Yantra tattooing, also called sak yant, is practiced in Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. The practice has also begun to grow in popularity among Chinese Buddhists in Singapore. Sak yant designs are normally tattooed by Ruesi, wicha (magic) practitioners, and Buddhist monks. Yantra tattoos are believed to bestow mystical powers, protection, or good luck.
I'm in Thailand and am heading to Bangkok next weekend. I've wanted a Sak Yant and a lotus since last year. I'm thinking of doing this Neck down my spine. Tattoo parlour I've spoken to said it'll have to be at least 10 inches for traditional bamboo inking. So I'm wondering if maybe I just get the top 5 columns with the lotus finishing it at the bottom or if I should start with the lotus and finish with the 5 columns.