ARMYs finally got a full scope of BTS member Jungkook (정국)’s arm tattoos, and it has been a hot topic of conversation!
During the most recent broadcast of their show “Run BTS”, the boys had a culinary session with famous celebrity chef Baek Jong Won. Jungkook caught fans’ attention as he received immense praise from the chef for his cooking skills. Not only that, Jungkook’s ink on his arms also stole the spotlight during the episode.
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While we have fans’ attention, we’ve come up with a compilation of Jungkook’s tattoos as well as the meaning behind them. Check out the list below:
1. Tiger lily tattoo
A flower on his forearm is a tiger lily, a flower representing his birth month (September) with the writing “Please Love Me” inked behind it, which is the tiger lily’s meaning in the language of flowers. The tattoo made its “appearance” on BTS’ “On” music video last year.
2. A skeleton hand showing the “Rock On” sign & black stripes
Word has it that the tattoo might be an add on to his “Rather be dead than cool” ink (a quote from Nirvana’s song “Stay Away”). The stripes next to it bears close resemblance to the stripes on South Korea’s flag, “Geon” (건), which mean “Justice”.
3. “0613” tattoo
He also has BTS’s debut date (13th June / 0613) tattooed under his right hand thumb. The purple heart situated nearby the tattoo symbolises Jungkook’s everlasting love for his members and fans. Awh, that’s very sweet!
4. Crown and woozy face emoji
The crown tattoo may refer to BTS’s status as the Kings of K-Pop. The woozy face could simply be a stylistic detail, or maybe the idol’s most-preferred emoji. Any guesses, guys?
5. “ARMY + J” tattoo
The ink on his right knuckles has two meanings. While one is, of course, BTS‘s fandom name ARMY, another one stands for each BTS members; A (V) – Taehyung, RM – Nam Joon (his stage name), MY– Min Yoon (Suga), JM– Jimin (connecting the letter J from his ring finger), and J – Jin, J-Hope and himself.
6. Shield tattoo
This tattoo on the right side of his hand is actually BTS‘s ARMY logo. He was first seen spotting the tattoo on 19th September 2019.
7. “Truth” tattoo
Fans took note of this tattoo in the “BTS Focus” version of the “Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima” MV. Some of them believe it says “Truth”, which Jungkook’s friends Mark and Yugyeom from GOT7 also have inked in the same spot.
8. Tiger tattoo
Although it’s hard to detect, it appears that Jungkook may have a tiger tattooed on his arm. Koreans believe that the animal is deemed as a good luck symbol that represents courage and pride.
9. An eye with a red pupil
During the 2nd episode of “In The Soop”, Jungkook was seen with a new addition to his sleeve which is allegedly an eye with a red pupil. The tattoo, as you can see, was blurred by the production team at that time. So far, the meaning behind the tattoo is still untraceable.
Are you guys loving his tats?