Traditional Thai Tattoo by Monk at Temple

How to get a Traditional Thai Tattoo by Monk at Temple

In Pai and want to get a Thai Tattoo by a Monk? We provide this service at our Chiang Mai Location

Sak Yant Chiang Mai

Getting a Sak Yant Thai Tattoo by Monk at a Temple in Chiang Mai Thailand

For some people the idea of getting a Traditional Thai Tattoo by a Monk at a Temple has a certain romantic appeal.  This a a service that is available at Wat Bang Phra in Bangkok, or at Sak Yant Chiang Mai in Chiang Mai.  Chiang Mai is just 130km from Pai and able to be done in a day trip if desired. The advantage of using Sak Yant Chiang Mai is that it is the only place in Thailand where a female can get a Sak Yant Tattoo from a Monk.  The cost for this is 2500 baht plus the donation to the Monk – which depends on the size and design of the Sak Yant Tattoo.


Sak Yant Thai Tattoo by Monk at a Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand


  • 3-4 Hour Tour to a remote location to visit a Temple Sak Yant Monk
  • Learn how to preform the proper protocol at Temples
  • Talk with Staff and Monk about your Magical Intentions
  • Receive the Traditional Thai Sak Yant Tattoo
  • Receive the Magical Blessing for the Sak Yant.
  • Return for Aftercare instructions and ointment

Visit a Temple Monk for Sak Yant Thai Tattoo Overview

What to Expect getting a Thai Tattoo from a Monk at a Temple

Sak Yant Chiang Mai is the only tour company in all of Thailand that specializes in this total unique and magical experience. Join with our guides, as they take you to a remote country Thai Temple and introduce you to the Monk at the Sak Yant Temple. 

As these Monks do not speak English, your guides will translate for you to the Monk who will, after hearing about your desires and intention preform the Sak Yant Thai tattoo and Magical Blessing

Your Guide will meet you from  Our shop location in the Old City located at 27/11 Arak Road.  Click Here for Map

Arrive 10-15 minutes before so that the staff can make sure you are suitably dressed (and provide clothes if not), and brief you on the Tour.  From there you will first head to a local market to purchase your offerings.

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From 3500 Baht including basic Sak Yant when pre-booked online

The Offering usually involves 12 flowers, some incense, cigarettes, food, water, and the cash donation for the Monks time.

You will then be taken to a real working Monk and Temple  in a local rural community.  There might be local people there as well seeking the Monks services – you may have to wait your turn with the locals.

You will take off your shoes and sit on the floor along with the local people who have come for temple services. The locals will have a range of problems ranging from the serious to a good luck blessing. Some will have a serious demeanor, and some will be the typical Thai’s with a big smile and be talking away to you in Thai.

When it is your turn follow the following etiquette

When you greet a monk, you “Wai” and keep your body lower, it is polite to be the first to wai as is a sign of respect to the monk or elder. You will present your small “offering to the spirits” before the Sak Yant ceremony begins.

The Offering is showing respect to the monk that is going to do Sak Yant for you. Its a way to show them that you are prepared to accept their magic power and trust their skills.

First thing you have to do is bow 3 times to respect as Buddhism way;

1 for Buddha
2 for Buddhism
3 for the Monk

This offering should be arranged on a tray which is included flowers, incense and a candle and the money offing. The monk will have a small accepting ceremony of the offering, on behalf of the spirits.

While you are waiting,  the Monk will talk with your guide asking for validation that you are a deserving person and what you magical intention and desires are associated with the Blessing.  There will be a book available to look at and select your design.

Your guide will translate all of this for you so don’t worry – you are not expected to get everything right.

The Monk will prepare for your Sak Yant and magical Blessing. The Monk will sit in his chair and motion you to come over.  You will then start one of the most Spiritual experiences in your life!

After the Magic Thai Tattoo is Finished

After the Sak Yant it is completed, you will turn around and again bow 3 times to thank the monk.

Now is time for the blessing. Usually you will take your offering and both you and the monk will hold onto it for a few minutes while the Monk recites the blessing incantation. This is the magical part of the Sak Yant experience.

Reservation/Refund Policy

Refunds for bookings deposit when you advise us of a cancellation up to 3 days before the scheduled event

Pick-up and Drop-off location is at our Old City Tour Office located at:



27/11 Arak Road
Chiang Mai

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