Get a Genuine Sak Yant Tattoo and Blessing by Monk or Ajarn, in Chiang Mai Thailand.
Welcome to Sak Yant Chiang Mai - the safest place to get a Real Sak Yant in Thailand
Sak Yant Chiang Mai opened it's physical doors in November 2016 and quickly became well known and overbooked among tourist seeking a genuine Sak Yant Tattoo experience with modern western hygiene standards. Before the physical shop, guide Nana Boonkoom has been known in the underground traveling circles for a few years as being a person who was able to arrange a Sak Yant for people by a Monk. She was especially famous for being able to find Monks to perform Sak Yant for women.
Knowledge and awareness of the Traditional Thai Sak Yant Tattoo tradition exploded as celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pit & Anthony Bourdain, came to Thailand to get their own magical and special Sak Yant Tattoo. People started to seek out where they too could get real Sak Yant Tattoo and Nana's reputation for providing a hygienic, personalized, and genuine Bamboo Needle Sak Yant in Thailand soon made her a recognizable name for anyone who seriously investigated having a Sak Yant Tattoo.
Get a Sak Yant in Chiang Mai with Blessing.
Visit Temple Monks
or Professional Ajarns
An incredible experience as you are taken to beautiful remote Temples in the Chiang Mai countryside and experience a Sak Yant Tattoo from a real working Monk, or to an Ajarns Sunnak (holy place) - for just 3000 baht plus the cost of donation to Monks.
Tour Times: Monday-Saturday
Morning Private Tour 9.00 am-12.30 pm
Afternoon Private Tour 1.30 pm-4.30 pm
Car tour 3000 Baht 1st person
1500 Additional people
Monk Donation starts 1000 baht
Our In-House Monk
Our in house service where the Monk or Ajarn (Sak Yant Master) visits and works from our own Samnak room providing Magical Sak Yant Tattoos and Blessings in our store in the Old City for just 2000 baht including donation.
Sak Yant Times:
Monk: Monday, Thursday, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm (when available)
Ajarn: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Sak Yant with Blessing Price:
Donation for standard Sak Yant included in 2000 baht
If with Ajarn on Weds or Fri you need to bring a pack of LM Green (small) Cigarettes (cost 60 baht from 7/11)
Why use Sak Yant Chiang Mai to help you get your Sak Yant Tattoo?
For many people; getting a Sak Yant Tattoo in Thailand has required a Thai contact person who knows a Sak Yant Master, or going to Bangkok's famous Wat Bang Phra. If a person was lucky enough to find a Sak Yant Master on their own, the experience could be a little frightening and scary. Sak Yant Monks and Ajarns have little use for English and would have to guess what design and magical blessing someone wanted. Contrary to what some blog posts say - Monks do not "Read Aura's, and know what is right for the person" ... Thai people will usually tell the Monk what design they want and talk to see if this is the right choice. If you do not speak Thai, the Monks or Ajarns guess the best they can, but you seldom get a say in what design you end up with. Many rural and even some well known Temples are (and remain today) a little slack on modern and western hygiene standards; reusing the same ink, and wiping the needle with alcohol before the next Sak Yant Guest.
Guides Nana and Johny from Sak Yant Chiang Mai are unique in Thailand because they offer the following
Now you get an In-House Sak Yant Experience and Save 50% on the price of a Tour.
Since the Tour to a Temple Monk option is highly sort after and usually booked well ahead of time, we also have visiting Monks and Ajarns who come to our own Samnak (scared Sak Yant Room) in our shop located in Chiang Mai Old City. For those people who want a Sak Yant in Chiang Mai (Tattoo and blessing), but missed out of pre-booking, want a cheaper option ot do not have the time for a half day tour.
The In-house Sak Yant option is 100% authentic Sak Yant with Blessing with the convenience of being able to only take an hour or so for the experience.
- 100% Real Sak Yants & Magical Blessing for the same price as a tattoo shop copy
- Talk with the guest to determine their Sak Yant Design preference and type of Magical Blessing
- Translate the guests personal choice of the Sak Yant design and magical intention to the Monks or Ajarns
- Arrange for Sak Yant to be personalized in either Design or Blessing if required.
- Only use safe and hygienic practices including new ink and needles for each guest
- Pre-booked appointments either Tour to Temple Monk or In-house
- An explanation of the protocols and etiquette of visiting a real Thai Monk
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. This is a small, exclusive and highly personal experience that unfortunately is often booked weeks and sometimes months ahead of time. For this reason we have at Sak Yant Chiang Mai created the In-house service for those who did not plan ahead and are on limited time.
What Our Customers Say
If you are in Chiang Mai, feel free to come into our Old City location to look at designs, ask questions and make appointments.