Representative Ryu Ho Jung from the Justice Party of kσrєα gained a lot of attention as she was the youngest member of the National Assembly, the only legislator under the age of 30, and regularly pushed the limits. She ѕнσ¢кed the country when she appeared in a miniskirt to a meeting and attended the parliamentary audit wearing a helmet and work clothes. She says she wears these clothes in hopes of getting her point across.
Recently, Ryu Ho Jung made headlines again when she posted various photos of BTS’ Jungkook on her social media to announce the drafting of the Tattoo Up Act aimed at making tattooing. become legal and regulated in kσrєα. Today, the rep wrote a lengthy Instagram post that began with the phrase “Take the bandages off of BTS!”
“Have you ever seen bandages on your favorite celebrity’s body? This hideous sight, which is often seen on our kσrєαn broadcasts, is made by the station’s rules to hide tattoos”, she began.
We’ve all probably seen our favorite idols with random bandages or stickers when they dance and usually to cover their tattoos. Either that or they blur it, especially with artists with lots of tattoos, such as Jay Park. The government has long claimed that tattoos are morally destructive, offensive, and have a bad effect on young viewers.
Ryu Ho Jung went on to criticize this decision and how it really harms the artists and the public.
“The ‘system’ was not following the changes in the world that now respect the individuality and creativity of free individuals. Beautiful paintings and wonderful words from tattoos that are common around us are illegal in kσrєα. kσrєα has over 3 million people with tattoos and tattoos have been deemed as high artistry across the world. Even domestic tattooists are revered as outstanding artists on the world stage but kσrєα ignored them”, Ryu Ho Jung wrote.
She continues to fíght for tattoo artists’ rights as labor laws currently do not protect them. kσrєαn tattooists are often at risk of losing their income and even going to jail. Their work also cannot be taxed as it is illegal, so it is also taking away potential money from the country.
The politician hopes to päṩṩ this law so that tattooing can become legal and the government can regulate it. The Act would define the requirements for a tattoo license and allow only qualified and sk̾i̾l̾l ̾ed tattooists to do business. She stressed that this will protect people who get tattoos and ensure everyone’s right to health, hygiene and safety management.
She could have used Jungkook’s photo because he’s an idol that almost everyone in kσrєα knows and cares about, so it’s easier for people to identify with Act if they think of Jungkook. . Jungkook himself is not involved.