How Many Tattoos Does B.A.P’s Zelo Have? What’s The Meaning Behind Them?

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Zelo’s tattooes

Zelo is the youngest member of a legendary boy group that debuted in 2012, B.A.P Zelo is just his stage name though, his real name is Choi Jun-hong.

In 2017, came a piece of shocking news that Choi Jun-hong has gotten a tattoo on his abdomen. Some were quite surprised, but some already expected this because Choi Jun-hong is very close with Bang Yong-guk and Jung Dae-hyun. These two are also members of B.A.P, and they had gotten tattoos way before Choi Jun-hong decided to get one. It could be inferred that Zelo was probably quite inspired by both, Bang Yong-guk and Jung Dae-hyun, to decide to get tattoos.

Not only the tattoo on his abdomen is a unique one, but it is also very meaningful.

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Zelo’s stomach tattoo is inspired by an installation by Marina Abramovic and Ulay titled Relation in Time. The unique thing about this installation is that Marina Abramovic and Ulay were using their own bodies for the art installation. They display themselves for 17 hours in Bologna’s Studio G7 in 1977.

The couple’s hairs were tied tight, symbolizing the connection between the two of them. For the first 16 hours, they just sat there without an audience. For each hour that passed, a photograph had been taken. It was clear that as time goes by their hair that was tied together pretty tight started getting looser and looser. This signifies a connection that drifts apart slowly and perhaps without awareness. No matter how hard the both of them try to stay still and keep their hair together, somehow at some point, the bond will inevitably become loose.