Justice Party lawmaker Ryu Ho-jeong said, “Only Korea ignores K-tattoos, which are highly artistic,” and is pushing for legalization of tattoos.

BTS Jungkook is famous as a tattoo maniac. Every vacation he visits a tattoo shop, and his body is full of tattoos. There are simple tattoos such as lettering and hearts on the back of the hand, and more colorful and unconventional tattoos on the back of the arm. You can see these tattoos on Jungkook’s body to his heart’s content during performances, but the tattoo disappears as soon as Jungkook appears on TV. It should be attached with a band-aid or covered with clothing. It is a retrospective landscape.

“Take off the band-aid from BTS’ body! (covering tattoos) is a hideous sight”: Justice Party lawmaker Ryu Ho-jeong said, “We only ignore Korea’s high-art K-tattoos,” he said.

Rep. Ryu Ho-jeong of the Justice Party protested against this reality. Rep. Ryu posted on his Facebook page on June 8.He posted an article titled “Remove the band-aid from the body of BTS,” and announced that they were promoting the legalization of tattoos, commonly referred to as ‘tattoos’. Rep. Ryu said, “Have you ever seen a band-aid on the body of a celebrity you like?” He explained, “This hideous sight that is often seen on our Korean TV shows is a measure taken by the broadcasting station to cover up the tattoo.”

BTS member Jungkook was included in the photo posted by Rep. Ryu Ho-jung along with the article. This is a picture of Jungkook showing all of his tattoos during performances, but covering the back of his fingers and hands when appearing on TV. In particular, a bandage or wristband (ade) is wrapped around the back of the hand, which can only be seen outside the jacket sleeve, attracting attention.

BTS Jungkook has a tattoo on the back of his hand, but when he appears on the airwaves, he hides the tattoo with a cloth that he doesn’t know whether it is a band or a bandage. Rep. Ryu Ho-jeong said, “Take off the band-aid from BTS’ body! (covering the tattoo) is a hideous sight” and is pushing for legalization of tattoos.

Rep. Ryu said that the reason celebrities have to cover their tattoos is “It’s probably not because of the regulations on broadcasting review” and “(I found out) that the ‘tattoo act’ is still illegal. It really was,” he said with an absurd look.

Because of the 1992 Supreme Court ruling that tattoos are only available to medical personnel in Korea, the activities of so-called ‘tattooists’ are still illegal. Rep. Ryu said, “Although the claims that tattoos harm ethical emotions or adversely affect young viewers have lost their persuasive power in the face of freedom of artistic expression, the ‘system’ failed to follow the changes in the world that respect the individuality and creativity of free individuals.” claimed that

BTS Jungkook has tattoos on the backs of his hands and arms, but he has to hide his tattoos when appearing on airwaves. Rep. Ryu Ho-jeong said, “Take off the band-aid from BTS’ body! (covering the tattoo) is a hideous sight” and is pushing for legalization of tattoos.

In addition, “beautiful drawings, wonderful writing, and tattoos that are common around us are illegal. In the era of the tattoo population of 3 million, while domestic tattooists with the best technology and high artistry swept the world competitions and are revered as outstanding artists on the world stage, ‘K-Tattoo’ was neglected only in Korea.”

Rep. Ryu also said, “The drafting of the ‘Tattoo Legislation Act’ has been completed. Only qualified tattooists can be treated at the reported establishment,” he said. “As a representative of the people, I am in solidarity with the support and support of the estimated 3 million tattoo citizens.”


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