There’s this thing about me. It might be a new thing. It might not. It’s possible I’m not going to admit either way. This thing? I totally have a thing for tattoos. Or, let me specify, I have a thing for tattoos on others. Let’s narrow it down even further by saying, I have a super-duper-uncontrollable thing for K-Stars with tattoos. I’m not sure what it is, I’m not certain if I should be seeking out help for this issue, but either way, I see a star with a tattoo or gasp a star with multiple tattoos or…swoon a star with a full-on sleeve or back piece. Yep, I’m a goner.
I’ve been around long enough in the kworld to be able to see the rise of tattoos on stars be it idols or rappers or actors from something that was hidden and hush-hush to full on large pieces that every single fan knows about. (Though it’s fun to see variety show try to blur them out, ie Mino on It’s Dangerous Beyond The Blankets where, when swimming, his body almost becomes one giant blur, to Sleepy having to bandage each of his fingers to hide his tattoos in order to be on We Got Married with Gookju.)
Awww we’ve come so far! What are we waiting for?? Let’s take a look at some of these K-tattoos.
What up Bobby from IKon? What you got going on there?
Yep, I figured I’d murder you straight off the bat. You back tattoo is just one of the reasons why we love you.
Next up? Let’s keep it in the family and go straight to BI or, for those in the know, Hanbin.
Why are these idols trying to murder us with their body art?
Man-type idols are not the only ones getting in on the inked game! Amber is killing it with her expanding sleeves.
And it grows…
And the ever awesome Lee Hyori.
One of my favorite tattoo places? The neck tattoo. One of those artists who has, what I think, one of the coolest/prettiest neck tattoos? DEAN.
How about we take a closer look at that thing? It’s so pretty.
One more glimpse…
Goodness! There are so many to choose from, how are we going to catch them all???
Oh, hey there Bang Yong Guk! We wouldn’t dream of leaving you off the list! Though, while we appreciate the next one, I think it falls under the guise of too good to be true.
Some tattoos are not quite so…obvious, like Chanyeol’s arm piece.
Or Monsta X’s Wonho, who has several, rarely seen, tattoos.
See it? How about a closer look?
Then there are the artists who are all about the tattoos….which brings to mind Mr. Jay Park.
Remember how we talked about Mino?
He and his blurred out body is a sight to see.
When we went to Korea, we went to a taping of MNet Countdown. Perhaps I would have paid more attention to Ravi if I’d know what was hiding beneath that stage outfit!
I’m not certain this is real, but a girl can dream, can’t she?
And a tattoo list wouldn’t be complete without Zico! Or a tattoo list curated by me wouldn’t be complete without Zico because I luff him.
And because I am curating this list, how about one more?
GAH! There are so many! Only one more before I call it a night! Nam Tae Hyun from South Club.
I lied again! Just one more! For real this time! How about a little Jaejoong??
He’s so pretty-pretty! Those tattoos really go with the rocker vibe he goes with in his solo work. (The neck piece is not his actually, which is probably best if he wants to continue acting, that would take a lot of makeup to cover up!)
So that’s it for this installment of Khottie of the Week! If you know of other tattooed beauties we should add, let us know in the comments below and we’ll be happy (more than) to do a part two sometime!