Sak Yant is an ancient style of tattoo that are hand-poked by a Buddhist monk. The tattoos are blessed by the monk and consists of sacred geometry and prayers. It’s widely believed that Sak Yants haves miraculous manifesting power.
I had the opportunity to meet with a monk and experience this artistic tradition. We began with a prayer and lit candles and incense. After that we sat and talked about my life and my goals. He took a few notes, then designed a Yantra blessing specifically for me. As he tattooed, I meditated on its meaning for my life and I was overwhelmed by the power of ritual and collective intention. He blessed the Yantra and then I kneeled as he blessed me. It was a beautiful and impactful experience that I highly recommend