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.
Sri Yantra arm tattoo "I'm a bipolar patient, and I got this tattoo in a really unplanned way. But it's so appropriate. It's a sri yantra: 49 triangles, two opposing forces that make momentum. My life might get difficult, but I feel like I'm made of perpetual motion, like a stormy sea. And I like to think that the ocean and my soul can't be tamed."