Getting a Sak Yant in New York City
Sak Yant bamboo tattoos are believed to give the bearer a magical blessing to help in their own personal journey.
Sak Yant (traditional Thai ‘bamboo tattoos’) have been around for centuries as a form of protection and enchantment for certain aspects of your life. A wise shaman, known as an ‘Ajarn’ in Thailand, undergoes years of training learning ancient incantations and magical spells while perfecting his craft and knowledge of the spiritual practice of sak yant. There are thousands of yantra (magical protective tattoo) designs, each with their own special enchantment and spell. These can range anywhere from “luck in love”, “luck in business”, “protection from harm”, “enchantment for creativity”, and so on.
The enchantments tend to be basic at face-value, though through a consultation with your ajarn, he can find a far deeper connection to your own personal values, aspirations and goals, by associating back-stories of the yantras. By discussing your passions, your life goals, challenges you face and fears you have, the ajarn will have a deeper understanding of what is important and sacred to you, and find a protective sak yant which embodies them to help you in your journey through life. Using his wisdom, you will end up with a yantra which is personalized and profoundly meaningful to you and you alone, even if someone else had a similar design based on their own personal and very different journey.
Note: In the end, you do have the final say if this is a yantra which resonates with you, regardless of his suggestions for you. You will not end up with something which hasn’t been discussed and approved by you first (though it is rare to not find a deep feeling of connection to the wise ajarn’s suggestions). The highest levels of hygiene and quality are ensured with this ancient experience. New needles and ink pots are used for each guest of the ajarn.
Who is Ajarn Neng?
Ajarn Neng is one of Thailand’s most respected ajarns who has given sak yant to thousands of Thais and foreign visitors including Brooke Shields and Steven Seagal, and was featured in Forbes magazine. He will be visiting New York from September 22nd to October 1st, 2017 and giving traditional consultations and sak yant in New York City.
What is the process of getting a sak yant in New York?
You are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early for your session where you will be briefed and walked through the process. There may be a slight waiting period or the opportunity to start a few minutes early based on the guest before you and the length of their own consultation and sak yant. Upon the commencement of your own experience, you will be guided through traditional ceremonies, introduced to Ajarn Neng, and being your consultation. Your consultation will be translated from English to Thai and vice versa with the Ajarn’s assistant, a trusted member of Where Sidewalks End staff. Once a sak yant has been determined and agreed upon, you will be given your sacred ink. A final blessing ceremony will take place, and you will be free to go to your next destination. Support both before and after the ink experience will be available for you with any questions you may have regarding the sak yant traditional and sacred bamboo tattoos.
Learn more about sak yant with our comprehensive Sak Yant FAQ page.
This is the first event of its kind in New York. Experience a traditional sak yant in New York and be part of an ancient history, while adding to your own.
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