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Sak Yant - Thai Tattoos

Sak Yant for Women in Chaing Mai



Yes, women can get proper Sak Yant in Chiang Mai.

It is a gray area on if it is right for monks to do Sak Yant on women due to the touch rules for monks. Yet the intent is for good how can it be wrong? That is not to say all monks will, or should feel they should.

In any case women  can have it preformed by proper Thai monks in some temples around Chiang Mai and can also have a  Oil Sak Yant or the more common Ink Sak Yant the choice is up to the reciever.

Click on photo to see photogallery of Sak Yant done on a lady

An oil based one is done in order not to visually mark the skin, yet is considered to be almost as effective and a visual one. It is done exactly the same with needles however with oil instead of ink.


The monks who offer this do expect the reciepents of either sex to fully understand and respecthe true mening of these Sak Yant and do not take it lightly or as a fashion statement or tourist Souvenior.


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       ited in mid-town, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago.A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi which contains a hair of the Lord Buddha, having nine-tiered umbrella, made of gold weighing approximately 6,498.75 grams...

Chiang Rai

      on the bank of the Kok River within town area, contains what is believed to be the oldest Holy Relic even before King Mengrai built Chiang Rai. Doi Chom Thong has been a sacred site for aextremely long time. The site was surely reverenced as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area.

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