According to Hua Hin Today, one of the most popular tattoos in Thai culture is known as Sak Yant. Although the tattoo has religious connotations, the design's history goes back more than 3,000 years and was common before Buddhism was popular in the country.
Many Thais believe that getting a Sak Yant tattoo protects them from evil and harm. The traditional form of tattooing in Thailand is carried out using bamboo. Another popular Thai tattoo is Sha Li Ka, or the Golden-Tongued Bird. This tattoo is meant to improve confidence and communication skills. The tattoo is one of the most painful to endure during application, as it is applied to the tongue.