Sak Yant Tattoos

Sak Yant are traditional tattoos and printed designs that have been a part of Cambodian spiritual practice and traditional life since before the time of Angkor Wat.

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Traditionally Cambodians get Sak Yant tattoos for a wide variety of purposes including; protection from all kinds of dangers, attracting love, attracting business, bringing success in life, Metta, increasing one’s beneficial relationships to others (charm), clearing away obstacles, bringing power to ones life and body, increasing health and vitality, as a ritual to mark growth and progress in life, as a spiritual practice, and for strengthening ones connection to the Buddha and the Hindu pantheon of gods. There are specific Sak Yant for almost any purpose you can imagine. This is an ancient practice of traditional religion and magic practiced within the container of Buddhism. 

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Sak Yant are typically a combination of Buddhist and Hindu sacred images, Pali script, Buddhist Sutras, sacred geometry, and other unique symbols and designs. At Federation Khmer Sak Yant we are happy to explain the designs, and we can help you choose the right tattoo for your needs.

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We make our Sak Yant using either a modern tattoo machine or with the traditional stick method. 

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For more information about Sak Yant and the Sak Yant traditions throughout SE Asia read the articles on the About Us page, call, email or come in and we will happily tell you about this amazing sacred tattoo practice. 

Click on any of the images below to see more examples of our Sak Yant.

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