Unalome Tattoos Bangkok
Unalome tattoos continue to grow in popularity and it is easy to understand why.
These standout, unique tattoo designs can range from simple pieces of body art to highly complex pieces that incorporate words, bright flowers and a host of other depictions.
If you are looking for an Unalome inking while in Bangkok, the ALL Day Tattoo studio in Sukhumvit is the place to go.
More later on why choosing the #1 fully licensed tattoo studio in Bangkok is a safe, solid and thoroughly enjoyable experience, one that will meet your every need.
First, we need to point out that anyone considering such a significant tattoo will benefit from understanding just what Unalome is all about!
With this in mind, let’s take a look at what Unalome tattoos represent, their origins and a selection of different designs available.
Through these explanations it will become clear that whatever Unalome tattoo you want is the design you can have.
What does the Unalome represent?
This is a buddhist symbol, but it is important to understand that whether you prescribe to a religion or not, Unalome tattoo designs can still have a very significant ‘life’ meaning.
Here’s what they mean in the Buddhist tradition.
Through this you will quickly understand that such meanings can be applied to and for anyone.
Unalome is a symbol that represents:
- Each individual’s ability to surpass normal limits while on this earth.
- The embodiment of our existence in this earthly plane.
- Signifies our awareness of the role in life we play.
- A reminder that we should analyze our actions and learn from them. By doing so, it will help each of us to reach the true meaning of benevolence.
Guidance – The path you take in life
Unalome can be a significant representation when it comes to the path we take through life.
We are all different, our road can be straight, circular or winding with many turns.
As we are all aware, life in general is filled with positives and negatives.
There will be times you are filled with sadness, anxiety, fear, even terror, but these are thankfully balanced through strong feelings of happiness, love and contentment.
The Unalome Spiral
By choosing an Unalome tattoo design you are showing that your path in life begins at the center of the spiral.
This represents the fact that we are initially trapped in our own uncertainty, fear and weakness.
As this path extends and unfolds we begin to find clarity in our mind and eventually free ourselves from those suffering cycles.
The Unalome spiral shows just how human we are and that it is common to make the same or similar mistakes over and again.
The Straight lines of the Unalome
It is not easy to abandon such a cycle, but it can be achieved.
The straight lines of the spiral show this.
The straight line included in an Unalome design is a visual metaphor of your journey.
A journey to reach enlightenment and awareness.
The Unalome Dot
The dot completing the Unalome design stands on its own and represents the uncertainty of life.
Becoming a better individual as your life progresses
The completed Unalome depiction is a reminder of the fact that we are human.
It accepts the fact that we will make mistakes as we go through life.
But, it also has a very positive side. It very much relates to the fact that it is possible to keep moving forward in life, and by doing so we will become better individuals as our life progresses.
Different designs – Impressive tattoos
As we briefly touched on at the beginning of the piece, Unalome tattoo designs offer a wide design choice.
Before we explain a selection of these designs we feel it is important to give a brief explanation of Sak Yant tattoos and their relation to Unalome elements.
Sak Yant Unalome tattoos
These tattoo designs are also known as “Thai Traditional” or “Bamboo” tattoos.
- Sak in Thai means Tattoo
- Yant is the Thai pronunciation of the Sanskrit word “Yantra” – a mystical diagram used in meditation.
It is highly likely that anyone who receives a Sak Yant tattoo will have the Unalome element included.
To emphasize this point, here are a small selection of Sak Yant tattoo designs inked by the highly experienced ALL DAY tattoo team of artists.
As should be very clear, these range from small, straightforward designs to far more complex inkings.
Sak Yant Unalome tattoos DO NOT need to be inked in the ‘traditional’ way
The ALL DAY tattoo studio team feel it is important that anyone considering a Sak Yant tattoo is aware of the following:
Sak Yant Unalome tattoos do not need to be delivered at a temple or studio claiming a special ritual/ blessing is a necessity.
Nor does the Sak Yant tattoo design of your choice need to be delivered using only the ‘stick and poke’ method of tattooing to be authentic.
This is something that many less reputable tattoo providers will claim.
The truth here is very different.
If you were to go through the traditional process of receiving a Sak Yant Unalome tattoo at a temple this would take many years of intense training.
During this period you would only receive Sak Yant Unalome tattoos based on merit.
