Jungkook’s Tattoos Explained (2021 Ultimate Compilation of Every Tattoos Revealed So Far)

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BTS Jungkook's Tattoos Explained. (Unclear tattoos included)

[UPDATED CONSISTENTLY] Jungkook’s tattoos EXPLAINED in detail. His arm & hand tattoos are REAL! 

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The SAME post plus other members tattoo information included is,

Do BTS Members have Tattoos? Full Information 2021

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The beginning

 The very first tattoo withness was back in early September 2019, when BTS had their first long break. Jungkook went back to Busan, his hometown. A K-ARMY recognized him (what a blessing😂) asked for a signature, then sees something like tattoos on his hand, written ‘ARMY’. 

Then on September 16, the break was over and all members gathered in the airport. The first tattoo picture gets taken here. ARMYs argued online about this is, henna, or a real tattoo.

Meaning of the tattoos

  • ARMY: The BTS fandom ARMY 
  • A: V for Taehyung
  • RM: Namjoon
  • MY:  Min Yoongi
  • J: Jin, Jungkook, J-hope
  • JM: Jimin
  • +++: Bonding BTS and ARMY together 
  • Purple heart: Borahae 💜(I purple you)
  • The crown: BTS is the King

Then his tattoos are again spotted on October 9, 2019. On his way to ‘Love’ LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF’ Tour in Saudi Arabia. 

  • And also, a new tattoo revealed, the ARMY logo hidden in sleeves. 

Later, Jungkook’s tattoo artist posts this online. 

This was the first time facing Woozy emoji. (This clear)

  • The woozy emoji : (middle finger) meaning is unknown.
  • Members have used this emoji.
  • Some Armys are guessing it’s JK’s eyebrows thing like the Cooky. What do you think?

Do we look a like?

Jungkook's tattoos explained = 0613

In the Saudi Arabia concert, a new tattoo (0613) was found. And during the Euphoria stage, ARMY spots his wrist tapped under his clothes, wondered if he got more hidden tattoos. 

  • 0613‘ is the date of their debut.

2013.06.13 as in the Korean way of counting dates.

The tapped-arm secret was finally open(half-open) for ARMY in Seoul Final Concert.

However, still hidden under the sleeves.

Let’s see next pictures taken!

As new pictures are taken, Armys are thrilled, shares the information on Twitter. 

  • A Red eye: meaning unknown and more detailed picture needed.
  • The rock and roll skeleton: meaning is unknown but he likes rock music.
  • Make hay while the sun shines‘: meaning unknown.
  • Three stripes:  The first part of the Korean National flag, Taegeukgi. Each of the specific parts has meanings, and what JK has on his arm is called 건 (gun) represents “the East, the Sky, and the Spring”. 
  • ‘RATHER BE DEAD THAN COOL’: His life motto. 

Jungkook's tattoos explained on the 'ON' MV

In 2020, ‘ON’ official MV, Jungkook’s other tattoo Tiger Lily and letters underneath is spotted.

  • Tiger Lily: The birth flower of his birthday (September 1st). 
  • Please Love Me: under the Tiger Lily /Tiger Flower says “Please love me”  which is the flower language of the tiger lily.    

Pretty like Jungkook. 

Also, on the ‘ON’ MV, a more unseen tattoo was spotted by Armys with keen eyes. 👀👀

And if you look very close up, you’ll notice there IS a different tattoo. (behind the leaves, very unclear)

It is very hard to tell. (I know😂)

Here is another screenshot


Korea is a mountainous terrain where tigers used to live.

It is less than 100 years that tigers were hunted and disappeared by the Japanese when Korea was colonized.

When you look at the drawing of Korea, the land is expressed as a tiger.  Koreans say the map resembles a tiger.

For Koreans, tigers are familiar animals.

Tigers appear as a character in many traditional fairy tales we listen to in childhood.

Tigers represent bravery, fierce, courageous, as tigers are the most dangerous beast (King of the animals) of Korea.

'ON' Kinetic Manifesto Film

And on the same song ‘ON’ but a different version of MV, the Kinetic Manifesto Film, ARMY spots another new tattoo(inner arm). Whoever first spotted it, must have CRAZY eyesight.

  • Truth: It’s not easy to read the letters but ARMY are guessing it says “TRUTH”. Because his K-pop artist friends Mark and Yugyeom have tattoos on the same spot.

Also, Yugyeom got this tattoo…


XCVII= 97 (born in 1997)

Zodiac sign = Year of Ox

This is JK with the same spot. Unclear tattoo.

Can it be something similar to what Yugyeom has? JK is also born 1997 and has the zodiac sign Ox.

(Hmm…I see a box-like shape)

What do you think it is?

Back to the ‘ON’ MV, there is one more tattoo!

  • a Mystery tattoo on the shoulder from the ‘ON’ Kinetic Manifesto Film version of MV.

This was earlier....

This picture was taken earlier when he was having a break in Busan.

But the big one still remains a mystery until today.

Looks like the mystery tattoo from the ‘ON’ MV is part of this.

As an Army, the letters on his lower, near the elbow are assumed ‘HwaYangYeonHwa’.

HwaYangYeonHwa is a series of Albums and BangTan Universe, which means the most beautiful or happiest time of one’s life. 

[Oct. 1, 2020 Update! ]


[EPISODE] BTS (방탄소년단) ‘ON’ Kinetic Manifesto Film Shooting Sketch

On the BANGTANTV Youtube channel, this ‘ON’ shooting sketch was uploaded and I was able to see a little different view of JK’s tattoos.  

It’s HYYH as guessed from the Busan picture above. Written in Chinese letters. 花樣年華

And this Mystery tattoo also appears again. 

Mindy Unnie can’t tell what this is… Can any of you make a guess? 

2nd Update- Jungkook's tattoos explained

The treble clef tattoo was clearly seen on Good Morning America stage 2020. 😍

So beautiful Jungkook-ah.

[Updated Jan.20, 2021] Jungkook's tattoos explained

Run BTS Episode 125

Very clear shots were taken from this Run BTS episode (thanks to the editors for not censoring)

First, the whole red-eye has finally shown. 

Jungkook has drawn this eye before on camera.

This screenshot is from

[BANGTAN BOMB] Jung Kook’s Art Class – BTS (방탄소년단)

on Youtube uploaded on May 13, 2020.

In the clip, Jungkook says there is no meaning to his drawing. Makes Armys wonder what is the meaning of the red-eye tattoo.

Let’s see what unseen tattoos are!

He got a Microphone.

This mic tattoo is so Jungkook. Showing his passion for music, singing, and his identity.

JK is a ‘Born Singer’.

Who agrees with me? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️

And this inner arm, I see a circular something. A mystery tattoo. Again.

Jungkookah, if you are reading this. Armys are waiting for ‘Jungkook’s tattoos explained’  Vlive. 🥺 Hehe