One of the Taboo Things That K-Pop Idols Shouldn’t Have is a Tattoo
Korea is still a part of Asia, where some things are still very much frowned upon. Their entertainment industry is one of the examples, where all their artists should have a clean background and follow these super-strict rules anytime and everywhere. There are some things which are considered taboo, but still crop up in the world of Korean entertainment, like Idols with tattoos.
These days, idols having been coming out of their comfort zones, step by step. They have begun to date publicly, be more open about their mental health, and of course, have been tattooing their bodies. But sadly, some fans still don’t accept it, even sending some pushback that those idols who have tattoos are not setting a good example for the public. But, thank goodness, several idols have chosen not to care about what netizes say about them, and instead enjoying their life without any problems.
For today’s article, we will dig up more information of these three legendary ‘Jimin’ idols who all have tattoos on their bodies. So, without any further ado, let’s get into our topic.
It all started during the MAMA Awards back in December 2014, when Jimin and J-Hope did a dance performance. During the performance, Jimin ripped off his tank top and revealed a tattoo around the right side of his ribcage.
Take a look at this picture below, and you can see the words ‘NEVER MIND’. Soon, it became apparent that the words were a hint about their next comeback in 2015, which became one of Suga’s intros for their album ‘Hwayangyeonhwa PT.2.’ The tattoo on Jimin’s ribcage turned out to be the temporary type, where it only lasts for several months or even years.
Not only that, Jimin also had a second tattoo on his left side. As you can see in the picture below, there is a Chinese metaphor called ‘花樣年華’. That metaphor stands for ‘Fleeting Youth’, or the other meaning is about Jimin beginning to lose the innocence of childhood.
The fact that it was also a temporary tattoo could also reflect the message ‘Nothing lasts forever, including our youth.’
Here is a video of when Jimin was performing, and ripped his shirt off in front of many artists and the audience. Prepare for your soul ARMYs, especially those of you who are Jimin-biased:
After the performance, then through the mid-year of 2014 to 2018, his tattoo finally disappeared from his body. During the BTS Love Yourself concert in Chicago, where Jungkook lifted Jimin’s shirt up. His ‘NEVER MIND’ tattoo was nowhere to be found, only his clean ribcage with his juicy abs.
Here is the video during those moments:
During one of BTS’s performances on a year-end award show, Jimin wore a see-through white shirt.The fans were quick to notice a glimpse of the ‘NEVER MIND’ tattoo, where it was placed again on his right side.
ARMYs had differing opinions on the topic. Some believed it was a real tattoo this time, but there are still many fans that speculated Jimin’s tattoo was still another temporary one. Here is the image for you.
Then, during his solo stage ‘Serendipity’ at the LY concert, the choreography included Jimin lifting half of his shirt up. The fans clearly saw the ‘NEVER MIND’ tattoo again. From here, some ARMYs started to believe that Jimin’s tattoo are real.
But most of them still believe that Jimin used another temporary tattoo that can last for a year, just like he did before in 2014. Just take a look at the video below, where Jimin performed ‘Serendipity’ at one of the concerts in Fukoka.
Jimin’s tattoo was still there up until May 2019. Jimin lifted his shirt even higher during LY:Paris, and because of that, his tattoo became much more visible to the eyes of the fans at the venue.
A few week ago, ARMYs were surprised that Jimin was seen to have another tattoo on his wrist. The tattoo this time was a number, ’13,’ which was their debut date in 2013. The fans first saw it during a BTS V Live, where Jimin spread his arms out and then revealed it by accident. ARMYs began to review the jacket album photoshoot, where they also found it!
Here is the sight of his newest tattoo, the number ’13.’
So what do you think, are Jimin’s tattoos permanent now? Or it might still be a temporary one, like the majority of ARMYs think?
Whether is real or not, we have to respect Jimin’s decisions about his own life, don’t we? As fans, we still have to support him, no matter what, but especially as it doesn’t bring any negativity towards himself, or the other people in his life.
Jamie Park (15& and Soloist)
A soloist and former member of JYP Entertainment’s duo group 15&, Jimin Park is the next person on our list. Since her first time appearing on K-Pop Star, Jimin amazed a lot of people for her powerful singing and superb English ability, which led her to be one of the original MCs on Arirang’s After School Club, along with Eric Nam.
Jimin Park was also known for her outgoing and laid-back personality; she’s the kind of person who doesn’t care what other people say to her, as we could see when she decided to have several pretty tattoos on her body. Want to know more about it? Let’s check it out!
As you can see, Jimin Park mostly has colorful and beautiful pattern tattoos on her body. For example, she has a sunflower on her right arm, also the letters ‘JXJ’ on one of her fingers. The meaning of ‘JXJ’ itself is ‘JiminXJammie’.
Here are the rest of the tattoos on her body, look how beautiful and aesthetic they are:
Jimin also recently got another tattoo on her collarbone, a butterfly this time. Let’s take a closer look, shall we!
So among all of Jimin’s tattoos, which one is your favorite?
AOA’s charismatic leader and rapper, Shim Jimin, is one of the female idols who has many cute tattoos around her body. The amazing thing is that she was so confident about her life choice. Jimin’s tattoo were often visible during her performances with AOA, as well as on her own Instagram.
Around November 2019, Jimin did an interview with Allure magazine Korea. During the session, she answered a lot of questions from the fans. One of those questions was about her tattoos. You might want to know more, right? Let’s check out Jimin’s interview!
Jimin, responding to a question from fans about her tattoos. She says, “I honestly didn’t count them anymore, I don’t know how many i have. I think that I have many as my age now.” She also stated that a tattoo of bunny on her left arm was the most meaningful one to her. She explained it, “Is a tattoo of a doll, that i use to carry with me everywhere when i was young. I’m holding it on every photo of my childhood.”
Jimin then continued, “To be honest, the tattoos don’t have special meanings. I just tattooed the things I like. Another secret is that I tend to get tattoos, are only on one side of myself.” She also says, “I keep thinking to myself that I should stop getting tattoos, but I think I will probably get another one in the future.”
You can watch her full interview with Allure magazine, by clicking the video below. Happy watching, everyone!
A few months ago, Jimin got a friendship tattoo with a fellow member of AOA, Seolhyun, the face of the group and CF queen. Both of them even posted pictures on their personal Instagram accounts; such a friendship goal, isn’t it?
Here are Jimin’s and Seolhyun’s couple tattoo:
We would also show you some of the other tattoos on Jimin’s body. Which one is your favorite among them?
That was all for today’s article about the trio of ‘Jimins’ tattoo collections. We hope this information can offer you inspiration, if you want to get tattoos of your own. Make sure to leave a positive comment, and share this article with other people so they can catch up on the latest information from Byeol Korea.
Until we meet in the next article, see you later everyone~!