Ramakien Ink Experience – Getting a Sak Yant in Ayutthaya

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Ramakien Ink Experience – Getting a Sak Yant in Ayutthaya


Getting a Sak Yant in Ayutthaya

We believe that the ancient art of the Sak Yant in Ayutthaya (bamboo tattoo) is one of the most personal and spiritual experiences one can have in this part of South East Asia. We feel that this experience is best enjoyed with someone who understands the process, in addition to having an Ajarn (tattoo master) who faithfully takes his work seriously. We think quality of the yantra, in addition to having proper sterilization of the equipment both add to your experience being able to enter the process with the assurance that everything will be ok afterwards.

By sourcing one of Ayutthaya's most revered Ajarns, and adequately training our Travel Gurus (local guide experts), we have carefully crafted one of the most culturally immersive, mindful experiences one could hope for while getting 'inked' in an ancient form.

If you are looking for a specific protection/aid in life, a spiritual connection to the east, or a travel memory that will last a lifetime, this may be what you've been seeking.

Please Note: Price is all inclusive of a consultation and a medium sized sak yant (about the size of your hand), though it is possible the Ajarn may ask for an additional sum if you would prefer to choose your own design or a larger yant, rather than one he has chosen based on your expressed needs.

Want more info on getting a Sak Yant in Ayutthaya? Please visit our FAQ – Sak Yant resource guide!

Thinking of getting multiple Sak Yant in Ayutthaya on the same day? Travelling as a couple or with a friend and want to share the experience? Contact us for a possible relevant promo code for multiple Ink Experiences!

*No bulk discounts for single yant purchases or for multi-day bookings.

Is the date you're looking for not available? Consider trying our other Ink Experience locations.


What should I expect on this TRIP?

Getting a Sak Yant in Ayutthaya – The process of getting a sak yant (Bamboo Tattoo) is a sacred experience – one that has ancient roots dating back many centuries in South East Asia, and has grown and evolved over time. We feel very fortunate to be able to offer this experience to our guests.

As with any permanent design you are planning to put on your body, it’s probably a good idea to know a bit about the process prior to getting a Sak Yant (Please see our FAQs – Everything you NEED to know about getting a Sak Yant in Ayutthaya resource). Based on old traditions, it is common for locals to come meet with their Ajarn (tattoo master) prior to getting a Sak Yant, to be able to consult them on things troubling their lives. Here, they would discuss their passions, their goals in life, challenges they face, and even their fears – anything based on their values. This enables to Ajarn to select a yantra (their are over 1000 designs of the tattoos associated with various types of protections) which would fully personalized, to help the guest and to give them an enchantment.

There is a common misconception that ajarns just choose based on reading your aura or energy. This idea is likely is due to some foreigners not having the ability to communicate with the ajarn, and so they would choose a yantra which holds a general protection spell for them, as they could not communicate on any deeper level. It would appear that they read their mind or energy, though it is much more likely they were just unsure of what else to give, and gave something powerful, though more generalized.

We try to bridge that gap with a full consultation prior to your experience. When you go to Ayutthaya to get a sak yant on our ink experience, you will be able to converse with the ajarn with the aid of your Travel Guru (licensed local guide), to hear the ajarn’s teachings and suggestions for what might help you in your onward journey. It is a beautiful process, and we encourage everyone to go through it, even if you already had a design in mind – he may give you a better suggestion more suited to you.

We take hygiene and quality very seriously, and have many interviewed ajarns to ensure that we could find the best suited for you to get a sak yant in Ayutthaya. The ajarn we practice with is also comfortable to give a sak yant to women. You will be assured good quality, and hygiene, while being very traditional in the ceremonies, with a respected ajarn – so you can come worry free and be able to be more ‘present’ both mentally, physically, and spiritually for you experience.

On the day of your Sak Yant ceremony, we will have a Travel Guru (local guide) meet you at your hotel or an agreed upon location. You will travel together to a rural area of the city of Ayutthaya, in which a revered Ajarn’s samnak (traditional sak yant studio) is located. Upon arrival, you will begin to feel the authenticity and seclusion of this ajarn’s practice, and see how serious and involved he really is. Often there are several other locals there awaiting their own blessing and protections from him.

You will be guided through the entire ceremony with the help of your travel guru. The duration of the ceremonies are only about 15 mins total before and after, though the duration of the Sak Yant in Ayutthaya itself can range anywhere between 15 mins to 4 hours depending on the size and intricacy of the design chosen. It all happens in an incredible setting, and one that not many would ever forget. The smells, the sounds, the statues and masks and incense burning.

Upon completion of your sacred blessing, our travel guru will escort you to a local food market for a well deserved meal, where you can reflect on your experience while further being exposed to the local culture through the sights, sounds, and tastes of this part of the city which is truly off the beaten path.

With your new protection and a full belly, our guide will help arrange transit for your journey back to your hotel, happy and blessed.

Where does this TRIP go?


  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (also referred to as Ayudhya)

What Highlights will I see?

  • Local food market for a meal
  • Rural Ayutthaya, far off the beaten path
  • A discreet Ajarn (tattoo master) studio

What is included?

  • Your sacred Sak Yant protection
  • A Travel Guru (local guide)
  • Transport (bus, taxi, sky train, ferry, etc
  • Pick up from hotel/meeting point, and help arranging transit back
  • Local Meal in a market after your Sak Yant in Ayutthaya
  • Water & snacks

What is NOT included?

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • International flights or transportation to/from the itinerary’s start point
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Gratuities and tips
  • All drinks
  • Spending Money

Supporting Local Projects and Foundations

WSE Travel - TRiP Projects - Travel Responsibly, Impact Positively

Every TRiP that you go on with WSE Travel, we will donate 2% (or $1/day per day, per person – whichever is greater), to an environmental project and a community-based project in the country you’re visiting. For information on the projects for this TRiP, please click on the link below: Thailand TRIP projects


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