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Sak Yant Phuket Tattoo Experience

Tour guide:

Pema

Pema is a Phuket Island native with a deep respect for all things spiritual. She has been fascinated with the culture around sak yant since she was young, always asking her uncle the meanings of the marks on his skin. She'll impart her knowledge of this ancient practice over dinner before taking you for your own experience. 

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Sak Yant Phuket Tattoo Experience

4 People Maximum (Private Tour)

4 People Maximum (Private Tour)

Dinner & Drinks

Dinner & Drinks

16h00 - 20h00

16h00 - 20h00

English Language

English Language

Licensed Guide and Ajarn

Licensed Guide and Ajarn

Phuket

Phuket

From $90 Per Person

From $90 Per Person

Sak Yant Phuket Tattoo Experience

Tour guide:

Pema

Pema is a Phuket Island native with a deep respect for all things spiritual. She has been fascinated with the culture around sak yant since she was young, always asking her uncle the meanings of the marks on his skin. She'll impart her knowledge of this ancient practice over dinner before taking you for your own experience. 

Why come all the way to get your Phuket tattoo in a parlour that looks the same the world over? When you receive a sacred sak yant tattoo by an ajarn master who'll ink you the traditional way, it'll have real meaning. 

Our ajarn lives a humble existence, perhaps a throwback to the 7 years he spent learning the art of sak yant tattooing as a monk. The rising scent of burning incense curls up past the photos of 3 generations of his masters and the eyes of his gods. This is the man visited by muay Thai fighters who come to be inked and blessed for protection during combat.

You won't be going alone. Our guide Pema will be with you throughout the experience. After meeting at a sacred temple on the edge of Patong, she'll take you to choose your ajarn's offering before discussing the history of sak yant and the meaning of the marks over dinner at a hilltop restaurant.

Continue with Pema to the ajarn's simple but sacred studio where'll you'll sit cross legged on the floor to discuss which sak yant has the most meaning for you and its position on your body. After the ajarn has prepared his equipment, you'll sit before him while he begins his work. As he marks your body, he'll chant sacred prayers and when the sak yant is complete, you'll receive a ceremonial blessing. Leave with power, fortune, protection and a damn cool design.

*The experience includes a small sak yant, through you can opt for a medium size when booking. For larger designs with more detail, contact us.

Sak Yant Phuket Tattoo Experience

What's included on this tour

Private tour lasting 4 hours

Fully licensed Thai guide

Offering for the ajarn

Transport to and from the temple meeting point

Dinner and drinks at a hilltop restaurant

Private time with your ajarn and blessing 

One small sak yant tattoo (or book a larger one)

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Sak Yant Phuket Tattoo Experience

Sample Menu: Choose your offering and let the inking begin

Meet your guide Pema at Wat Suwan Khiri Wong.

Meet your guide Pema at Wat Suwan Khiri Wong.

Follow Pema to choose your ajarn's floral offering.

Follow Pema to choose your ajarn's floral offering.

Hop in your private vehicle and head for the hills.

Hop in your private vehicle and head for the hills.

Learn about the history of sak yant over dinner with a view.

Learn about the history of sak yant over dinner with a view.

Arrive and meet your ajarn at his sacred studio.

Arrive and meet your ajarn at his sacred studio.

Sit down to discuss which sak yant tattoo has the most meaning for you.

Sit down to discuss which sak yant tattoo has the most meaning for you.

Pass your offering to the ajarn.

Pass your offering to the ajarn.

Receive your sak yant tattoo the traditional way.

Receive your sak yant tattoo the traditional way.

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Have your new sak yant blessed.

Have your new sak yant blessed.

Return back to Wat Suwan Khiri Wong.

Return back to Wat Suwan Khiri Wong.

How to book

To join the tour, hit the 'Book Now' button below, select your date and size of sak yant tattoo, and secure your tour with your card. All our sak yant Phuket tours require availability to be checked before we confirm. If you have any special requests, would like to book a last minute tattoo or want a larger sak yant, please contact us. This tour is private only for up to 4 people. Should guests want to join the experience without getting a tattoo, please use the drop-down menu to select the number of guests. 

Meeting point

Your guide Pema will meet you at the gates of Wat Suwan Khiri Wong temple on the edge of Patong, Phuket. More details along with the address will be provided on your booking confirmation voucher. Your guide will be wearing A Chef's Tour t-shirt. 

What to expect

This tour is designed for adventurous souls looking to experience another side of Thai culture and life. Your guide Pema will take great care of you throughout the tour. Please do not drink alcohol before the experience or your ajarn will decline to tattoo you and no refund will be offered. It goes without saying that all customers will receive a new needle and ink. The ajarn will start your tattoo with a traditional metal rod (often called a bamboo rod). Though your ajarn is a master with years of training whilst a monk, a gun may be used for fine detail. If you prefer a gun to be used throughout, let Pema know. Those looking for the experience without a permanent mark can opt to have an oil tattoo and blessing instead. 

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