambitions and lifestyle. The fifth row is to gain charisma and attraction to the opposite sex.
Hanuman (The Monkey God)
The Thai population believes Hanuman to rid the world of unwanted spirits. His main traits are humility and bravery, and is looked upon as hope for humanity. The bearer of this tattoo is believed to gain the benefits of bravery and courage.
Gao Yord (9 spires)
This design is usually tattooed at the nape. The 9 spires are a geometric design representing the 9 sacred peaks of Mt. Meru. It also contains the symbolism of Buddha and 3 ovals one above another. A person with this tattoo will be blessed with good luck and protection from evil spirits.
The tiger symbolises fearlessness and strength. The tiger symbol is believed to endow the tattoo bearer with strength, power and fearlessness and will also help drive away evil spirits. This design is popular among entrepreneurs as it is believed to help them in business dealings and bring good fortune to them. Twin tigers are also a popular symbol; they represent the highest level of power and are suitable for people of authority.
Ganesh (The Hindu Elephant God)
This design is especially for people who are preparing to begin a new chapter in life. Ganesh, the elephant God is known for his ability to remove obstacles and is known as the Lord of New Beginnings.
There are a lot many SakYant tattoo designs with different meanings. Your tattoo artist will know about them and will be able to guide you on which design is best for you depending upon your current mind set and what you want in life.