Thai men believe in the power of tattoos. In old times tattoos ("SAK") protected the skin against sharp knifes. The only way to kill the person was to hit the body strongly in order that internal bleeding caused the death.Thai people believe it is possible to change the destiny, to escape the fate, to lessen the sufferings by magical interventions such as tattoos, amulets.

The "YAN" (ยันต์) is a drawing representing religious mystical symbols to protect the area from ghosts and bad spirits. This symbol can be seen in many locations such as cars, taxis, temples, doors of houses.