Before BTS went on break on Aug. 12, Jungkook had no tattoos whatsoever. Well, at least none the BTS ARMY knew about. Then, when BTS came back from their break on Sept. 16, Jungkook's hand was covered in ink. His fingers had the word "ARMY" written on them and fans thought it was too good to be true. In fact, the BTS ARMY thought Jungkook's tats were just temporary, but he's now had the tats for over a month, and with BTS performing back-to-back concerts in Seoul as part of the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself final concerts, fans have spotted even more ink on Jungkook than ever before. You need to see the photos of BTS' Jungkook's arm tattoos, because they are gorgeous (at least what fans have been able to make out).
BTS' Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour kicked off on May 4 in Los Angeles as an extension of the group's Love Yourself world tour. Fans knew the tour would come to an end eventually, and for so long, that day seemed like it was far off in the future, but now the time has sadly come. After performing in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 11 — BTS' first concert since being back from vacation — BTS kicked off the first of three Love Yourself: Speak Yourself [The Final] concerts at the Seoul Olympic Stadium on Oct. 26 to wrap up the Speak Yourself tour.
Since these shows are BTS' last concerts for a while (until their Jingle Ball concert on Dec. 6 ), it meant fans around the world were determined to be a part of it in any way possible. Fans had the opportunity to enter a raffle to score a chance to buy tickets for one of the three dates, and fans who couldn't watch the concert IRL had the opportunity to livestream the concert on VLIVE and then see the concert at their local movie theater.
Whichever way fans watched the concerts, they couldn't help but notice Jungkook's changed appearance.
First of all, Jungkook was back to performing with his usual short hair. (Fans saw Jungkook performing with long hair and tattoos for the first and last time in Saudi Arabia. *Sobs.*) Besides his ARMY-inspired tattoo, fans also saw some ink on his arms peeking out from under his long sleeves.
The BTS ARMY has been suspecting Jungkook got an arm tattoo ever since the Saudi Arabia concert, but they weren't so sure because so many of the photos circulating on Twitter weren't clear. But fans have now gotten decent pictures and video clips and there's no denying Jungkook's got at least a few tats on his arm.
Since Jungkook has only worn long sleeves since getting his arm tattoos, fans have only gotten tiny glimpses of the designs when his sleeves ride up. Fans have made out a skeleton hand making the "I love you" symbol in sign language (or the widely-used symbol for "rock on") and the words "... than cool," which ARMYs suspect is the Nirvana lyric, "Rather be dead than cool," from the song "Stay Away." While it's not known definitively if Jungkook's new arm tattoos are real or temporary, that hasn't stopped fans from calling them the start of a sleeve.
Will Jungkook ever show off all his tattoos? Maybe. It will be up to Jungkook whether he feels comfortable showing them off or not, but for now, fans are happy that BTS is back from break!