During the SHINee World 5 in Japan Tour, SHINees Jonghyun was spotted with two new, and though provoking, tattoos that caught fans off guard.
Jonghyun has often spoken about getting a tattoo but has never really gone through with it, and the closest fans have ever seen him with tattoos is when he famously got temporary tattoos of the names of his fansite accounts.
Now, however, its different. Before any photos came out, there were many fan accounts of a possible tattoo above his left elbow and on his right forearm, and this got many fans not attending the concert excited!
About Jonghyuns tattoos pic.twitter.com/YSgSEBnZYV
놓아줘 (@fantaemsie) April 29, 2017
Another Jonghyun tattoos fanacc pic.twitter.com/ZOXHinLit8
A third tattoos fanacc pic.twitter.com/06TWcd4D7r
Shawols tried to make sense of all of the information they were getting, and thats when the photos and videos finally rolled in.
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Diamond Sky💎#jonghyun #SHINee #onew #taemin pic.twitter.com/euErk3z22y
ppp (@JJONGDppp) April 29, 2017
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This is when fans understood what they were looking for, and found Park Karo, a Korean Tattoo Artists, Instagram account, which had photos of two tattoos that match the descriptions given by fan accounts!
A post shared by 박카로 (@parkkaro) on Apr 25, 2017 at 1:44am PDT
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Many fans understood the meaning behind his Inspiration tattoo, but the meaning behind Never The Less might appear more ambiguous. However, last year on Blue Night Radio, he mentioned the phrase:
“Nevertheless” You know I actually use this phrase when I speak? I think it’s a habit among my friends, including myself. It’s admitting that the situation isn’t that great. I think we say “nevertheless, we have to do ~” when we want to make a situation more optimistic.
— Jonghyun, Blue Night Radio
Although excited to see Jonghyuns tattoo, many fashion-focused Shawols decided to take this chance and searched for the brand of Jonghyuns bracelet, and eventually found it!
found it! the chain bracelet jonghyun owns, Bracelet Paper Chain Large by Chrome Hearts~
it costs around $1400 USD
(thanks to @royaltaemin) pic.twitter.com/Q2Iuq15AT2
샤 9l 니 (@zeemino) April 30, 2017
Overall, Shawols were happy to see that many new things were happening in Jonghyuns life, and some fan art has already started to appear.
king of holding roses more gently than anybody will ever hold me + the slightest hint of the tattoo messy golden ink#Jonghyun #종현 #샤이니종현 pic.twitter.com/h1jLwHp1Qe
charlie 💜 #StoryOp2 (@xblingitupx) April 30, 2017
Checkout Jonghyuns latest song, Lonely featuring SNSDs Taeyeon!