Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai Old City


Details of the Sak Yant Tattoo by Monk or Ajarn in Chiang Mai Old City for Men and Women

Monk Ajarn Sak Yant

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Sak Yant Tattoo in Chiang Mai Old City


  • 1 Hour visit to Monk or Ajarn in our Store Sannak (Scared room)
  • Instructions on how to act when in audience with a Monk
  • Talk with Monk about your Magical Intentions
  • Receive the Sak Yant Tattoo
  • Receive the Magical Blessing for the Sak Yant

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Usually Booked 1-2 Weeks in Advanced
2000 Baht per Person, Friends can watch for Free

If you are currently in Chiang Mai, feel free to come into our Old City Office to make inquiries and bookings in Person

Our soft floor and Air Conditioned Sannak (Scared Sak Yant Room) in our Store Location

Times Available

9 am - 4 pm

Cost of Sak Yant

2000 Baht
Depending on Size and Time of the Sak Yant

Sak Yant Location

Sak Yant Chiang Mai's Store located at 7 Arak Soi 5  Click Here for Map

Things I need to bring?

Dress respectably, covering your elbows and knees. If booked with Ajarn a pack of brand LM Green (small) cigarettes

Tidy Dress Required

Other Considerations?

Shower before you go
Do not drink much the night before
Females are ok

Our Visiting Sak Yant Master's


Ajarn Amnat  is a retired Monk (of 7 years), who continued to practice the Magical Art of Sak Yant Tattoo's after leaving the Monk hood.  The Ajarn is popular among Chinese who often fly him to mainland China  - providing beautiful looking Sak Yant Tattoos.  When he is not in China, Ajarn will be available at our Old City Location.


Times:   Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 4 pm.


Location:  Our in-house Ajarn is located at our Office at 7 Arak Road Soi 5 (Map).


Will Provide Sak Yant for Females and Males, and is less restrictive on which Sak Yant Design goes where on your body (although restrictions do apply).  Ajarns are able to preform Sak Yant Tattoos for personal and Individual reasons

Sak yant monk chiang mai

Ajarn K  was a practicing Monk until April 2017 and one of our more popular Tour to Temple options.  We are absolutely excited that once Monk K became an Ajarn, that he decided to stay with us at Sak Yant Chiang Mai and continue to provide the magical experience for our guests. 


Times:   Thursday  9 am - 4 pm.


Location:  Our in-house Monk is located at our Office at 7 Arak Road Soi 5 (Map).


Now that Ajarn K is no longer a Monk he is able to offer more opportunities for females to get a Sak Yant   A talented Tattoo Artist we are excited and Happy to have Ajarn K continue to work with us as he moves onto another path of his life journey.

Monk Eak Sak Yant

Monk Eak  is a practicing Monk and the latest Monk to join with us at Sak Yant Chiang Mai with both In-house and Temple tours.  Monk Eak Temple is located about 50km from Chiang Mai so having him come in on Monday is a wonderful opportunity for us and our Sak Yant Guests


Times:   Monday  9 am - 5 pm.


Location:  Our in-house Monk is located at our Office at 7 Arak Road Soi 5 (Map).


Will follow stricter etiquette and protocols, and Sak Yant Blessings will be of a higher order or compassionate nature.

Sak Yant by Ajarn Amnat, Ajarn K or Monk Eak in Chiang Mai City with Steel Needle

100% Real Sak Yant for less than the cost of a Tattoo Shop

The Sak Yant by our Visiting Masters (What you can Expect)




A 100% real and genuine Sak Yant experience with Blessing, without the need to spend 3 hours going to a remote temple.  You can get a Sak Yant Tattoo and Blessing from one of our visiting Monks or Ajarns from our on scared space (The Sannak room)


What to Expect

When you come to our office, either as a result of an online booking or having previously come and made an appointment you will talk with our staff there.  Neither the Monk or Ajarn speak English well, so our customer service staff will ask you about what your magical intentions are, and show you some designs that you are able to choose from.  They will then go over the etiquette and procedures and take you upstairs to our scared Sak Yant room. With the Ajarn a simple wai (bow) and greeting is sufficient


If you wish to take your own photos (and are alone) you can show our staff how to use your camera.  You will be taken upstairs and introduced to the Monk or Ajarn, who will talk to the staff about your desires and choice of Sak Yant Design.  The staff will guide you through the offering process and once the Sak Yant begins they will intermittently return to the room to see how you are doing, take photos, and will come back to help you with the blessing.


Our in-house Sak Yant Masters work from a room at the front of the 2nd floor of the store which is next to a busy street (a little nosier than a country Temple).  While you will have some traffic noise, we have gone out of our way to make the room and experience comfortable for you.


