Tattoos are still a bit taboo for K-Pop idols, but many still choose to embrace and show off their tattoos. There are many idols who fans speculate have tattoos but have never outright admitted it, but here are some male idols who have confirmed their tattoos and are not afraid to flaunt it.
1. ATEEZ’s Wooyoung
Wooyoung is the most recent idol who had fans buzzing about a tattoo. On his right mid-thigh, the Latin phrase “amicus ad aras” (friends until death) can be seen written in pretty script. He uses the phrase with best friend and fellow member San, leading fans to theorize that San may be getting a matching tattoo of the phrase.
2. ATEEZ’s Hongjoong
Hongjoong has a beautiful tattoo on his ankle of wings with “faith” written in the middle. He also recently gave a little peek of what seems to be a spider web on his lower calf.
3. NCT 127’s Johnny
Johnny has a pretty colored sunflower on his forearm. He was also recently caught giving NCTzens what seems like a peek of a new tattoo on his chest.
4. WayV’s Ten
Ten has multiple tattoos, one of which is this crescent moon on his chest. He also has an artistic piece on his forearm, and two small ones on his upper arm of a cherry blossom and butterfly.
5. NCT 127’s Taeyong
Taeyong has five small tattoos: a line art image of his dog Ruby designed by his sister, a compass tattoo with “N” for NCT and “S” for SuperM, “understand” which is split into “under” and “stand” on his arms, and a UFO with what seems to be a teddy bear and the word “BYE” on the inside of his upper arm.
6. BTS’s Jungkook
Jungkook has close to twenty tattoos, a mismatched collection of various pieces that range from the iconic “ARMY” across his knuckles, to a giant eye on his forearm.
7. BTS’s Jimin
Jimin is the only other BTS member with tattoos, including”NEVERMIND” on his ribs, “13” on his wrist, and his most recent “Young Forever” written on the back of his arms.
8. GOT7’s Yugyeom
Yugyeom is another idol with a plethora of tattoos, from wings on his back, a flower design on his side, and a colored dandelion on his forearm being one of his most iconic.
9. GOT7’s Mark
Mark also has quite a few tattoos, one of which is his infamous “XCIII” tattoo on his left arm representing his birth year, 1993. He also has his parents’ birthdays in roman numerals on his side as well. His other tattoos include a smiley face, a cross with roses, the words “stay true” and “be real”, and “truth”.
10. GOT7’s Jackson
Jackson has a collection of eight tattoos, the Chinese symbol “福” for luck near his right collarbone, a mouse and a rooster to symbolize his parents’ zodiac signs, a lantern on his right forearm, the Singapore Youth Olympic Games logo and fencing sword on his left arm, and the Team Wang logo and “cookies” for his Team Wang collection on his ribs.
11. GOT7’s Bambam
Bambam is another GOT7 member with quite a few tattoos, including “Kissin’ On My Tattoos” written in a lovely script on his neck, “forever young” on his back, an ace card but with the letter “B” on his upper chest, and a few others.
12. GOT7’s Youngjae
Youngjae has “Ars Longa Vita Brevis” written diagonally on his upper right arm, and a yellow ribbon on his upper left arm as a memento of the Sewol Ferry incident in 2014. He was also seen last year showing a new rib tattoo, but the words have yet to be identified.
13. EXO’s Suho
Suho shocked fans when he revealed on-stage in 2019 he has the names of his members and “EXO-L” tattooed across his back. Shocked in a good way of course!
14. EXO’s Chanyeol
Chanyeol has a few tattoos like a guitar and a monkey, but most notable is his “L-1485” tattoo, symbolizing EXO-L’s and the date the EXO-L fanclub was established.