K-Pop Idols Are Flaunting Their Tattoos Lately & We Love To See It
K-Pop idols have always been known for their dazzling performances and impeccable style, but lately, they’ve been adding a new element of self-expression to their repertoire: tattoos. These inked artworks have become a prominent feature for some of our favorite idols, allowing them to break free from traditional beauty standards and embrace their individuality.
BTS‘s Jungkook is no stranger to tattoos. He started getting inked back in September 2019, and eagle-eyed fans first spotted his first tattoo in BTS’s airport pictures. Since then, he has gradually revealed more tattoos and now confidently rocks a full sleeve, even during Calvin Klein photoshoots. Jungkook’s tattoos are a reflection of his personal journey and artistic expression.
jungkook's tattoos ♡ pic.twitter.com/IuT6HC7RGG
— jk vids 🎥 (slow) (@jjklve) March 29, 2023
Meanwhile, Jungkook’s bandmate, Jimin, is a master at keeping his tattoos low-key. Fans initially noticed his “Nevermind” tattoo during the 2014 MAMA awards, where he wowed the audience in a collaboration performance with BLOCK B. Jimin has since added a few more tattoos to his collection, but he prefers to keep them private. One tattoo that he proudly displays is the signature BTS “7” inked on his finger, representing the bond between the members.
JIMIN PAVED THE WAY EVERYONE THANK HIM https://t.co/KUMmylZaaj pic.twitter.com/SqV1f9rEI7
— ■■jiminoutsold■■ •JIFFANY 💎 (@ch1mjm) May 14, 2023
TWICE‘s Chaeyoung has embraced tattoos as a form of self-expression. Fans first spotted her first tattoo during TWICE’s Twicelights tour in June 2019, and she has since adorned her arms and back with various artistic designs. Chaeyoung’s tattoos add an extra touch of uniqueness to her already captivating stage presence.
i love it when chaeyoung’s tattoos are free pic.twitter.com/C24tKzseNx
— TWICE ARCHIVE (@twicesfeeds) May 15, 2023
ZEROBASEONE‘s Ricky made a bold statement with his neck tattoo right from the start when he appeared on Boy’s Planet. The tattoo boldly reads “Role Model,” reflecting his aspiration to inspire others through his music and performances. Ricky’s inked neck definitely adds an extra layer of coolness to his already attractive image.
i love how he’s so openly allowed to show his tattoo now pic.twitter.com/JHqRkOGALG
— 🐶 exam szn (@YOAB1N) May 19, 2023
SHINee‘s Taemin turned up the heat with his sexy waist tattoo in the music video for his solo release, “Advice,” just before his military enlistment. While he often covers it with tape during performances, the tattoo adds a tantalizing element to his already captivating dance moves when fans manage to get a peek. Taemin also rocks a heart tattoo on the inside of his arm, perhaps showcasing his romantic side.
THERE IS LITERALLY NO ONE LIKE HIM. HE’S IN HIS OWN LEAGUE pic.twitter.com/8fJDXEs15q
— 🐰 (@lilactaemari) May 22, 2021
ATEEZ‘s Hongjoong revealed his arm tattoo during a live broadcast early last year, and ever since he has been confidently showing it off in pictures and on tour. The tattoo reads “NO 1 LIKE ME,” symbolizing his self-assuredness and individuality. Hongjoong’s ink perfectly complements his charismatic and powerful stage presence.
I am and will forever adore Hongjoong's tattoo. It looks so good and perfect for him.pic.twitter.com/c9L7aiwlPf
— Miss Z (@no8signal) May 14, 2023
Red Velvet‘s Yeri surprised fans when she showcased a neck tattoo during her guest appearance on Secret Unnie. The tattoo, which says “stability,” is located at the back of her neck and adds an intriguing element to her overall look. Yeri loves to flaunt her ink in pictures, especially when she styles her hair up, giving fans a glimpse of her stunning tattoo.
crying thinking about the meaning of yeri’s ‘stability’ tattoo pic.twitter.com/vkP9KiyoQB
— 예름답다💜 (@Ioveisyeri) May 13, 2020
As K-Pop continues to evolve, tattoos have become a powerful tool for artists to express their personal stories, beliefs, and artistic vision. These idols are fearlessly breaking stereotypes and celebrating diverse forms of self-expression, inspiring fans around the world to embrace their own uniqueness.