Muay Thai tattoo symbols called Sak Yant tattoos are protective emblems with a deep meaning rooted in ancient traditions of Buddhist and Hindu religions. They grant the bearer desirable attributes such as power, strength, fearlessness, protection, charisma, health, fortune, and confidence.
What is a yakuza tattoo?
Yakuza tattoos can be colorful or complicated black outlines. They typically cover the entire body from the shoulders down to the legs, called a Yakuza bodysuit. Focused on Japanese mythology and the history of the Yakuza, these Japanese tattoos show the person’s identity to the world.
Can you choose your Sak Yant tattoo?
Can I choose where the Sak Yant is placed? It is usually ok to choose the placement of a Sak Yant though certain Yants must be put in specific places. Depending on the image, some Yants cannot be placed under the waist.
What tattoos are offensive in Thailand?
In Thailand, the head is considered the most sacred part of the body, and the feet are considered disrespectful. It is for this reason that any person getting a Buddhist tattoo should think twice before getting one below the waste—it could be considered very offensive.
Is it illegal to get a Buddha tattoo in Thailand?
It is not illegal in Thailand to have a tattoo of the Buddha.