THAI TATTOO SAK YANT MEANING 4

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Maha Saneh: This will offer the bearer charm and appeal to others.

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Paird dtit (Eight points)

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This Yant offers the bearer protection through eight directions of the compass therefore it is popular among travelers and those who travel as part of their occupation such as sailors, truck drivers and pilots. Usually there are eight Akaras (in Khom script) in circular shapes within the design. The three rectangular shapes going from large to small represent Lord Buddha and they help to ward off unwanted spirits. The eight points are also said to represent the eight fold path of Buddhist practice.

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A Bangkok Ink customer with a Paird dtit
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A Paird dtit customized version

Tigers
The tiger represents power, strength and authority. The tiger is an awesome creature and one that is feared and respected by all other animals that live in the jungle. This Yant is a favourite with Muay Thai fighters and soldiers alike. Many prefer twin tigers, with the Akara (Khom script) encompassing the lower half of the Yant. This Yant is said to also offer help in business dealings and is popular among entrepreneurs.
Suea Hiaw Lang
A Suea Hiaw Lang, or “tiger looking back” represents protection from behind, as if something is watching your back. Most of the animal Yants have the attributes of that animal, the tiger has stealth, speed and power. This Yant is suitable for people with authority and respect. As well as giving the bearer a fearful aura, it also represents compassion and kindness. This Yant is said to be helpful in business negotiations, managing employees, finances and helps develop communication skills. It also protects against accidents or natural disasters. Apart from this, it is a very beautiful Yant. Thai people believe that those who are born in the year of the tiger are very strong by nature, and this Yant is often used to change a person’s life from bad to good. This Yant is most popular with military personnel, police, businessmen and politicians. It is said that the tiger looking back is best suited to those who are highly respected in the community. This Yant is one that demands a lot from the bearer. He or she must be a responsible and caring person and use their authority in a positive way.

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Sue Hua Caad (headless tiger)
This version of the tiger Yant is said to offer protection in life and death situations and is often worn in the middle of the chest. Favored by people in very dangerous occupations.

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Twin Tigers
The twin tigers are a favorite with Muay Thai fighters. The tiger’s attributes include strength, speed and agility and twin tigers is said to be the very highest level of power. It is also a suitable Yant for someone in authority.

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Twin tigers for a Bangkok Ink customer

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Wonderful example of a single tiger.

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