The other point is that receiving a blessing from an Ajarn (teacher) should not involve money.
A true Ajarn is not allowed to take money for tattooing.
Equally, by going through this fake process it is indicating that the tattoo has been earned through merit and dedication.
Perhaps most importantly, there is a loophole that means they are not subject to ANY hygiene standards whatsoever!
This does not need to be the case. Sak Yant Unalome designs are highly artistic, beautiful and meaningful.
It is totally acceptable for any person, no matter what their nationality, creed or religion to receive a Sak Yant Unalome tattoo.
This type of inking can be far better completed using modern tattooing methods in a clean, hygienic studio such as the fully licensed ALL DAY Tattoo studio in Sukhumvit, central Bangkok.
Totally acceptable to Thai people
Foreigners who receive a Sak Yant Unalome tattoo design while in Thailand can rest assured that from a cultural point of view this is totally acceptable.
Indeed, you will find that Thai people are often proud to see other nationalities wearing a design that symbolizes their culture.
It really is not necessary for anyone to be tricked into a fake or ‘magic’ ceremony to enjoy their chosen Sak Yant Unalome tattoos.
A selection of some very special Unalome designs
Elements which are incorporated into Unalome tattoo designs come in many ‘flavors’.
When delivered professionally the finished inking looks simply stunning.
They can be ‘stand alone’ or include a wide choice of additional ‘features’.
Whatever your choice, one thing remains constant: An Unalome tattoo design deserves its place on your body.
Here are just 5 Unalome design ideas with their meanings. We will also give a short explanation of what can be added if you want a unique touch to your chosen design.
Unalome Lotus Flower
There are no two ways about it.
This is a stunning tattoo design!
Not just due to the choice of coloring, but the fact that the Lotus flower holds a significant place in Thai culture.
The roots of a Lotus flower are in the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, yet this does not stop it growing and becoming the most beautiful flower there is.
Symbolically, this indicates how it is possible for all of us to overcome each and every obstacle or challenge thrown our way and still continue on a journey of enlightenment as we flourish.
Each color of Lotus flower has a different meaning. You can choose from:
Words or Dates
To give your Unalome tattoo a unique and personal touch it is possible to incorporate names, words, sayings or dates.
These additions can be dedicated to a special person or significant event in your life and will be a constant reminder of something personal to you.
The joy of an Unalome design
The real joy of an Unalome tattoo design is the flexibility it offers.
It can be small, large or any size in between.
Design choice can be simplicity itself or highly complex and intricate.
The choice really is yours.
Where should an Unalome tattoo be placed?
Many women choose to have Unalome tattoos between their breasts.Inside of the wrist is also popular.
The shoulder, above a breast, or on the upper arm work very well if you are looking for larger designs.
For those looking at smaller designs think about having an Unalome inked around on the ribs, arm or even behind the ear.
The Unalome is held as sacred to the Buddhist and Hindu religions.
To show your respect we would not recommend having one tattooed on the feet.
This makes designs placed on the upper part of your body more preferable.
The All Day Tattoo artists are ready to ink your perfect Unalome tattoo design
Anyone living in Bangkok, or those visiting this vibrant city have the perfect opportunity (and excuse!) to get that special Unalome design inked.
Your first step on a tattoo journey that will not be bettered anywhere in Thailand is to get in touch with The ALL DAY Tattoo studio team in Sukhumvit, Central Bangkok.
Our fluent English speaking team are ready, waiting and willing to discuss your needs, answer any tattoo related questions clearly and arrange an appointment that suits your schedule.
We are widely recognised as the #1 FULLY LICENSED tattoo studio in the capital.
Our status has been achieved through hard work, dedication and a serious eye for detail.
Features of the first class service you will receive include an assurance that we only ever use industry-best USA imported inks, the highest quality ‘single use’ needles and the fact that we have a sensible, safe and self-imposed ‘peace of mind’ policy in place to protect our clients as well as our artists.
There are many other reasons as to why the ALL DAY Tattoo studio is consistently ranked as the best fully licensed tattoo studio in Bangkok.
To find out more about our unrivalled client service, the superior tattooing techniques we employ, and why the Unalome tattoo you are looking for is the one you will get, please take that first step by contacting our fluent English speaking team using the most convenient method below.