The Sak Yant – (Thai “Sak” for “tattoo” and “Yant” for “sacred geometric figure”) or Yantra tattoo is a sacred form of body art. It is mainly distributed in Southeast Asia and is now practiced in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. In doing so, a Buddhist monk or traditional healer uses a traditional tattooing instrument to engrave a script of his own choosing, which is attributed to mystical powers. The tattoo process is ritually accompanied by blessings and sprinkling with a holy liquid.