Sasimon A.K.A Emmy
I am a local Chiang Mai, Student who is presently attending Chiang Mai University Student. Who is forever trying to earn money for my tuition.
My goal in creating this website and offering my services, besides earning a bit towards my tuition, is also I seek to share a unique part of my culture with others, It is not a tour nor should it be.
So as the eldest daughter of the owner of Northernthailand.com. Which until recently had articles dating back more than a decade about Sak Yant and stories about a few people who my mom arranged and took she took for Sak Yant around Chiang Mai. So I have thought osmosis and experience, have learned a lot about the traditional spiritual Thai Tattoos.
While seeking a flexible part-time job my Dad recommended that I take a few people for a Sak Yant who when my Mom’s site was live used to write and asked if we can help arrange it.
So now, I have created this website to officially offer my services as a translator and assistance in arranging and taking people for an authentic and spiritual Thai Tattoo provided by masters of Sak Yant and to share our Lanna culture.
I pride myself in my spoken English skills as well as my Thai skills so It has been said that I make a great translator and cultural Ambassador.
As I have to go to classes, so I can not assist all the time, so I have asked my family friend “ART” to help when I can not go. Or if you just happen to prefer a guy to take you.
My Mom and sister ( who speaks Japanese, English and Thai) also help out from time to time with making your Sak Yant a true experience.
Khun Art – “Pea Art” to me.
He too is a true local and lives with his wife and sweet daughter of 11 years of age in Sanpatong a small city just 20 KM from Chiang Mai city.
Art is a member of local indigenous people called the Lua they are not a Hill tribe but an original group of people who have lived in the Chiang Mai plateau for a millennium. We “Thai newcomers” do tease them as being they are traditionally eaters of dog and even were cannibals by our legions. Do not worry he personally does not eat dog, as he laughs that he could not afford to eat dogs, even if he wanted to, also it is now illegal to do so.
His English is better than most Thai people but not really flaunt but more than enough to do the job. More importantly, is his amazing sense of humour and genuine friendliness that people love.
Ladies do not worry, I would not recommend him if he was not the most trustworthy and a Great Guy, I know. He really works as a wedding Photographer for Thailand weddings, so works different hours than most people.