Recently, the BTS members are getting their own friendship tattoos of the number “7.” Symbolic of the members, their tattoos cement their lifelong bond as a group and best friends.
Most recently, J-Hope debuted his first tattoo through a photo on Instagram. However, the placement has an extra special meaning for him!
Choosing to get his tattoo above his Achilles tendon, J-Hope has referred to ARMY as his “Achilles heel” on multiple occasions.
RM: Eternal companion & friend
SG: Reason for existence
J: ARMY is just ARMY, they can’t be replaced with other words
JH: Forever my Achilles heel
V: My best friend
JK: ARMY = Love
During Let’s BTS, he once went in-depth about what this truly means for him.
For me, ARMY are like my Achilles heel. It is the only strength that keeps me walking. Really, this is the most important strength and another driving force for us.
The “Achilles heel” can represent one’s vulnerable point, which means he’s referring to fans as his weakness. Additionally, without it, it’s very difficult to walk, showing that ARMYs keep him going.
Another perspective taken by fans is the importance that the Achilles tendon holds for a life of a dancer.
Hoseokie chose this path because he likes dancing.
A “7” on the Achilles tendon, which to dancers, is their lives.
To tattoo this area…just how much does it mean [to him]?
춤이 좋아서 이 길을 선택한 호석이가
춤 추는 사람에겐 생명인 아킬레스건에 7을
새긴다는 게 무슨 의미겠냐고… pic.twitter.com/CjPnn0Xun4
— 단.ᐟ (@kingtan_O) June 15, 2022
By getting his BTS friendship tattoo in an area that represents his love for fans and his ability to dance, it shows just how meaningful it is for J-Hope!