Tattoos aren’t always welcome—especially in conservative cultures like that of South Korea and the Philippines. That doesn’t stop people from using it as a form of creative expression, though. Life is full of meaning and, sometimes, we just want a permanent reminder of the good (and even the bad!) things tattooed on our bodies.
That’s probably also why many K-pop idols get their own sets of inked memorabilia. It doesn’t need to be big and flashy for it to look ~pretty~, as seen on these female idols’ tats. Sometimes, low-key is the best way to go. Need some convincing that minimalist tattoos are worth getting?
Scroll on and get inspired by how cool these K-pop idols look with their tiny tats!
Soojin from girl group (G)-IDLE has quite the set of tats, from minimalist ones to long, handwritten ones. She’s got a heart outline tattooed right on her shoulder for the ultimate ‘low-key lang’ vibe. She also has a “self love is the best love” tattoo, which sounds pretty long for a supposed ‘minimalist’ ink, but its placement (it’s tattooed at the back of her arm!) is what makes it easier to hide.
Not many may know it, but Chaeyoung from TWICE also has a growing collection of tattoos. She often hides it with emoji stickers on photos, but when you see them in their full glory, you’ll be tempted to get inked ASAP.
Girls’ Generation member Tiffany also has a minimalist flower tat. It’s so low-key you’ll barely see it in photos, but it’s actually super pretty and artsy.
Another member of Girls’ Generation, Taeyeon, has tiny tattoos scribbled all over. She has one on her shoulder, a tiny letter tattooed on her middle finger, one above the elbow, and also another at the back of the neck.
Miss A’s Suzy
Can’t find Bae Suzy’s tattoo? It’s SO tiny and SO carefully placed, you’ll only get to see it on the rare moment she raises her hand. ICYMI, she’s got a tiny heart tattoo on her ring finger, and TBH, that’s a good place to get a tattoo on if you’re not the type to show it off.
Mamamoo’s Hwa Sa
Mamamoo’s youngest member Hwa Sa has many tattoos as well. She’s got one scribbled on her forearm, which is one of the most popular areas to get a tattoo on.
Fellow Mamamoo member Wheein also got inked! She has beautiful colored ones at the back of her hand and one on her neck, which is actually a friendship tattoo with Hwa Sa. Friendship goals!
Former Wonder Girls member Hyuna has a looot of tiny tats. The colored emoji tattoos on her forearm is probably the cutest we’ve seen.
Solo artist Baek Yerin has her arms filled with tattoos, which isn’t necessarily low-key. But the tiny cross tattoo on her finger and the dotted design on her hand are honestly too beautiful not to include.
Like (G)-IDLE’s Soojin, AOA’s Jimin also has a heart tattoo on her shoulder, except hers is colored! She also has a tattoo scribbled around her finger, which would look so good when paired with a stack of rings.
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