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Tattooing is still illegal in Korea, yet more Koreans are changing their mind and getting inked each day. One local photographer is showcasing the art of tattoo in hopes more people will change their opinion on the once taboo practice. 

Park Sung Hun Tatoo Photography Exhibition


 

Tattooing is still illegal in Korea, yet more Koreans are changing their mind and getting inked each day. One local photographer is showcasing the art of tattoo in hopes more people will change their opinion on the once taboo practice. 

Documentary photographer Sung Hun Park’s exhibition, One Chance in a Lifetime, showcases tattoo life here in Busan, and features a documentary series of Horitatsu Kyung Jin of Fat Buddha Tattoos. Additionally, a collection of facial close-ups communicates the variety of emotions one might experience while being tattooed.  For some, pain is captured in it’s rawest form, yet others appear to be experiencing nirvana. 
 
Park says he believe tattoos represent art and freedom, and are as personal as the ego. A portion of the exhibition shows individuals baring it all to show off their art, shattering the stigma of staring and inviting viewers to take a second look. 
 
 
One Chance in a Lifetime is on display in the Kyungsung University Art Gallery 2 and is open until Friday July 5th. See map for directions.
 

 

 

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