“Tattooing” in the Thai Dictionary of the Royal Institute, 1982, page 788, is the act of stabbing a sharp iron with different methods or purposes, using a sharp iron dipped in ink or oil to pierce the skin to form a character. A mark or pattern, if using ink, is called tattoo ink, if using oil, it is called tattoo oil (Bo). Make a tattoo mark to show as evidence, such as “Wrist tattoo shows that you have been registered as a able-bodied man or belong to the Royal Thai Army. Face tattoo. shows that he is a convicted criminal, etc.
Tattoos and their popularity have existed among various humanities. It has been at least 4,000 years. The evidence that can confirm this from the Historical Division, L.T.R. (1985: 37) is the discovery of the body of an Egyptian king in the form of a mummy. On the body of the corpse there were beautiful tattoos of alternating colors. It shows that tattooing has been practiced in humans since pre-historic times. Prathern Mahakhan (1991: 25) commented that There are still many people who believe about tattoos that It began to exist when there were only two humans in the world, Eve or Eve and Adam. Their bodies were decorated with leaves and greenery. Because it is rooted in beliefs about sex. Therefore it is considered a symbol of love, friendship, feelings and beauty. Yudhishthian (1958: 25) said, “…the word Tattoo, which means tattoo. Derived from the word Tatan, a Tahitian word meaning tattoo. Therefore, it can be assumed that Westerners learned about tattooing from the Tahitians, an island people. In the era when westerners sailed to various places. In the 15th-16th century…” in the historical era Britons, Gauls, Germans, and Greeks Ancient Europeans also had a tradition of tattooing. Herodotus, a Greek philosopher, who is regarded as the father of history It was recorded that Men of ancient times Once you have accessed the enemy’s most important secrets He would shave his head and have that secret message tattooed in the middle of his head and leave his hair as long as before. So he secretly returned to his people. Tattoos were therefore a way for spies to easily carry secrets across enemy lines. Japan is considered skilled in tattooing. But because Japan closed the country Later, when Japan opened the country, the Japanese tattooing skills spread to countries around the world. In 787 AD, there was a strict ban on Christians in Europe from tattooing. They claim that tattoos make the body tainted with lust. Without purity God’s displeasure is an era in which tattooing in Europe has been stagnant since then. In the 15th and 16th centuries, sailors introduced knowledge about tattoos once again. Until the 19th century, tattoos were widely popular among ordinary people. generals and nobles, noble people, including gods Edward VII of England was also very popular with tattoos, making it popular among others. Until the most famous tattoo shop is Hamman shop in London.

Tattooing in Thailand

Tattooing designs on the skin Also known as Sak Lai or Sak Yant, it is a Thai culture that has been around for a long time. But today, Sak Yant designs or Sak Yant according to ancient beliefs are almost no longer available. There will be some for beauty as decoration to enhance the beauty of the body, but not much. The story of Thai tattoo designs. It is one thing worth studying and researching. But there doesn’t seem to be anyone. Very interested in studying even though it is related to one of the local cultures and is disappearing day by day.
Thai tattoo designs or designs The tradition of tattooing is not widespread. Some villages will find that Men, whether young or old, often have tattoos on their chests. and the back according to the modern style While local tattoo masters displayed their inherited abilities to the fullest, those who performed tattooing included both monks and laypeople.