Marked for life: South Korea's tattoo artists seek legalization | Inquirer Lifestyle
In a photo taken on July 8, 2020 tattoo artist Doy works on a client at his studio in Seoul. - South Korean tattooist Doy counts Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt and members of K-Pop band EXO among his celebrity clients, but his delicate, detailed designs could land him in prison. In South Korea while tattooing itself is not illegal, it is classed as a medical procedure and may only be carried out by a fully qualified doctor -- with up to two years in prison for violators. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) / To go with SKorea-social-law-tattoo,FOCUS by Claire LEE

Marked for life: South Korea’s tattoo artists seek legalization