On a recent airing of Music Core, Wonder Girl’s Sohee wore tattoo-printed stockings. If she were an American popstar, this would’ve been just another day in the world of…leg stockings and other tattoo printed garments. Unfortunately, Korean netizens were so fooled by the illusion of Sohee’s stockings that they inspired a JYP representative to clarify that Sohee did not tattoo her legs. Sad, but true.
One of the reasons for this mini kerfuffle is due largely to the fact that you just can’t find tattoo printed stockings in Korea. If you’re a woman with a tattoo in Korea, old people frown at you. They usually associate tattoos with prostitutes and gangs.
True story: I have a Korean friend who thought it’d be novel idea to get herself a tramp-stamp tattoo (because you can in America). For her it was a liberating experience. Luckily, I don’t get to see that part of her body much…
…that is until one time we both went to a Korean public bath house (in Korea). There wasn’t a place in that bath house that we couldn’t be peacefully naked in without someone giving her tramp stamp an evil eye.
With that said, anyone have any tattoos? Anyone aspiring to get any tattoos?
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