Bits and BobsAnantara offers a meeting with a master tattooist

Sacred tattoo, anyone? Head to Bangkok

The private Sak Yant tattoo sessions are performed in privacy.
The private Sak Yant tattoo sessions are performed in privacy.

BANGKOK - Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is introducing private sacred tattoo sessions by one of the city’s most famous Sak Yant masters, Ajarn Neng Onnut.  

Sak Yant tattoos, also referred to as bamboo tattoos, are expertly engraved into the skin entirely by hand using a traditional Khem Sak – a handcrafted metal rod designed to replicate the shape of a bamboo stick.

In recent years the practice has become increasingly popular with foreign tourists to Thailand, thanks in part to Ajarn Neng who inked Sak Yant tattoos on Hollywood actors including Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford and Brooke Shields; and famed Hong Kong actor, Alex Fong.  

Anantara Siam is the only hotel in Thailand that offers this exclusive private service by the revered master.

The private Sak Yant tattoo sessions by Ajarn Neng Onnut are performed in the privacy of a guest’s suite, or in a private treatment room.

Prices for a private Sak Yant tattoo session by Ajarn Neng Onnut at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel start from US$800 for a small symbol called Na and US$1,000 USD for a one-line Yant, up to US$3,000 per hour for a Twin Tiger design.

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