Who Can Give Sak Yant Tattoos?
The Sak Yant is a combination of Tattoo design, Prayers administered as the tattoo is being made, and a final blessing to charge and activate it with the power of the Sak Yant Masters. It takes Sak Yant Masters years of training in the magical art’s and living a good and Spiritual life to gain the knowledge and power to create these personal charms. For a Sak Yant to be real they must be done by a spiritual trained and qualified Sak Yant Master. Sak Yant Tattoos can not be done from a tattoo shop!
Qualified Sak Yant Masters are either Buddhist Monks, or Sak Yant Ajarns (Ajarn means Master Teacher). Almost all Sak Yant Ajarns learned to administer the Thai Tattoos while they were Monks at a Temple. Not everyone wants to be a Monk their whole life, and those men who want to still be holy, without the restrictions of Monk-hood, become Ajarns.
Sak Yant Monks and Sak Yant Ajarn Masters both command the same level of respect in Thai society. Many Monks from Temples who do not have a Sak Yant Master will happily go and Visit an Ajarn for their Sak Yants. Ajarns are able to develop their artistic skills, and learn different magical systems, making them generally more flexible and relaxed in their approach.