I had always wanted a tattoo and had even gone as far as making an appointment to get one and canceling…twice. The Gao Yord protection symbol currently on my back will always remind me of the day I sat on a dirty monastery floor for 4 hours with 40 locals waiting nervously for my turn to be jabbed blessed. We took a wild trip involving minivans, motorcycle taxis, sun-rises over rice patties and a village-based Buddhist temple, Wat Bang Phra. This is a great round-up of everyone’s stories, especially since tattoos really do have significant meaning to most people.
I stumbled upon your website when doing Silent Meditation retreat research and have been a huge fan ever since (will prob do mine in Chiang Mai later this year).
My girlfriend and I will be partaking in the Sak Yant tradition when we reach the Thailand phase of our year-long RTW. Me & my friend are totally in love with your story and sak yants – One question, where did you get the second tattoo done? Nice story Kristin, I like that your second tattoo meant something very special for you, something that Buddhism taught you. If you want the powers to last, if you believe in it, it’s supposed to be blessed yearly. I have been wanting to get a travel tattoo for a long time but it has been a challenge to put the theme of travel into a tattoo. By: Anna Kate, Exploring the world one crazy adventure at a time and sharing how you too can afford to travel. For a little bit I was wondering if you’d leave it blank and fill in the countries as you go, or have kids come up to you and color them in like a color-by-numbers or something. Alex-Wanderlust Marriage recently posted…Happy New Year From Animals Around the World! Stephen recently posted…$250 Flight Voucher Giveaway – Because You Guys Are Awesome! Curious about why my other travel blogging peers felt the urge to permanently carry a Sak Yant tattoo, I asked them all what their purpose was for seeking it out. I do believe that we got our bodies from something, let’s call it God, to use in our life.


I followed his directions and advice completely, and made sure to see his ink for myself before getting mine. I have one from college, which marked a transitional period in my life, and it’s the Japanese equivalent of Chi, representing balance in your mind, your body and your soul. I know its not being done in the same place as the first one so did you get the freedom to choose it? I read all of the different posts and I decided that I would live on the edge when I was in Thailand and I went through with it. I’m actually writing a term paper in grad school on how Sak Yant tradition has developed from the pre-Funan period to today and the final part of my paper is the introduction of foreigners and how they personalize their tattoos. The things I love most about travel are of course taking photos, but also meeting new people, having new experiences, connecting with different cultures and the overwhelming sense of freedom I gain from doing what I love. Don't remember if it was influenced by any of the pictures we looked at together, but I think it represents you perfectly! And a lot of fun to see the tattoo gradually taking its shape through the different photos. Love the colours, almost looks like they’re representing planes flying around the world. Instead of buying a couple of magnets or taking dozens of photos to share on Facebook, people get a travel themed pattern on the most visible part of their body.
But the real me, the person behind the body, the thing which makes me me, is the thing inside. If anybody with a Sak Yant story would allow me to interview them, I’d greatly appreciate it! It is the best way to remember all those unforgetable moments and show others that you are always ready to hit the road. It taught me compassion, which made me a happier person, and helped me to develop patience and kindness. During a trip to Thailand to visit me in my new quarters, my father suffered an irrecoverable cardiac arrest. I could be wrong but it seems as if the patches of colors represent the different cultures and how they blend into one another so beautifully.


Wanderlust and adventure are the most popular one word travel tattoos and maybe the most prefered ones. My lifestyle revolves around seeking out new travel adventures, so when I learned about the Sak Yant process, I was intrigued. My family joined together to support one-another here in Bangkok while doctors passed numerous tests. It is ideal for travellers, and of course very significant to not only the transition of my new life abroad and all the travel entailed in my life, but also for the transition my family would now go through.
After doing some research on tattoo shops I decided on a small tattoo shop in Cincinnati, Ohio. Compass, camera, map and suitcase are some of the travel objects to ink, along with the most related designs plane, sailboat and balloon. Why not let a practiced Thai holy-man pick an ancient design and apply it using a traditional method?
The tattoo artist took my ideas, sketched them into a lovely piece and went to work transforming my arm into a representation of me. It was in Chiang Mai, I was talking to the chef of our hostel about my back tattoo and he showed me his tattoos. Not the introduction to my life-long passion I would have wished upon him, but significant none-the-less.
Some people use make up, some experiment with hair and clothes to let you see, what kind of person they really are.
And he told me about the spirit of Sak Yants, what they mean to him and encouraged me to go to the same temple where he got his ones.



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