The Sweet Voiced Jinan
Jinhwan, usually called Jinan or Jay by his fans, is the main vocal of the Korean boy-group iKON. He first became known to the public through the survival program from YG Entertainment, Who Is Next, as the vocal of Team B. Many people were fascinated with his sweet, high voice and his cute face, even though he was actually the oldest member of Team B.
His journey continued on another survival program which was also held by YG Entertainment, Mix and Match, where he and the rest of the members of Team B had once again to attempt to show their best and finally debut as iKON members. It was trough this program that Jinhwan debuted as an iKON member.
An idol must certainly be ready to be noticed by millions of people around the world. Physical appearance is one of the main things that people first notice, and fans, especially, will be very sensitive about the hottest news involving the artists they love.
It is not too strange to see a Korean Idol with tattoos, because many of them have had at least one done. Just like Bobby and B.I, Jinwan now also has approximately 8 tattoos on his body, giving him more tattoos than any other member of his group. Hmm, what is the meaning behind these tattoos? Don’t worry, we will talk about the meaning of all his tattoos below, just keep reading!
The phrase renaître de ses cendres’ means Reborn from the ashes in the literal translation. In terms of its interpretation, the sentence means to learn from your mistakes and failures in order to not do them again.
Maybe one of the reasons why Jinhwan chose this tattoo is because of his journey to finally become a singer. As we know, it was a very long journey for Jinhwan to finally become one of the vocals in iKON. He had to go through two different survival programs to succeed, which takes a huge amount of physical and emotional effort..
IIVIIIIXIXIV stands for 2-7-1994, which is the day Jinhwan was born. Some people say that when someone chooses a Roman Numeral tattoo, it means he/she wants to remember the number forever. So, in its connotative meaning, perhaps for Jinhwan, the day when he was born is the most memorable and important date.
It’s hard to say whether it is a mockingbird or a sparrow, but let us talk about these two birds. The mockingbirds are known to be good at mocking/mimicking. They symbolize the “Art of Deception”. Meanwhile, a sparrow symbolizes undying love, loyalty, friendship, and freedom.
In the Lap of God
The phrase means that success or failure depends entirely on luck. When ‘God’ is on your side, you will be lucky and if he is not on your side, maybe you’re unlucky.
When someone has an atom tattoo, it means freedom or shows a jperson’s free will. The person who has this tattoo tends to change their way of life or they are willing to adapt to a new course in life.
Having a complete atom network tattoo can mean that the person is contented with their life or they’ve served their purpose. Meanwhile, an atom without a nucleus can mean that the person tends to do things their own way. They don’t follow anyone’s rules.
Stars, Cross, and Chain
Since stars appear at night, they are often used to represent the fight against darkness. For some people, this means that the star embodies truth and spirituality. They may also represent the divine relationship that man has with God.
Seeing the meaning of the stars tattoo, it may be connected with Jinhwan’s Cross tattoo. Because it looks like the symbol for Christianity. Perhaps the tattoos are related, as both tattoos can refer to the relationship a man has with God..
A chain tattoo can represent control, authority, power, protection (from evil, enemies, or the world), strength (in dark times), and perseverance (through life). I think it is also connected with the stars and cross tattoos. Perhaps his relationship with God can protect him from evil.
Well, the actual meaning of these tattoos is, of course, up to Jinhwan. Because everyone has their own perspective and background when deciding to put a tattoo on his/her body. Anyway, iKON’s latest news is that they will hold a private stage this spring, “Kemistry” on May 11th, 2019.
Meanwhile, if you want another update about him, you can follow him on Instagram under the username @gnani_____. He is quite active on his Instagram account. Most recently, he shared his and iKON’s activities in Japan.