Sak Yant Tattoos

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Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:35 pm

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By Kyle Hulme

Sak Yant tattoos have an honourable history that deserves respect and understanding. Here’s a look at their history, their rules and those who have them.

'When it comes to Sak Yant tattoos, there’s evidence of their use in the Khmer Empire (modern-day Cambodia) dating back to the 9th century, giving them a long and proud history."

"With their supposed magical powers, warriors heading into battle frequently had them, as they were said to protect them from harm — with some believing that wearing such tattoos would even prevent arrows or blades from piercing their skin. Whilst the veracity of such claims may be called into question, the Khmer Empire, with its Sak-Yant wearing warriors, went on to rule over Southeast Asia for more than 600 years — perhaps they were onto something."

"While there are strict rules to follow after receiving a Sak Yant tattoo, there’s some confusion about which rules must and must not be followed. Not only can these rules differ from tattoo to tattoo, but often from temple to temple where they’re received, too."

"For those who break the rules, it’s possible to recharge the powers in their tattoos. While this can be done at any time with a visit to an appropriate monk, there’s one day and one place that’s more popular than any other for those looking for a magical top-up:"

"While some tourists have emulated celebrities in receiving proper Sak Yant tattoos with the appropriate blessings from a monk, many instead receive them from normal tattoo parlours, where they receive the Sak Yant designs without the magic powers they’re known for."

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Re: Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by Chester » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:34 pm

Thaitoos. I would never get inked. Naff
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Re: Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by Barang chgout » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:40 pm

Chester wrote:Thaitoos. I would never get inked. Naff
I'm sure that's fine. I guess some people feel the the same about piercings or even fake tits. Whatever floats your boat.

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Re: Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by Chester » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:59 pm

Thanks. I like spaffing in your mums face. But you won’t mind. Whatever floats yer boat and all that.

Thanks being so understanding

Floats boat

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Re: Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by John Bingham » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:07 pm

Unless the pigment is made from cobra venom, rare plants and some blood from a revered enemy they just don't count. Also you need to follow a code which will be spelled out during the process.
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Re: Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by markd » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:21 pm

how come i didnt get a mod edit in the offending post when i got banned for a week recently and i didnt even say spaffing :tophat: :tophat:
Chester wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Thanks. I like spaffing in your mums face. But you won’t mind. Whatever floats yer boat and all that.

Thanks being so understanding

Floats boat

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Re: Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by Brody » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:42 pm

Spaffing.

I learned a new word today. Thanks brethren! :thumb:
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Re: Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by cambo swa » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:44 pm

markd wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:21 pm
how come i didnt get a mod edit in the offending post when i got banned for a week recently and i didnt even say spaffing :tophat: :tophat:

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Re: Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by Barang chgout » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:43 am

Chester wrote:Thanks. I like spaffing in your mums face. But you won’t mind. Whatever floats yer boat and all that.

Thanks being so understanding

Floats boat

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Re: Sak Yant Tattoos

Post by Gator » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:05 am

John Bingham wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Unless the pigment is made from cobra venom, rare plants and some blood from a revered enemy they just don't count. Also you need to follow a code which will be spelled out during the process.
I've heard of venom and plants/herbs being used in the "ink", but blood from an enemy is a new one.
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