BTS‘s Jungkook recently revealed his tattoo sleeve on an episode of Run BTS! Although it has been hard for fans to deduce the meaning of his tattoos, given that it is often covered up for the camera, the reality show treated fans to a full view. Here are the meanings of all his discovered tattoos so far!
- The most beautiful moment in life
Jungkook has the hanja characters for Hwayang Yeonhwa, the most beautiful moment in life, tattooed on the inner side of his sleeve. The Most Beautiful Moment in Life albums were incredibly meaningful for BTS.
He has a microphone tattoo on the top of his forearm. Mixed in with the sleeve, it is hard to spot but once you do, it’ll be the only thing you see! It is an obvious reference to his job and passion.
- The hand sign
He has a hand sign, the signature ending pose for “Boy in Luv” tattooed near the wrist. The song itself is one dedicated to fans. The hand sign means “I love you”, and it is also a common gesture made by rock musicians.
Naturally, he had to put his love for ARMY on his skin!
- Purple heart
This is meant to represent the iconic borahae line.
- ARMY shield
The tiny logo below the Y is the ARMY shield that matches BTS’s bulletproof official logo.
- The interlocking “X” of words
Jungkook tattooed two phrases in the shape of an X on his sleeve. One line reads, “make hay while the sun shines” and the other, “rather be dead than cool“. Since his debut, his motto has been, “it is better to be dead than to live without passion“.
This is BTS’s debut date, June 13, 2013.
- The eye
He recently got an eye tattoo that was part of a drawing he once drew. Fans also believe it could be associated with his song “Your Eyes Tell”.
- Tiger lily
The tiger lily is Jungkook’s birth flower, as explained on an episode of Run BTS! where they had a floral arrangement session.
- Please love me
The meaning of the tiger lily is “please love me“, likely inspiring Jungkook to get it together with the flower.