i-D: Exploring Korea’s Illegal Tattooing Scene

While many of us take it for granted that you can just easily walk into a tattoo shop and get something done (though, of course, prepare to wait for something awesome!), Korea is very different. While I knew that it was technically illegal to tattoo there, I had no idea that this was something that’s actively enforced, and that tattooing has such a negative impact on many people in the country.

This month, i-D posted up some videos of tattooer Grace Neutral as she went to Korea to explore the country’s tattoo culture. What she found may surprise many of you! This is a great look into the world of tattooing in Korea, and the culture around what is still an illegal practice over there. I’ve posted one of the videos below, but you can see more on i-D’s YouTube channel, here.


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