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Get a Sak Yant in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Welcome to Sak Yant in Chiang Mai


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Guide Nana will Help you get a Sak Yant in Chiang Mai Experience

Sak Yant Chiang Mai is your number one place to get a genuine Bamboo Needle Sak Yant in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Nana is your personalized one on one guide to the Monks and Temples, she will teach you about the protocols and etiquette of visiting a real Thai Monk and translate your Magical Sak Yant desires to one of over 6 Monks or Ajarns.


The Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand is literally one of the coolest adventures you can have. A magical and spiritual experience of visiting a beautiful country temple, with a real monk who services the needs of his local community and occasionally makes time for the Westerners who are sincere in their appreciation of Thailand's famous Sak Yant Tattoo.


As we are a working business, our information is updated and corrected.  Many blog post about Sak Yants, Ajarns and Monks have dated with time, Monks have moved or died.  You can rest assured we have daily contact with the Monks and Ajarns we work along side of.

Tour Times:


Morning Private Tour 9.00 am-12.30 pm
Afternoon Private Tour 1.30 pm-4.30 pm

Sak Yant Ajarn Chiang Mai

Our In-house Ajarn

Motorbike Tour 1500 Baht

Car Tour 2500 Baht

Extra Person getting a Sak Yant 1000 Baht

Our In-house Ajarn is closer (Only 15 minutes away) so tour cost are less because it does not take so long to get there.  Ideal for those on a budget!


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What Our Customers Say

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Get a Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai
Just back into the UK after having a sakyant tattoo done, I used cm locals to help make it happen, and glad I did my guide was Nana who was really helpful, the whole experience was made better with Nana there. Wasn’t rushed,did not feel to commercial. You can choose what Sak Yant you would Read More ...
David wilkins

Yak Sant

Earlier this year, I had the privilege in meeting up with Nana for a once in a lifetime experience. I was looking for a Sak Yant tattoo and I specifically wanted a monk to preside over it with the blessings. I know seldom does monks offer it to women but Nana did her research and Read More ...
Daly Khotpanya

Experiencing the Sak Yant tradition

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Experiencing the Sak Yant tradition was a powerful and spiritual moment for me. I am so glad I was able to get in touch with Nana and go through with this experience. I heard about how great and helpful nana was through word of mouth and thanks to the universe, I was able to get Read More ...
Mike Petrone

Chiang Mai Sak Yant Tattoo

Booked the taxi ride to the temple as there were quite a few of us going, we were picked up from the hostel and stopped off on the way to purchase an offering for the monk. Nana was really helpful in explaining the whole procedure to us including the meaning of the tattoo and the Read More ...
Adam Smith

It’s an honour

I’ve put that its and honour in the title, simply because it is a tattoo you earn, not just get. I booked through CM Locals, purely on the recommendation of some blogs I had read and the research I had done. Nana, a wonderful, calming and warm person. Nana was simply awesome from the moment Read More ...
Barry Finch

Great experience

Nana is a very good guide, thoughtful, kind. she accompanied me to a market to buy offers, helping in choice. Then we went to a beautiful temple where a monk has tattooed me. I was very pleased with this experience. Thanks again Nana. See you again
Trobiani Mauro

#1 Authentic Thailand Experience!

Scott Sak Yant
This is one of the most authentic experiences I have had in my six months in SE Asia! Nana is incredibly warm, sincere and accommodating throughout the entire day. My girlfriend and I both spent the entire day with Nana as she helped guide us through the sacred process of sak yant, something you simply Read More ...
Scott Underwood

My Sak Yant in Chiang Mai

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Such a great experience! We arrived just after some local guys were finishing up getting their own tattoos to add to their collection. Nana translated as I asked about their tattoos and they asked about mine. We were up next and Nana helped me communicate to the monk why I wanted a sak yant. The Read More ...
Sean Steininger

Thai Bank Account in Chiang Mai

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I booked Nana to help me getting a Bank account after spending 2 days going to Banks and being told they could not help me. It is true what Chiang Mai Locals says, even the banks that should give you an account do not. We went to one of the Banks that told me “No”, Read More ...
Bob Jones

My Traditional Thai Tattoo

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I have been traveling to Thailand for years and have always contemplated getting an authentic Sak Yant tattoo. However, I was hesitant the last couple times because of the unhygienic stories I have read on different sites. After meeting Nana and reading all the information on CMLocals, I decided I will be getting a Sak Read More ...

Great Authentic Experience!

I’m really glad I found and utilized CM Locals for my sak yant tattoo! After doing a lot of research, I learned that unless I had someone with me that spoke Thai, it was going to be hard to find an authentic experience. Nana was great! She picked me up at my hostel, took me Read More ...
Josh Abbey

I couldn’t be happier!

Recieving my sak yant was a magical experience. After months of research I chose to go with CM Locals. I felt comfortable from start to finish because Nana was by my side. I was able to recieve my tattoo from a monk in a temple. I would recommend her services to anyone that is thinking Read More ...
Danielle King

GREAT Experience

Nana helped me get my first Sak Yant tattoo. The process was easy! Nana scheduled the tattoo with a monk and met us at our hotel. She stayed the whole time to help walk us through every step of the process. She even helped keep me calm during the tattoo! I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Read More ...

Magical Experience

I am still in awe that I was given a magical tattoo by a monk in a temple. I will never forget this experience and it would not have been possible without Nana. As the monk did not speak english she translated for myself and my friend so we were able to recieve the same Read More ...
Aisha Housman

Real Sak Yant in Chiang Mai

I got my Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai with the help of Nana, who rode me out to a remote location to a beautiful temple with a real monk. She explained the protocol and explained to the monk what I wanted and while I made mistakes the Monk and Nana where great. I have Read More ...
Andrew Dobson

A truly memorable sak yant experience

When my wife and I decided to come to Thailand, I knew that a sak yant was in my future. The trouble was, I had no idea who to turn to for help. Many ads and forums online mentioned fakes, scams, and hustlers operating out of Bangkok. Eventually I stumbled across a blog mentioning CM Read More ...
Adam Graham


Nana and our driver, were nothing short of helpful in order to get my Sak Yant tattoo. Being a women posed some problems, and I wanted as close to an authentic experience as I could, but it was difficult. Nana found an ex-monk who could perform what I’ve always wanted, and she made all of Read More ...
Jacki Tarrence

A fantastic experience and service that is truly exceptional

I just came back from my trip to Thailand with a very special Sak Yant that has a lot of meaning to me. It was very important to me that my tattoo was created by a monk. I got what I wanted thanks to Nana, who went above and beyond; let me explain why: After Read More ...

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Getting any Tattoo is a big decision, let alone getting a magical and spiritual experience of a Traditional Thai Bamboo Sak Yant from a Monk in a Temple. Almost any question you have is answered here


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Other Services We Provide

Nana also helps local Expats and people who wish to stay longer term in Chiang Mai by providing ....


1) 1 Year Non O Visas for people too young to obtain a Retirement Visa

2) Short Term Accommodation in Chiang Mai.  You can stay at one of our 35sq meter condos for the same price as a small room at a guest house


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