N.B.  It is important to note that while the Sak Yant Masters are working from our store location, this is still a scared space and is to be treated with the same respect as you would a Temple.


When it is your turn follow the following etiquette

When you greet a our Sak Yant Masters, you “Wai” and keep your body lower, it is polite to be the first to wai as is a sign of respect to power and expertise of the Ajarn.  You will present your small “offering to the spirits” before the Sak Yant ceremony begins.  We will provide this offering for you, however the Ajarn does smoke and if you could bring a packet of L&M menthol cigarettes - he would appreciate it.


First thing you have to do is bow 3 times to respect as Buddhism way;

1 for Buddha

2 for Buddhism

3 for the Ajarn


This offering should be arranged on a tray which is included flowers, incense and a candle and the money offing. The Monk or Ajarn will have a small accepting ceremony of the offering on behalf of the spirits.
Then after the offering has been accepted the Monk or Ajarn will prepare for your tattoo, mixing the ink and sterilizing the needle.  


After the Sak Yant Tattoo is Finished.

After the Tattoo it is completed, you will turn around and again bow 3 times to thank the Sak Yant Master.


Then the blessing takes place.

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What our Sak Yant Customers have to say

精彩的体验,热情的服务,满意的正宗Sak Yant(經文刺青)

Sak Yant Guide Nana

我真的很高兴,很欣慰讓我找到了Sak Yant Chiang Mai。這是我第一次Sak Yant。 Sak Yant是我在這一生中想要完成的任务之一。他们提供很貼心的服务,价格也合理。Nana 和Johnny非常貼心和友好。我是妥瑞症患者,经常會抽搐。他们很理解,告诉我不要担心。Nana担心我会痛,并在我還沒刺青前提供止痛藥给我讓我帶著。什么原因使得Sak Yant Chiang Mai是一个特殊和明智的选择呢?那肯定是Johnny(在我還沒去清邁之前,他跟我溝通的)。他分享了很多經文刺青的知識,让我学到很多关于Sak Yant。他帮助我把我的询问传递给和尚,以便我可以有适合我的Sak Yant。Johnny甚至帮助我记录我Sak Yant的過程,因为我不能单独拍攝或記錄。最感人和貼心的是Johnny一直鼓勵我,要保持冷静和給我加油。当我在刺痛因妥瑞症抽搐時,幫我刺青的和尚也很有耐心,因为在我抽搐的時候,他必须暂停一下。我总共有3个Sak Yant在我的背上,我真的满意。因为他们是由和尚特別挑選來符合我的情況。縂而來説, Sak Yant清迈的安排真的很令我滿意。這我第一次Sak Yant,我沒後悔選擇Sak Yant Chiang Mai。如果往後我要有更多的Sak Yant,我一定会回到这里,也一定会推荐給朋友。感谢Andrew的詳細网站讓我對Sak Yant的認識。感谢Nana的熱情招待。最重要的是感谢Johnny, 感謝他所做的一切。保持联系。

My Traditional Thai Tattoo

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…


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…

Aisha Housman

The best spiritual and humbling experience ever

I couldn’t be more pleased with how we were treated here. My husband had an appointment at 10 am because that was the only one available. We came in a little early in hopes that I would be able to get my Sak Yant as well. My family was with us as well so there…

Lynn Marciano

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…

Barry Finch

Thank you Nana and Johny

Sak Yant Tour Guide Nana

Thank you Nana and Johny , had a great experience getting the sak yant 🙂 , was a super friendly monk with great skill , i would recommend to anyone 🙂 great experience .

Joost Martens

Beautiful, Clean Work done by an Arjan with a Spirtual Experience

I had such an amazing experience with the Ajarn that tattooed my back at his shop out and home outside Chiang Mai. We met at Sak Yant Chiang Mai and drove with Nana to get there. Nana took us first to a local shop to get the offering. Nana was so amazing and kind in…

Taylor Trimarchi

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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…

David wilkins

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…

Josh Abbey

Great experience

Sak Yant Tour Guide Nana

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

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…


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Sak Yant Monk Roong

I am really happy and grateful that I have found Sak Yant Chiang Mai for my first time Sak Yant. Sak Yant is one of the most important to-do-mission in my bucket list. They provide a really great service and the price is reasonable. Nana and Johnny are very warm and friendly. I am a…

Kz Chew

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…

Daly Khotpanya

Fantastic experience

Service was very easy to set up on the website, got as quick response for my request and the date for the SAK YANT. Folks were very open and inviting at the shop and I thought I was going to fat the SAK YANT my ajarn but I was fortunate to have as monk at…


Beautiful, Clean Work done by an Arjan with a Spirtual Experience

I had such an amazing experience with the Ajarn that tattooed my back at his shop out and home outside Chiang Mai. We met at Sak Yant Chiang Mai and drove with Nana to get there. Nana took us first to a local shop to get the offering. Nana was so amazing and kind in…

Taylor Trimarchi

My Sak Yant in Chiang Mai

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…

Sean Steininger

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…

Andrew Dobson

A great experience!

