The Real Meaning Behind Hyorin’s Tattoos

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Tattoos on the Entertainer

As an entertainer, how you look matters a lot when you’re performing in front of other people. People in the entertainment industry use all sort of ways to improve their looks, including beauty treatments, botox, diet and exercise, or even making more dramatic changes with plastic surgery.

These days, a lot of Korean entertainers, especially K-pop idols, are getting tattoos. Some examples of idols who’ve gotten some ink include BIGBANG’s Taeyang & G-Dragon, Jay Park, WINNER’s Mino, BLOCK B’s Zico and the female celebrities came from SNSD’s Tiffany & Taeyeonex-4 Minute’s Hyuna, F(X)‘s Amber and ex-SISTAR‘s Hyorin.

Even though tattoos are actually illegal in South Korea, these K-Pop idols could still work in entertainment industry and get support from their fans.

In this article we’re going to talk about the meaning of the ex-SISTAR member Hyorin‘s tattoo. Read on to find the full information, below!

SISTAR’s Comeback with Hyorin’s New Look!

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As reported by the Korea Herald on July, 22nd, 2014, Hyorin was sporting a new look in SISTAR’s newest music video, Touch My Body.

During the showcase event for SISTAR’s comeback with album titled “Touch & Move”, the lead vocal of the group, Hyorin, revealed the reason behind a tattoo she had put on her abdomen.

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Hyorin has been known for her strong vocals, which can melt anyone’s heart when they listen to her sing. The vocalist, who sang for drama OST Master’s Sun Part 3, explained that she got the tattoo to cover a big scar on her belly that always disturbed her whenever she tried to wear pretty clothes. The scar was always visible whenever she had to wear a crop top or dress, and the cross tattoo covers the scar so it isn’t visible when she wears those sorts of clothes anymore.

The singer chose the cross, one of the primary symbols of Christianity, both as a reference to religion and to remind her to put her passion into her music.

Why Does Hyorin Have a Scar On Her Stomach?

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The singer, who is now working on a solo career since SISTAR disbanded, and on creating her own agency; bridʒ (read: Bridge), was actually diagnosed with congenital biliary atresia. The condition is commonly seen in newborns, and it slowly melts the extrahepatic bile duct. The condition is fatal if it doesn’t get treated before a child reaches the age of two.

Because of several surgeries she had to treat the condition, had to suffer from the scars on her stomach and staying away from swimming pool and bath houses.

How Hyorin Felt after being Diagnosed With a Disease

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On August 8th, 2018, Hyorin appeared as a guest on an episode of “Life Bar”, aired on tvN.

The singer, who sang for the OST drama Man From The Star, talked about her worries and insecurities that followed her diagnosis of congenital biliary atresia back when she was still very young. She had to undergo a number of surgeries during her treatment, and that left her with an unsightly scar.

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During the interview session with the MC, She said she’d considered getting a tattoo for a long time, and became more optimistic after getting it also improved her appearance. Hyorin expressed her feelings after she got her tattoo done, saying she hoped she could be an inspiration for anyone else who has a scar on their body to embrace their flaws and to encourage them to keep up their spirits.