South Korean Woman Reveals Illegal Tattoos to Parents


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Published: 6 months ago
In i-D’s latest video series, tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral explores how younger generations are challenging traditional views around beauty and body image across the world. Through a number of dramatic body modifications, Grace has evolved from self-confessed alternative weirdo to actual pixie dream-girl with purple eyes, pointed elf ears, a forked-tongue, scarification and no belly button. Interested in ideas of alternative beauty and pushing boundaries of positive body image, the 27-year-old navigates us through changing attitudes to how we look. In the first four episodes of Beyond Beauty, we follow the tattoo-covered alien princess to South Korea as she investigates the ways in which Seoul’s youth conform and challenge mainstream beauty ideals. Although it’s socially acceptable for teenagers to have cosmetic surgery within its six billion dollar domestic beauty industry, it is illegal to be a tattoo artist. From underground tattoo studios to specialist club nights, Grace meets the young South Koreans embracing alternative ideas of beauty and discovers the impact it has on their lives.

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Her tattoos are absolutely gorgeous, like a priceless painting. The white girl looks like a crackhead tho :/

1 day ago

Bunch of followers getting tats because it's trendy.

1 day ago

Seulji looks like a bad ass chick, As a Bisexual who’s 50/50 with boys and girls, I would date her 1000% if she was in to girls.
She’s very pretty, her personality seems strong and nice, and shes brave for coming out to her parents with her tattoos.

When I was younger I thought of tattoos as a thing I absolutely did not want to do if it meant nothing and was on my body forever.
Both my parents have tattoos, my dad has his forearms that are tatted up with designs and a guy with a knife I think.

My mom has people who she loved names on her such as my dad, me, my brother, sister and a fairy in its nest on her lower back with some hand tattoos that she got with my sister, my sister has a Egyptian eye on her neck and a blue rose in the back of her neck.
My brother wants a tattoo.
My friend is 13 and she has a tattoo and is from egypt, its a 4 arrows pointing in different directions that are combined, one is pointing up, the other left, right, down and etc.
Please note I am not lying about this, if they under 18 but have their parents permission, they can get a tattoo.
And may I say that this girl is a big daddy’s girl 😂😂😂

I do want tattoos now in the future.
But I don’t want random tattoos that I get for nothing and are just to look pretty.
I want a tattoo that looks nice, and has meaning behind it that people like me can relate too.

1 day ago

She's just beautiful 😍😍

2 days ago

HaHa, Much Resentment of the Magnificent Korean people,. Koreas Culture IS the foundation of the so called modern World... China, Japan, Europe, America,, ALL were Expelled, except for the European. Japanese were quarrantined, Anglos /French were Expelled to Japan..Ouch. Chinese were conquered by the Ming (mongols).

2 days ago

You're so beautiful just the way you are, Seulji. Those tatts are awesome tho!

2 days ago

whats the bluish colour in the eyes of the host?

3 days ago

Her tattoos were pretty though

3 days ago

What's the music at 1:10 ?

3 days ago

If the cameras waren't at the parent's faces in that moment, they'd be smacking her beautiful ass, specially that dad, he looks like he want to slap that ass awwwlll night (for disciplinary purposes of course)

But wow Seulji looks waay more beautiful than the average women in korea

4 days ago

looks scary af.

4 days ago

suji is hot

5 days ago

Im dumb I knew there was something odd about her face but I didn’t know what then I realized it was her eyes but then I forget and I see it as something normal 💀😂

6 days ago

Lesbians. Great

1 week ago

Woman: how would you feel if you can never wear makeup
Girl: i will die
No make up in the world that girl will die

1 week ago

Tattoo means self stinking
How people watch there permanent tattoos daily basis, however human nature demands change every time, like today i have lean muscles , yesterday i was wanted bigger muscle, who knows whats next
Its so ugly watching permanent ugly tattoos continusly

1 week ago

Your eyes look like this 👁‍🗨. Basically it sucks.

1 week ago

What is a "tattoo activist"? LOL

1 week ago

It's really cringy how that stuck up host made it all about herself. There is a bigger issue here

1 week ago

Obviously the vast majority of people reject people with tatoos either because someone else made you get them or your just pretty delusional and people dont wanna hurt your soft side under all the ink. Same way you think its okay to destroy your body with tats and modifications, people think its wrong what you do with you body.

1 week ago

Parents were probably thinking. Damn at least she didn’t do her face like that friend of hers. Nothing against blue eyes but dang I would have been creeped out also

1 week ago

artistic beautiul tatoos

1 week ago

1:01 anyone knows the name of the song ?

1 week ago

she must not speak korean or understand what that interaction was.... holy fuckballs

1 week ago

oh it's GRACE neutral. could you not have found a better person to do this episode hosting?
seriously. she's such a pin-up for edgycRiNgElook@m3e3e3e3!1!111oneon1!one1one!one

1 week ago

what in the fuck name is that? greta neutral? gender neutral? do you want a dick that bad?

1 week ago

Having lived in Korea for six years, let me tell you that once the cameras are one, things will change. hahaha

1 week ago

I cringe when I see interviews on public transport

1 week ago

GAWT DAYUMMM SHE HOT AFFFFFFF

1 week ago

Geulis euy orang Korea

1 week ago