What is happening on 21st December? Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. While some netizens respectfully pointed out why her Rising Sun tattoo was offensive, some resorted to name-calling and racial slurs referring to Filipinos as “poor and uneducated” as seen in now-viral screenshots. “I’m very sorry if my tattoo offends you. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); FLEX KO LANG LOLO KO. In 2019, the government even led an unsuccessful effort to ban the symbol at the now postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In Japan, Horimitsu charges $150 U.S. an hour. Because they’re gorgeous, eye-catching, and choke full of meaning. The tattoo also intends to tell the world about the belief and loyalty of the bearer to his group, even if it is not approved by others. I’ve decided to change the design, removing the iconic rays. It is said to remain offensive in South Korea due to Japan’s harsh treatment of Koreans during the war. “At that time, I didn’t know the history. He was so happy when he visited South Korea again last year and got chance to offer flowers to our fallen heroes. The skin is usually stretched by another person for clean, precise lines and details. 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I sincerely apologize.”, In another post, she tweeted: “I live in Hawaii and I see a lot of people using the red rising sun symbol in clothing, cars and jewelry. A Korean name comprises a family name, followed by a given name. Rising Sun is the flag the Japanese used in WWII while colonizing the Korean peninsula. The symbols and markings used in a tattoo are varying and distinctive to each gang. First of all, let’s take a look at the sun and moon symbols separately. “I apologize to Koreans because 6 months ago I got a tattoo of the red sun with 16 rays,” she said. I am ashamed of myself for not doing my research. “I did not know the history behind this tattoo and I will educate others about it. Whereas the sun will deliver its blaze near one goal with enthusiasm, the moon softly beckons our attention, illuminating our surroundings in a way that is more open to esoteric interpretation. MANILA, Philippines — Filipino netizens have flooded Twitter with “#CancelKorea” as they expressed dismay over racist remarks supposedly from Koreans. Unfortunately, more modern history mars the meaning of this one. TikTok star Bella Poarch has apologised after sparking controversy with one of her tattoos. 370.9k Followers, 254 Following, 1,738 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ᵀᴬᴺ ᵀᴬᵀᵀᴼᴼ(ᴴᴬᴺᴰᴾᴼᴷᴱ) (@_tan_tattoo) The TikTok star revealed that she didn’t know the meaning of her tattoo when she got it back in March. It also stands for reincarnation, passion and life supporter. If you like this sun tattoo meaning and wanted a larger tattoo, then you can get this classic image with Surya being driven forward by horses with the sun in the background. TikTok Screen Capture via The Korea Herald/Asia News Network SEOUL — A brutal war of words erupted on social media from what started as a mistake by a Filipino American TikTok personality. All of this stemmed when Filipino TikTok influencer Bella Poarch, born in Hawaii, posted a video of her dancing and exposing a Rising Sun tattoo on her left arm. {{#media.focal_point}}. One asked Bella whether she knew the meaning of the Rising Sun symbol. So popular in fact that I bet we all have a tattoo enthusiast buddy who contemplated getting one at least once. Love tattoos show love for the ones you love, in a creative way that they get more close to you. The Korean Netizens pointed out how offensive the Rising Sun tattoo the influencer’s is wearing. They can also indicate the standing of the bearer in the gang, and even the acts of violence committed by him for his gang. However, it’s seen as offensive by many Koreans who regard it as a symbol of Japanese militarism and colonial rule. What is the meaning behind Bella Poarch's tattoo? Some netizens noted that thousands of Filipino soldiers were sent to the Korean war in 1950 while some boasted of the Philippines’ pride like its tourist destinations, Miss Universe titleholders, among others. Bella rose to fame for making lip-sync videos and short sketches. Please educate yourselves and learn more about it because it came from a terrible history. On Saturday, the Filipino influencer posted a TikTok video apologizing for her tattoo, which incorporates Japan’s rising sun flag. I was going to get a tattoo of a rising sun mixed with another aspect of my heritage, and I came upon this article when trying to figure out if that was ok or not. BE GRATEFUL☺️#cancelkorea pic.twitter.com/13QENkTo2v, — Xena Glaze (@xenaglazeurbano) September 9, 2020, Koreans calling Filipinos ugly without knowing that Philippines is rank #2 when it comes of having beautiful people. 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