Sak Yant or Yantra Tattooing are believed to give the wearer magic powers associated with healing, luck, strength, and protection against evil.
You can get these here in thailand by a monk, they look beautiful but I’d never recommend it. Essentially, you’re making a pact with a spirit to protect you in exchange for sacrificing an activity or habit you may have previously enjoyed (the monk decides what this is, not you). These tattoos are contracts.
Breaking your side of the bargain may encourage the spirit to ‘punish’ you, and these contracts are not easily voided.
Reblogging for the informative caption. A lot of young people want things like this to be cool hipster fucks and they entirely disrespect the meaning behind these ceremonies
even though i personally dont believe in spirits or that stuff, i still believe that you shouldnt appropriate something this serious and important from their culture just to look “cool”
Luna was one of the most beautiful characters in Harry Potter
#it never once occurred to her to treat dobby as anything less than a human being#even ron had trouble viewing house elves as something other than slaves because that’s all he was used to#but luna calls him ‘sir’ on their very first meeting as if that’s the normal greeting for a house elf#and just look how grateful dobby is#he’s not used to being treated like that#luna you beautiful soul (x)
I hate it when I offer someone m&ms and then they put their hand out like a bowl. What the fuck dude. Like you’ve left me with two options: either I look like an asshole when only two come out or I run the risk of pouring half the packet out and hating life because I can’t take any back because I’ll look like the same asshole in exhibit A. Fuck you. Fuck you and your bowl hands