Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sak yant, also called yantra tattooing, is a form of sacred tattooing practiced in Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia, Laos,and Thailand. The practice has also began to grow in popularity among Chinese Buddhists in Singapore. Sak yant are normally tattooed by wicha (magic) practitioners. The most famous temple in the present day for Yant tattooing is Wat Bang Phra in Nakhon Chaysri, Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand. There are other temples in northern Thailand where Sak Yant is performed but a non Thai speaking person is best to have a translator along. One such place is Wat Keam which name means needle. It is located in San Patong just out of Chiang mai. There the famous Phra Ajarn Gamtawn resides. Records have shown that the tattoo dates back to Angkor times. Different masters have added to these designs through visions received in their meditations. Some Yant have been adapted from pre-Buddhist Shamanism and the belief in animal spirits that was to be found in the Southeast Asian sub-Continent and incorporated into the Thai tradition and cultures.