All posts by Paul Cade

Sak Yant Books Available

Sacred-Tattoos-of-Thailand-coverWe are pleased to provide to you a list of publications that are available to purchase online.

For those of you that like to own publications and read up on the subject, I am hopeful that you will find something to your liking. Check it out today and happy reading.

Click on the link below to view the list of Sak Yant books available, or have a look through the carousel and select the book that interests you.

Sak Yant Publications

Growing up I always wanted a tattoo but was never able to commit to anything

As the years went on I thought I was over it.  I guess it all started again when I went on Vipassana while in Australia.  There was this girl with the most beautiful tattoos.  I asked her about her tattoos and she told me she had them done the traditional way with a bamboo stick in Borneo.  I was intrigued and the seed was replanted. Continue reading Growing up I always wanted a tattoo but was never able to commit to anything

Back for my second Sak Yant

My very first tattoo took me 38 years to get and I am glad I wanted and had a Yan Koo Poo Tong as my first experience. The experience of having my first tattoo and also getting it done in a different country seemed very overwhelming at first. My friend Mark did a good job at trying to calm my nerves leading up to the whole experience. Continue reading Back for my second Sak Yant

I took my friend this time

The first time I visited Ajarn Anek was to arrange to have a “Yan Ha Tel” the now famous five lines on Anjelina Jolie or as my daughter calls it “barcode” I’d wanted one for a long time but did not know how to go about getting a good tattoo within easy distance from my condo.

I found Ajarn Anek by asking around in Pattaya, a new friend Adrian told me of the website, he told me it was strongly recommended by someone he knows; but now forgets who. This was a year back now. It took a year for Adrian and myself to be both in Pattaya at the same time. After my adventures to Ajarn Anek for my “Yan Ha Tel” Continue reading I took my friend this time

New: Friends of Archan Anek Facebook group

Hi Everybody,

To allow those who have received a Sak Yant from Archan Anek to tell everyone about how much they enjoyed the experience and how much they love his work, I have created a Group on my Facebook page called “Friends of Archan Anek – Sak Yant Master

So why not join the group  and post up your thoughts and any photo’s that you may have not sent me to post on the Web Site. Please note that anything I deem inappropriate on the Facebook page will be deleted, it is there only to promote Archan Aneks work, not someone else’s.

PLEASE NOTE:  Membership of the group is not guaranteed, I will inspect your profile and decide if you seem to be genuinely interested in this subject or whether you are what I like to call a “Serial Grouper”

If you belong to a very large number of groups and or I consider that you are wanting membership to sell whatever it is you are selling, then there is little chance you will be granted membership.

Click here to go to the Facebook Group

Paul Cade

Happy Couple

Dear Paul,

A few weeks ago I visited Acharn Anek and received my first yant, and my wife received hers as well (yan ha tel). A photo of mine is attached, which I received on my forearm.

It was a wonderful experience. Both my wife and I felt very much at ease with Acharn Anek, who impressed us with his easy laughter and warm demeanour. The ceremony was very spiritual, both before and after the tattooing. Continue reading Happy Couple

Not So Sure, Not Any More

I am visiting Thailand for the first time, but I did already a couple of years ago some research about Sak Yant Tattoos.

When arriving in Pattaya I was discussing with my friend Alexandra about having a tattoo done during our stay in Thailand. I immediately said to her that I would love to get a Sak Yant, because I love the designs, the Khmer writings, the meaning, the history, the spirituality and the mystic of it. I thought that this would be a very nice experience to have the tattoo done with a ceremony, not like going to a shop and just choosing something. I believe that Sak Yant is much more than just a simple tattoo. Continue reading Not So Sure, Not Any More

Just what he always wanted but didn’t know it

I was on a golfing holiday in Pattaya with my brother Andrew who lives in Sydney and I have been working out of Dubai for the past 7.5 years. I have been looking for a tattoo for around 10 years, but I always had difficulty finding one that resonated with me. I wanted it to mean something… I wanted it to be special. It would be my first tattoo and I had looked constantly in tattoo shops all over the world waiting for some inspiration. Continue reading Just what he always wanted but didn’t know it

Another Satisfied Client

My name is Zitian Jiang and I am currently an Accountant living in Northern California.  I came upon Archan Anek’s website earlier in 2009 and it caught my interest immediately.  I got in touch with the webmaster, Paul and started talking in detail with him. He was very friendly and helpful on explaining everything to me. Continue reading Another Satisfied Client

Buddha Speaks Through Archan

Sak Yant tattoo’s have religous and other inferences, the Yant that you have in mind, may not be given to you.

Many are considered to be lucky for you in your job, or personal life, if the Yant you are wanting is considered to be “Bad Luck” for you, then Archan Anek will advise you as to what is more suitable for you, generally based on your year of birth.

IE: the Leaping TigerSuea Maha AmnajYant is generally not given to anyone that is born in the year of the Pig, Goat etc as these animals are prey for a Tiger.

Archan Anek believes that if he where to give you a “Bad LuckYant, that he will be afforded similar bad luck.