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  1. This was a wonderful video!!! Zihwaโ€™s tattoos are so pretty and she very inspiring. She is also very pretty too! Iโ€™m glad asian boss made a video about her

  2. I just thought of this.. getting her style of tattoo is like getting a theme on your body. Her theme! If you like her art so much to have it on your body you are accepting the theme they give to your skin. Iโ€™m very high rn good god

  3. Up until now I thought South Korea was a very advanced country but the Korean government sounds like they are living in the stone age with that stupid law. They should get with the times and allow Tattoo artists to work legally, without prejudice. All the unsubstantiated fears and mistrust behind that law are not worth harassment these women are forced to endure in order to keep doing what they love.

  4. Also here in the Philippines where being tattooed is a big deal, the same ideals, and judgments. As perspectives grow wider and diverse, more are appreciating it as an art as it should be in the first place. Most Filipinos are Catholics too and the religion is prohibiting cuts in any way throughout your body so that’s why. When she said “but I’m not the type to stop just because my parents were against it” like me too, sis! I wonder if she had any Kpop idols as her customers.

  5. Plz change your name to Koreanboss, It’s getting more like Korean culture and influence export machine now, did you get funded by the Korean authorities?

  6. Iโ€™m only comfortable with female artists seeing me in such a vulnerable state so an all female shop is right up my alley. Itโ€™s sad to find out that people think her shop in Australia may be a front for prostitution bc itโ€™s majority female but no one ever thinks the same if you enter a male dominated tattoo shop. Itโ€™s sickening.

  7. Great seeing Zihwa here. Found her studio a couple of years ago and loved her style. I ended up booking an appointment at her studio, with another female tattoo artist, but very similar style. Appointment was booked months in advance and due to the secrecy I understood that I wouldnโ€™t know the studio location until the day before or on the day of the appointment, but the person managing their emails was so unresponsive. I was in Korea for a week and they didnโ€™t respond to my emails at all until the very last minute so I ended up canceling ๐Ÿ˜”

  8. I love how she spreads awareness on harassment through her work too. Sheโ€™s an inspiration to all women who want to achieve big dreams despite societyโ€™s constant opposition.๐Ÿ–ค

  9. Omg I love her work! Iโ€™ve been following her on IG for a few years, never expected to see her on here! Definitely a life goal to get a tattoo from her!

  10. โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ It was a great time.

    Let me introduce you to us ๐Ÿฅ€
    @zihwa_tattooer @dear.zihwa

    With
    @woohwa.fable
    @mooho.oriental
    @goyotattooart
    @mishbae

    I believe tattoo culture in Korea has changed a lot but it has to change more. I will become a tattooist who always try a lot of new attempts.
    Thank you ๐ŸŒฟ

  11. If I want flowers for tattoo I would definitely go to her . I love her design but I make promises with mom I can do only in the back and I have one spot left and it for my color ๐Ÿ— tattoos. I have totally 5 but it is all on the back and so people’s doesn’t see i tattoo until I wear tank top ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  12. What a beautiful, talented, artistic person!! I admire her work, her open-minded thoughts and her personal fight for a future that allows legal tattoo art! Wish her succes!!

  13. ์™€..๋‚˜๋ž‘ ๋™๊ฐ‘์ธ๋ฐ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ž์‹ ์˜ ๊ฟˆ์„ ํŽผ์น˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š”๊ฒŒ ๋ฉ‹์ง€๊ณ  ํ•œํŽธ์œผ๋กœ ๋ถ€๋Ÿฝ๋„ค์š”

  14. Tattoos can be so gorgeous if the design is well drawn and if the tattoo artist does a good job inking it. Her tattoos are so gorgeous and that just made me want to get a tattoo even more

  15. ์„œ์šธ์—์„œ ์ €์ •๋„ 2์ธต ์ €ํƒ์—์„œ ์‚ฌ๋Š”๊ฑฐ๋ฉด ๋ˆ์„ ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ๋ฒ„๋Š”๊ฑฐ์•ผ…์„ธ๊ธˆ์€ ์ œ๋Œ€๋กœ ๋‚ด๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š”์ง€…

  16. I love her style and esthetic (how about that interior decoration in her house?). Just don’t go get tattoos on a whim, kids. They don’t come off, and your preferences and inclinations are likely to change considerably throughout life.

  17. Omg you literally cannot win as a woman on this planet. To be sexually harassed and stalked for doing your job, to being called a prostitute because you choose to only work with women in order to avoid the harassment.

  18. I heard about her a few months ago and I was so amazed by her work. I can’t get real tats but she has temporary ones on her site and I’m so going to buy some. She also does US shipping u guys!!

  19. What an inspiring interview. I graduated from college five months ago and can’t even get an internship or job because of the pandemic and I decided I want to yry new things. I want to do do photography. So I’m planning on going back to school to learn more about it. I’m afraid what my mother says or thinks as well as trying something new but its…my life and I choose to be happy.

    A strong woman she is. Hold no regrets. Keep going.

  20. Iโ€™ve loved her work for years. I think she does the most beautiful tattoos Iโ€™ve ever seen. I got a tattoo from her shop but not from her though because sheโ€™s so popular and is always fully booked so fast

  21. Even now most of South Korean thinks tattoo is for idols and actors but things are changing fastly so hope soon everyone will look at tatoo with positive wibe

  22. people suck so much omg why do we live in such a misogynistic society, i’m so sick of it. a tattoo shop with just female artists is not any reason to assume it’s peddling illegal sex work. if they were all men, no one would think that. so sick.

  23. I am tattoo-free but if I ever did have one done I would want the level of detail Zihwa can achieve. Doubt she will ever come to Toronto but anything is possible. She is very talented.

  24. So surprised to see Zihwa on this channel. I’ve followed her work on instagram for about 3 years now and was very excited to see her open a studio in Sydney cause that is closer to where I live. For people who want her instagram, just type zihwa and it should pop up. Her studio is called Le jardin de Zihwa but she has a personal acc as well.

    Sometimes she uses the tattoos she does to tell stories that give people a glimpse of some social issues. Like there was a post where she talked about a same sex couple getting a couple’s tattoo because it was illegal to be in a same sex marriage where the couple was from, so they got tattoos to symbolise their bond instead of a wedding ring and how this changed her perspective on those kind of tattoos.

    One thing I’m concerned about is, is it safe that they are showing the building she works at and the location in Seoul? Will that not get her in trouble with the authorities?

  25. Not only Koreans.. Every Single Asian Parent/Relative has that negative aspect. Becuz, they would see murderers, prostitutes, criminals, drug dealers with Tattoos.. So they think we are gonna look like them when we get tatooed ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜’

  26. i’ve been following her a while on Instagram and i cannot wait until it’s safe to travel, because i want her to do my next tattoo piece so bad!!

  27. Obviously this lady’s work is more skilled than a lot of the terrible ink I see.

    That said, I’m still amazed that people decide _to_ get tattooed before deciding _what_ to tattoo. Shouldn’t the specific design have a compelling meaning for you first?

  28. Very strong resemblance to Chungha. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    More importantly, I respect her a lot for the care she puts in her craft. I also do hope that her skills get recognized, and for tattoos to be more accepted as the art form it is.

  29. I gotta say, I applaud her because she’s a talented bad ass. I’ve heard the culture difference gives tattoos a bad rap, so I appreciate her breaking down those walls. โค๏ธ

  30. When it comes to being great at something sex parts and orientation or preference do not matter. What matters is the skill level of the person doing the job.

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