Goyo | Illicit ink

Photographer's Name
Tim Franco

An obscure South Korean law makes tattooing technically illegal, posing a challenge for a young generation looking to express themselves beyond the imposed ideal South Korean look. Tattoo history is centuries old in Korea. Sailors marked themselves with frightening shapes to scare away monsters. During the Joseon dynasty, tattoos were used to mark robbers for their crimes. Nowadays, a new generation of Koreans see tattoos as attractive and fashionable. 

Festival Year