Tattoos: Not in Korea, my friends...
Published 20060713 by motobacon | E-mail this post
A buddy of mine passed on this story to me.
“Don’t get tattooed in Hongdae,” warns Drew, an American who’s lived in Korea for most of his life. He confides in me his most embarrassing tattoo, which resembles a man yanking on a bull’s privates. The circle around the tattoo is uneven. He got it in the back of a piercing shop. “I told the artist I had to catch a train in two hours, which may have been my mistake.”
Read: "So, I got fuckin' housed one Friday night before my weekly booty call to Busan. I had i ship man won burning a hole in my pocket so I thought I'd get a little body augmentation before I downed a bottle of Beam on my way to DongSeoul Station. At the time, an image of some guy whacking off a bull didn't seem so gay. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. After informing the artist that I had a train to catch ("So make it snappy, Asshole.") I passed out on the table almost immediately and woke up one hour later with a huge headache and a fucked up tattoo (Did I mention I'm a twitcher?). Moral of the story: don't go to Hongdae for that shit. The language barrier prevents Korean tattoo artists from talking foreigners out of making really stupid life choices."