Did you know some tattoos can stop bullets?
Sak Yant tattoos (also known as yantras) are a form of sacred tattoos practiced in South-East Asia, mainly in Thailand. They originated at around the 10th century and are usually a mixture of ancient Khmer script and original Buddhist Pali script.
Sak Yant can only be tattooed by Buddhist monks or sacred practitioners. The monk uses needles (although many places are being modernized) to draw the pattern on the back and rubs ink while chanting prayers to empower the charm inside the tattoo. It is a very painful ritual.
After the inking is finished, the monk places his hand on the person’s eyes and forces his head back, then draws a ritual knife across the throat (no blood) and stabs his back lightly.
Sak Yant are believed to protect from any physical harm. Even stopping bullets. They also strengthen the will, courage and spirit of the person.
Many foreigners today are starting to get yantras because of one famous actress who got one tattooed on her shoulder: Angelina Jolie.
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The sight of flying lanterns
The sound of harps
The feel of having a load taken of the shoulders
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