Tiger Sak Yant Meaning

I was very nervous before getting my tattoo. I brought what I supposed to bring, wore appropriate clothing, and watched a tutorial on how to behave with respect in front of the monk. The owners of the establishment, Johny and Nana showed me the possible tattoos I could get and explained what the blessing on…

Sidra Williamson

A wonderful experience

Shaye and I couldn’t be happier with our experience with Nana, Johny and then receiving the Sak Yant. Johny explained everything, gave some interesting history on the sak yant and the monk was incredible laughing and smiling the entire time. Highly recommend using these guys and is something we would do again.

Steve and Shaye

#1 Authentic Thailand Experience!

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…

Scott Underwood

Experiencing the Sak Yant tradition

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…

Mike Petrone

It was an amazing experience

It was an amazing experience and I could have not been happier of the results and moment thanks to Ajarn Amnant. Thanks also to Johny that facilitated the communication with the Ajarn and shared his experiences. I’d recommend Sak Yant Chiang Mai for it’s welcome and the sanitary way they offer tattoos.


…my sakyant 5lines tattoo completed

…my sakyant 5lines tattoo completed my SEAtrip. A must have when in Chiangmai 😉 Thankful to Johny for accomodating my Sunday inquiry via FB chat–the next day I was blessed by an in-house monk, sakyant tattoo a bucketlist no more 🙂 Thank you very much! When i come back, i’ll get another one 😉


Thank you for the amazing experience!


My boyfriend and I would like to thank you for the excellent experience you provided while we were in Chiang Mai. We were both nervous about having the tattoo experience arranged for us; we wanted the experience to be special and memorable, and that is exactly what we received. The guide that met us that…

Lisa Michels

Truly sacred experience

Sak Yant Tour Guide Nana

I got my sak yant 2 months ago yet I clearly remember all the details of the experience, it had a huge impact on me in a very positive way. Nana was really helpful and nice to me and helped me a lot. The tattoo healed properly, no infection, not a single problem with it….

Anna Szücs


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…

Jacki Tarrence

One of the Best Experiences of my Life

Sak Yant Tour Guide Nana

Still one of the best experience of my life!! The tattoo perfectly healed, it’s now beautiful!! The experience has been really intense and Nana is an amazing guide! She took pictures from me so I now have a beautiful memory!’ Thank you so much! Highly recommended, it has been done in a very clean and…


Its all about the journey and then the experience


Who would have thought that a little shop front would offer a huge experience and one that will be in our memories forever. Johnny was the most friendly, kind and helpful man and we were so glad we found him and his shop. We were guided up the stairs with offerings in hand to a…

Brad and Kerrie Waters

Awesome Experience

Executive summary: I did the temple tour and I highly recommend that. I looked up the shop, where the tour begins, a day early. I went to the Tha Phe Gate and walked to the shop, which is pretty much at the other side of the old town wall. That already is absolutely worth it….

Dirk Siemer

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…


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…

Adam Graham

Absolutely Worth It

Nana & Johny were incredible. They made the experience completely unique and better than it could have been anywhere else. They help you every step of the way. I will absolutely be coming back here again!

Joseph Tarascavage

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…

Danielle King


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I have been to Thailand quite a number of times now, and have had Sak Yant’s before from temples in bangkok which have either spread or become unclear over time. I visited SAK YANT Chiang Mai with my girlfriend in March 2017. I had two SAK YANTS done in one day as i was very…

Kishore Pindoria

Blessed Ink for Inner Peace

Talking about the first-time-experience, of course, everybody want a special one. well, i’ve got mine here with Sak Yant Chiang Mai. This is my very first precious tattoo. Even though i always wanted to have a tattoo but this time i know i’ve got more than just a picture. through some research a couple of…


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…

Adam Smith

beautiful tattoo and monk experience with Sak Yant Chiang Mai


My main concern while booking something is communication, especially living outside of Thailand i was worried there would be language barriers and issues when booking this experience, but i was very wrong. The communication with questions and the booking process was so smooth and made things very easy! I would make sure to re-read the…

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Please ensure you read about the Sak Yant Etiquette before going on your Sak Yant Experience.  Proper respect must be shown at all times during the process and ceremony. Your Guide Nana will help and explain this to you on your unique experience.

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