On December 15th, 2NE1’s Park Bom was caught by Newsen as she walked through Gimpo International Airport, returning home from Japan after a scheduled fan meeting.
As she walked through the airport, Park Bom gave a shy wave towards fans who were waiting for her at the airport to greet and give her a warm welcome home.
However, with the photo of the singer released online, netizens gave notice towards Park Bom’s ear and speculated if she has received further plastic surgery. Comments on the Newsen article (via Nate) reads, “Did she take cartilage from her ear to get her nose done??????”, “Her ear looks weird, what happened??”, “Did she get work done again? Seeing her ear and the mask…” and “What are you hiding under the mask?”
However, under closer look, Koreaboo has discovered the stickers on her ears are meridian stickers, or acupuncture stickers, to help with blood circulation and bloating.
Park Bom herself has previously revealed her use of these stickers as part of her beauty regiment, shared on an episode of SBS Roommate, particularly Episode 2 aired on May 11th, 2014 when actor Park Min Woo questioned her on the stickers on her ears. In the same moment, Park Bom kindly gave the actor a similar regiment by spraying a mist on either side of his face, followed by placing the meridian stickers on his ears.