A Guide to Tattoos in South Korea - Culture Trip

Tattoos aren't illegal in South Korea, and you'll see youngsters sporting ink everywhere you go. Getting a tattoo, however, is illegal — under Korean law, it's viewed as a medical service and only allowed if the tattooist is also a qualified medical practitioner. Here's your guide to the controversial practice.Author: Phoebe Taylor…

Illegal Tattooing is on the Rise in South Korea

Jun 01, 2016 · It’s not illegal to have a tattoo, and it’s not illegal to get a tattoo in the country. However, tattooing is considered an invasive medical procedure. In the same way that a country wouldn’t allow someone to perform surgery in their living room, South Korea isn’t willing to allow people to get tattoos in a ……

Getting a Tattoo in Korea – Is it Illegal? – There She ...

Anyway, TL;DR, tattoo culture is changing, but it still has some ways to go! Tips on Getting a Tattoo in Korea Do Research. I did some Google searching about getting a tattoo in Korea, and I remembered that Martina from Eat Your Kimchi had gotten an extensive one a little while ago. At their Christmas pop-up event, they reaffirmed their positive experience, so I booked an appointment with ...…