Jin-ri Park, her new sampaguita tattoo, and its significance

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On September 22, Tuesday, Jin-Ri Park revealed via Instagram that she got a tattoo of the national flower of the Philippines because of her great love for her home.

Jin-ri Park posted a series of photos of herself showcasing her tattoos. As of this writing, the post surpassed 33,000 likes. The Sampaguita, or Arabian jasmine, is the national flower of the Philippines and stands for love, devotion, and purity. A fitting choice for Park, considering her Filipino heart and Korean blood.

Jin-ri Park shared that she got her first two tattoos before leaving the Philippines nearly two years ago. 

“I didn’t really talk about it much since I know my parents look at my Instagram and would keeeel me if I got tattoos […] But it’s been 2years and I can’t see them in person so I feel safe to upload this, just kidding. PS- Dad if you’re reading this forgive me and I love you,” Jin-ri Park wrote in her Instagram caption.

It’s worth noting that Korea has a more rigid stance on tattoos compared to the Philippines. It turns out that while getting a tattoo isn’t illegal, giving them is, especially if you’re not a licensed doctor. Still, according to Culture Trip, the younger generation has taken to wearing “small, easily hidden tattoos.”

Jin-ri Park was born on April 24, 1988, making her a Taurus. She was celebrity housemate on Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7. Also, she graced FHM Philippines covers from 2011 to 2015. Jin-ri Park married John, a Filipino-Australian man on March 21 and lives in Sydney as a waitress. She’s also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and competitor!

– Alex/WhatALife.ph


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