I started following Tattooist BK on instagram towards the end of 2015 after he liked some images I shot during Seoul Fashion Week that year. We connected on Facebook and I have followed and loved his work ever since. After much communication he granted me the privilege to make a documentary about his work, ideology towards tattooing in South Korea, the stigma some people have about tattoos, and his creative process.
He used to be an art teacher before happening onto tattoos.
"When I look at an object, I think a lot about the feeling it would give off as a tattoo and on the skin. Because I also think a lot about the structure and stuff like that, my ideas, because I think about how an object would come out on the skin is it? Yeah, skin, skin, when I look at it. That’s where a lot of my ideas come from."