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Sai Ohm Kan Satru Tattoos Bangkok

Sai Ohm Kan Satru Tattoo Bangkok

Sai Ohm Kan Satru, or ยันต์สายโอมกันศัตรู in Thai script, is a sacred tattoo design woven with cultural and spiritual threads

It is a popular design in the Sak Yant (also known as “Thai Traditional”) tattooing style

You can read a detailed article about Sak Yant here 

 

What Does Sai Ohm Kan Satru Mean?

Like many phrases in Thai, it doesn’t really have a direct translation to English

A good summary of what it means is “A sacred rune to protect you from danger and enemies”

If we break it down word for word:

  • Sai Ohm = with the Ohm symbol included
  • Kan = Protect
  • Satru = Enemy or Danger

The significance of this tattoo is to provide the wearer not only with protection against enemies and dangers

But it does so by providing them with a greater connection to consciousness

So it really isn’t talking about just physical protection, but spiritual too

It is believed to give you protection from the worldly influences that can affect your spiritual journey and mental health

 

What Do The Letters or Script in the Sai Ohm Kan Satru Say?

The letters in the Sai Ohm Kan Satru are written in a language called Khom

The Khom script traces its lineage back to the ancient Brahmi script of India

This distinctive alphasyllabic writing system has seen widespread use across Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and notably Thailand

Within Buddhist and Hindu ceremonies, it maintains a distinguished position

The relevance of Khom script is significantly amplified within Sak Yant, the sacred tattoos of Thailand

It’s said to hold potent spiritual energy and is used to inscribe various symbols and mantras

This script, a treasured inheritance, has been transferred across generations of Sak Yant masters, preserving its spiritual resonance and authenticity

Though the modern Thai script and Khom script share the same Brahmi roots, Khom has had considerable transformations over time

Despite sharing a common ancestry, these scripts now possess unique visual characteristics and usage rules

The modern Thai script is predominantly used for daily communication in Thailand, while the Khom script retains its crucial role in religious, ceremonial, and traditional contexts like Sak Yant

In Sak Yant, the use of Khom script isn’t just for its physical inscription

It serves as a spiritual bridge, linking the wearer to the deep-seated cultural heritage, historical continuity, and spiritual vitality encapsulated in this ancient script

The usage of the script in the Sai Ohm Kan Satru design isn’t able to be “read” in the way we generally understand it

It’s meant to invoke certain meanings and protections in a way that the original Ajarn (Sak Yant master) decides

Our designs are sourced from famous Ajarns and checked for authenticity

So while we can’t tell you what it “says”, we are able to explain the meaning

 

The Unalome

In the Sai Ohm Kan Satru design, the important Buddhist symbol, the unalome, represents a path towards spiritual enlightenment

The unalome’s complex twists and turns aren’t just random

They are metaphoric signposts on the spiritual quest

The journey isn’t a straight line and there are going to be setbacks and obstacles

sometimes causing a backward movement before progressing forward.

When the winding path finally straightens, it signifies achieving enlightenment, a state of clarity in both the mind and spirit

The Sai Ohm Kan Satru design includes unalomes in three orientations – vertical, horizontal, and diagonal

A unalome oriented vertically represents an aspiration to reach a higher spiritual plane

A horizontal unalome illustrates the balance of spiritual growth amidst worldly distractions and experiences

Interestingly, the diagonal unalome in the design signify the dynamic nature of the spiritual path

Emphasizing that it isn’t strictly vertical or horizontal but is a journey taken in all directions as one navigates through life’s experiences

The Sai Ohm Kan Satru design then symbolizes a three-dimensional spiritual journey.

The design demonstrates that through spiritual evolution (vertical), worldly experiences (horizontal), and a balance between the two (diagonal), we can make progress towards our spiritual goals

 

The Sai Ohm Kan Satru is More Than Just Art

The Sai Ohm Kan Satru is more than an artwork, it’s a spiritual blueprint

Its energy is drawn from centuries-old traditions, passed down through generations of Sak Yant masters

It is, also, a beautiful piece of art!

It’s entirely a personal choice what the tattoo means to you, and nobody is going to judge you for that

Whether you want it for the deep rooted spiritual and cultural meanings

Or just think it’s a beautiful meaningful design that you’d love to have on your body

It’s entirely your choice

 

What does the Ohm Symbol in a Sak Yant design Represent?

Diving deep into the cultural reservoir of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the Ohm (or Aum) symbol emerges as one of the most iconic and sacred symbols

Most people are familiar with the Hindu version of the Ohm symbol

With its roots dating back thousands of years, the Ohm symbol can be found not only in ancient scriptures but also in numerous art forms, meditative practices, and even, tattoo art

Crafted out of three Sanskrit letters – aa, au, and ma, when combined, the Ohm symbol represents the trinity of life – the waking state, dream state, and deep sleep state

The version found in the Sai Ohm Kan Satru design has the same exact meaning but is the Khom version of the symbol

Universally embraced as the primordial sound of the universe, it’s believed that chanting ‘Ohm’ in meditation connects us to the divine vibrations of the cosmos

Its importance goes beyond religion and philosophy, acting as a spiritual guide, a protector, and a provider of harmony and peace in people’s lives

In the context of Sak Yant tattoos, the Ohm symbol represents protection, divine connection, peace, and spiritual enlightenment

The Ohm symbol is a tiny testament to the vast cosmic truth, serving as a visual and sonic reminder of the profound connection between the universe and the beings within it

 

What Position on the Body Can You Get a Sai Ohm Kan Satru Tattoo?

The most popular position for this design is on the spine

This is because it fits nicely in the center of the back

However, you’re completely free to choose the position with only one rule

In Buddhist belief, the lower part of the body below the waist is seen as unclean

For this reason, it can be considered offensive to have a Sak Yant tattoo below the waist

As we operate in a way that wants to respect and celebrate Thai culture, we won’t do any Sak Yant tattoo below the waist

Apart from that, the choice is entirely yours!

 

Where to Get a Sai Ohm Kan Satru Tattoo in Bangkok?

At ALL DAY Tattoo, we honor this cultural heritage with every tattoo

Our studio in Bangkok is fully licensed, and we strictly adhere to Western hygiene practices

We use only premium, FDA-approved inks from the USA, ensuring vibrant longevity for your tattoo

Choosing us means choosing a fair and transparent process, free from tourist tricks or scams

Our central location in Bangkok makes us easy to find

Our team of friendly, English-speaking professionals are always ready to guide you through the process of getting your Sai Ohm Kan Satru tattoo

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