5 female celebrities who gained controversial attention with their tattoos
Tattoos are considered a controversial form of self-expression in Korea. Nevertheless, these 5 female celebrities flaunt them with pride.
Han Ye Seul
Han Ye Seul has shared her tattoo experiences several times through her social media. The actress even introduced the meanings of her 12 tattoos on her YouTube channel, saying, “There is also the name of my ex-boyfriend”, adding ”Some friends ask me if it’s okay to have something like that engraved on my body after we broke up, but that’s just a part of me.”
Later on, Han Ye Seul made headlines again for revealing a couple tattoo with her boyfriend, rousing mixed reactions. In particular, netizens left comments such as, “What if you guys break up?”, “Will you get married?”, and “If you break up with him later, will you erase the tattoo?”
HyunA, who is nowaday known for her bold fashion, short haircut, and piercings, is said to have the most tattoos among female Korean celebrities. Recently, she gained attention for posting a photo wearing only underwear and showcasing her various back tattoos.
At that time, some netizens expressed concerns about HyunA going too far, since this was right after her breakup with ex-fiancé DAWN, who she has dated since 2016. Others, however, find the quantity of tattoos “too much”.
Han So Hee
Han So Hee rose to stardom after acting in the drama “The World of the Married”, where she played the role of the male lead’s mistress and left a strong impression on viewers. However, the actress was soon involved in a controversy over pre-debut photos, which show her various tattoos and smoking images.
In response, Han So Hee said she was “not bothered at all” by the controversy and that she hasn’t changed much since the photos.
At the same time, the actress has removed all tattoos except for those on her hip and left side.
After attending a press conference for the movie “Confession”, Nana made headlines for revealing her body full of tattoos.
At the time, her agency did not confirm whether the tattoos were real, instead saying it is Nana’s private matters. However, many netizens responded negatively, with some expressing that it will be hard to act with that much ink on one’s body.
Nana later mentioned her tattoos in an interview with a fashion magazine, saying she would be able to talk about why she got them someday.
As she departed from JYP Entertainment and started her band activities, Yerin Baek shows a completely transformed image.
Unlike the young face shown on SBS’s “K-Pop Star” in the past, the female singer drew attention from netizens by revealing her bleached eyebrows as well as various tattoos that “embroidered” her entire arm.
Some netizens praised Yerin Baek’s new look, calling it “hip” and “cool”, while others thought it was too much and compared it to graffiti.