Sat Manav Tattoos & Talismans

Life-enhancing art for personal transformation


The Sat Manav Experience

Sat Manav Tattoos & Talismans is a studio like no other.

It is a Yogic Arts studio run by long-time dedicated Yogi and artist Bhagavan Das “Shug” Shyam. “I believe and experience that tattooing, sacred geometry, painting and other forms of Yogic art are to transform and enhance life. Given the right circumstances these art forms can yield no less than magical results. Every aspect, from design concept to the mediums and methods used, all play a vital role.”

Sat Manav Tattoos & Talismans is a private studio. All consultations and sessions are done by appointment only and there is only one client in the studio at any time. This cultivates the most powerful connection between you and your artwork.


The Yogi Artist

Bhagavan Das Shyam

As a Yogi and artist it is my goal and passion to create work that is rooted in life transformation for the benefit of all beings. My work is inspired, and energized through 21 years of intense training with Yoga masters practicing and studying the highest potential we possess as humans. Throughout my years I’ve created empowered sacred art forms in many mediums, all for this same purpose: to benefit life.

My home is in the secluded mountains of Maine. As a devoted practitioner I live to bring positive meaning, healing, transformation and the blessings of the Yogis into my work.


Sacred Art Forms Offered at Sat Manav Tattoos & Talismans


Yantras & Sacred Geometry

As an artist Shug is inspired by Yoga’s incredible use of art, specifically yantras, energetic geometric patterns, and visual talismans. He has trained extensively and received initiation into the sacred art of Yantra creation. Shug is an accomplished painter and is regularly commissioned to bring the power of Yantras into peoples’ homes.


Spiritual tattooing is a tool and a magical guide on your personal journey towards your highest potential. Together with the artist, the level of sincerity, focus, and intent that you put into the process will dictate the final result. To support the Yogic lineage he follows, Shug has been tattooing his fellow Yogis at Sat Manav Yoga Ashram for over a decade. Shug opened Sat Manav Tattoos & Talismans in November 2018 to bring his powerful talent to everyone.

Wood working & Carpentry

Shug is a craftsman—creating custom building projects that reflect the naturalness and beauty of Yogic life. He has extensive experience in natural construction, carving, and custom furniture making.

Kirtan—THE Music of Yoga

Sanskrit chants create frequencies of fulfillment and enlightenment, known as Nada Yoga—”union with
sacred sound.” Shiva Lila, the Yogi trio of Sat Manav Yoga Ashram, plays to expand our experience of reality though sound. Sung in a call-and-response format, Kirtan is a true concert, an opportunity to come together, celebrating our most precious possession: LIFE!
For Yogis, music is an expression of our exuberance for Life, Yoga and our ultimate potential as human beings.




Shilo Farm


Sat Manav Tattoos & Talismans is part of the wooded sanctuary of Shilo Farm in Eliot, Maine. Removed from distractions of city bustle and noisy streets, this environment allows each session to be a meditative and healing process. You will walk away feeling like you’ve had a deeply moving experience: equal parts life-changing and rejuvenating!

“Shilo Farm began in 2012 with an impulse to listen with all of our senses, to what this private, wooded 6-acre parcel 4 miles from historic Portsmouth, NH desired to become. We started with monthly community fires, potlucks and seasonal celebrations and are now offering daily, health-centered community classes (including yoga, tai chi, meditation, etc.), unique workshops and retreats for conscious living, as well as lodging for travelers.” ~Shilo Farm website