Do you remember the time when the BTS members got a friendship tattoo which they termed ‘7’? While most of the members revealed their tattoos, some of them kept it under wraps. Now comes the time for Suga to show off his tattoo, and the fans were lucky enough to witness the same recently. Yes, the BTS fandom recently witnessed a momentous occasion as Suga revealed a long-awaited friendship tattoo. On August 10, 2023, tattoo artist POLYC took to Instagram to showcase a clear photograph of the tattoo, sending the Army into a frenzy.
A Tattoo Worth the Wait!
Suga’s special tattoo features the number 7, a symbol of the unbreakable bond between the seven members of BTS. The tattoo was a visual representation of the deep connection they shared and had been a matter of curiosity for fans for months.
The tattoo was initially seen by fans on August 6, 2023, during Suga’s D-DAY THE FINAL concert at the KSPO Dome. The performance marked the culmination of his successful solo tour. So, it was on this grand stage that SUGA showcased the tattoo on his shoulder. The artist POLYC, who had previously tattooed six of the BTS members—RM, Jin, J-Hope, V, Jimin, and Jungkook—revealed that he was the one responsible for the meaningful ink.
Check out Suga’s tattoo below:
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The Friendship Tattoo’s Story
Suga’s journey to unveiling his tattoo was intertwined with personal struggles. In November 2020, the Daechwita singer suffered a shoulder injury following an accident that required surgical intervention. This incident left a lasting impact on him, both physically and emotionally. SUGA shared his experience and the resulting trauma in the song “Amygdala,” featured in the album D-DAY.
Despite the challenges he faced, SUGA chose to place his friendship tattoo on his shoulder, signifying the strength of his bond with his fellow BTS members. The poignant choice of location highlighted his resilience and the enduring camaraderie that has solidified over the years.
Suga’s Recent Activities
Suga’s recent activities showcased the unity and unwavering support within the BTS family. His solo tour, which concluded with the D-DAY THE FINAL encore concert series in Seoul on August 6, 2023, was a monumental success. To make the event even more memorable for fans, SUGA invited Jungkook, Jimin, and RM as special guests on different days of the series. Notably, Jin and J-Hope, who are currently serving in the military, joined the audience to show their support for their friend during their break.
Suga’s Upcoming Plans
However, amidst the celebration, a bittersweet announcement brought tears to ARMY’s eyes. BIGHIT MUSIC revealed that Suga had decided to withdraw his postponement from mandatory military service and would soon be enlisting for his duties. The exact enlistment date is yet to be disclosed by the agency, which left fans with a mix of emotions as they prepare to bid farewell to Suga temporarily. As of now, Jin and J-Hope are already on duty as they left for their respective military enlistments some time back. Moreover, the Army is eagerly waiting for the Bangtan Boys’ reunion in 2025.