When the maknae of the group first disclosed his tattoo back in 2019 and had left many fans in disbelief, as they all refused to believe those were real tattoos. Blame this on the Korean pop culture, among many things that the Korean idols are prohibited by their managing labels, tattoos are one of the big no-nos for any K-pop idol. But kudos to many Gen-Z idols, like that of Jungkook, for breaking through the barriers and eliminating stereotypes, one at a time.
To start from the very beginning, Jungkook first displayed his debut tattoo after a long break in September 2019. The golden boy had them made a visit to his hometown in Busan and had met a fan, who requested a signature. It was then, when the fan noticed a small tattoo on his hand, that read ‘ARMY’. A few months later, all the members of the group gathered at the airport, it was then when the media papped him with the tattoo. The tattoo doesn’t need any explanation, it just goes out to say how much Jungkook loves his fans, and as a token of appreciation, made a tattoo.
ARMY: The BTS fandom ARMY, V for Taehyung, RM: Namjoon, MY: Min Yoongi, J: Jin, Jungkook, J-hope, JM: Jimin, +++: Bonding BTS and ARMY together, Purpleheart: Borahae (I purple you) and ultimately, The crown that specifies as BTS is the King. He also has a BTS ARMY logo hidden in his sleeves, which was revealed much later. He also has a woozy emoticon on his middle finger, the meaning of which is still unknown. But many have suggested how the emoticon’s eyebrows are similar to that of cooky.
He also has a number 0613 tattooed, which is nothing but the memorable day of their debut as a group. This tattoo was revealed during his ‘Euphoria’ stage performance. A red-eye tattoo, which grabbed a lot of unknown attention, was unknown to many fans. Until some fans started to speculate how the eye looked familiar to that of Blackpink Lisa, which other fans instantly dismissed as just a fan theory. The rock and roll skeleton signifies his love for rock music, the three stripes represent the national flag of South Korea, Taegukgi. His other tattoo, ‘Rather be dead than cool’ suggests his life motto. Tiger lily signifies his birth flower (September 01) and under that ‘Please love me’ means the flower language of a tiger lily.