Sak Yant Tattoo Bamboo Needle Hygiene.

Sak Yant Tattoo Bamboo Needle Hygiene:

The decision of getting a tattoo most of the time is emotionally driven. The world is getting more and more attracted to the fashion of getting intricate designs inked on their bodies. The whole process of choosing the right tattoo that suits your personality and planning the right place to get it is a huge responsibility. After all, a tattoo is something you are going to wear on your skin for the rest of your life. Thus, anyone who is planning to wear a tattoo must do proper research rather than visiting any random tattoo parlor.

Some tattoos are beautiful to wear, whereas there are some, such as, the world famous Sak Yant tattoo that holds deep profound meanings.

The Sak Yant tattoo carries a long history, and there are mainly spiritual reasons that motivate people to wear it. A large number of visitors travel to Thailand to get a Sak Yant tattoo inked by the traditional Buddhist monks. 

There are many places in Thailand where you can get a tattoo. But usually, the Wat Bang Phra temple is the most visited places where the traditional art of designing Sak Yant tattoo is practiced. There are a number of doubts that bother tourists' minds, such as, whether the traditional method of getting the Sak Yant tattoo through a bamboo needle safe?

 Sak Yant Tattoo Bamboo Needle Hygiene

Stainless steel stick used at Thai Tattoo Cafe

Stainless steel stick used at Thai Tattoo Cafe

To clarify your doubts, let me first introduce you to the process of getting a Sak Yant tattoo. At Wat Bang Phra, basically according to the traditional method, the monk or Ajarn chooses the particular design of the Sak Yant tattoo after reading your aura. Once, this is done the art of designing the tattoo begins with a stainless steel stick. 

At Chiang Mai, the Sak Yant tattoo is designed keeping in mind to give the visitor a clean and safe experience. The monks at this place do not use bamboo needle these days to craft the design. Instead, they have switched to the use of stainless steel needles because of the risk of transfer of diseases by the traditional bamboo needles and the excruciating pain the visitor experiences.

There are two types of stainless steel tips that are available. One is available with screw in steel tip. These are made completely sterile using flame, steam, and absolute alcohol. Moreover, the monks have some needles to use. Thus, each visitor gets his or her needle. This eliminates the fear of being tattooed by the same needle. The Chiang Mai offers the safer choice in the form replaceable needle that is available in disposable plastic bags and is placed in the needle holder at the end of a stainless steel needle.

Concern over the ink used for tattooing the Sak Yant tattoo is also commonly encountered. Because the recipe to this ink is a secret and also because the tattoo is believed to render mystical powers, any changes in the ink being used might be disastrous. However, due to the questions raised over the hygiene of the ink, many visitors prefer taking their bottle of ink. Now, this may work well if you are planning to get yourself tattooed from a temple or parlor in small rural areas but at Chiang Mai, the health of the tourists is the prime concern, and thus, like the needle, the ink used is also hygienic.