BTS‘s attendance at the 76th United Nations General Assembly has made history for many reasons, from their touching speech to their optimistic performance. One detail in particular has ARMYs feeling especially proud: Jungkook‘s tattoos and piercings are out there for everyone to see!
Fans have been obsessed with Jungkook’s incredibly detailed tattoo sleeve ever since we first got a glimpse at the full thing. It includes a tiger, which relates to Korean culture, and “ARMY” and his members’ initials written across his knuckles.
Not only is Jungkook only 24 years old and speaking for the United Nations, but he’s done it all without attempting to hide who he is!
Jeon Jungkook addressing the world with his tattoos and piercings on display reminds you to not only love yourself but also to BE yourself. pic.twitter.com/zFGzIPJ72t
— The Moon and His Sun 🌘 (@TheMoon_HisSun) September 20, 2021
Unfortunately, there’s a prevalent stereotype that in order to be professional or taken seriously, one must have the minimal amount of body modifications, if any. It’s common for people to cover up their tattoos with makeup or clothing and take out any jewelry. However, Jungkook has let his tattoos and piercings shine throughout the entire trip to New York!
Can we talk about how jungkook has visible tattoos on his hand and an eyebrow piercing and Hobi has pink hair at the UN conference. As someone who was told that having tattoos, piercings, dyed hair is unprofessional growing up, its just really cool to see this.
— Ellie G ⁷ (@g_ellie14) September 20, 2021
ARMYs are praising Jungkook for staying true to himself and shattering the stigma against tattoos and piercings. He proved that a person can be professional and deserving of respect even while tatted and pierced!
btw did you all noticed how jungkook is breaking stereotypes…bc people who have piercings and tattoos are always seen as the "bad kid" in the society, but there he is, 24 – pride of s korea speaking and performing in UN, giving interviews with president
— gia⁷ (@30sTAEthic) September 21, 2021
Jeon Jungkook is only 24, he is tattooed, pierced, immensely talented and kind! He's truly breaking all stereotypes and making a name for himself while unapologetically being 100% himself! I am proud beyond words. Best role model for today's youth 🤍pic.twitter.com/vuASdqZrrl
— rockstar koo 🌼 (@prettykku) September 20, 2021
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