Jungkook (BTS) and his full-tattooed arm: Artistic or offensive?

Many netizens are offended when Jungkook exposed his arm, which was covered with too many tattoos. They criticize him for tarnishing an idol’s image.

BTS made their comeback on May 21 with the new smash “Butter,” which broke a slew of records in terms of YouTube views and dominated the Korean digital music charts. Seven members also went live to interact with fans. However, Jungkook’s arm became the most talked-about topic. BTS’s maknae wore a white short-sleeved T-shirt that exposed his arm, which is full of many huge drawings. In a country like Korea, where people still look down on tattooing, Jungkook is receiving a lot of criticism for his personal passion.

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When Jungkook began to tattoo more and more, even covering his arms with big tattoos, Korean netizens get shock. Many people prefer Jung Kook’s innocent and attractive image, making it difficult to accept a male idol with a rebellious image, even many think it “rude.” Many people have criticized the Big Hit idol’s tattoos for being excessively large, and disturbing.

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Jungkook loves tattoos and has been in scandals because of this habit.  In 2019, BTS’s maknae was criticized for revealing too many tattoos on his hands even though they were symbols for fans. There were even rumors that Jungkook was dating a female tattooist.  The company and insiders both denied it, but this scandal still affected Jung Kook’s famous “golden maknae” image.

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Fans, on the other hand, believe Jungkook’s preferences should be respected. When he appears in front of the media, the male idol likewise wears a long-sleeved shirt to hide his tattoo, only displaying it when he goes on a private livestream with the group. Jungkook’s fans have applauded him for becoming more sophisticated and fashionable, similar to European performers.

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Some netizens’ comments:
  • “I’ve done it, so I know it hurts a lot”  
  • “What’s wrong with many people, Jungkook can do whatever he wants”  
  • “Jung Kook’s tattoo has a lot of meaning. Many other artists also get tattoos, it’s not just him. I don’t understand why you have to be embarrassed for him?”
  • “They don’t look good at all”
  • “If you guys hate tattoos, then stop reading articles like this”
  • “He’ll regret it later”

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