How Jay Park is changing attitudes to Korean Beauty

How Jay Park is changing attitudes to Korean Beauty

In i-Dโ€™s latest video series, tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral explores how younger generations are challenging traditional views around beauty and body image across the world. Through a number of dramatic body modifications, Grace has evolved from self-confessed alternative weirdo to actual pixie dream-girl with purple eyes, pointed elf ears, a forked-tongue, scarification and no belly button. Interested in ideas of alternative beauty and pushing boundaries of positive body image, the 27-year-old navigates us through changing attitudes to how we look. In the first four episodes of Beyond Beauty, we follow the tattoo-covered alien princess to South Korea as she investigates the ways in which Seoulโ€™s youth conform and challenge mainstream beauty ideals. Although itโ€™s socially acceptable for teenagers to have cosmetic surgery within its six billion dollar domestic beauty industry, it is illegal to be a tattoo artist. From underground tattoo studios to specialist club nights, Grace meets the young South Koreans embracing alternative ideas of beauty and discovers the impact it has on their lives.

Director Nick Walters

Hosted by Grace Neutral

Producer Declan Higgins

Supervising Producer Eloise King
Global Executive Producer Ravi Amaratunga
Associate Producer Kate Villevoye
Production Manager Lauran Clark
Researcher Stephen Isaac-Wilson
Production Assistant Lily Rose Thomas
Post production Coordinator Regina Lemaire-Costa

Director of Photography Tom Seal
South Korea Fixer Aaron Choe
Sound MJ Lee

Editors Nick Walters, Rebecca Gin
Colourist Nick Walters
Sound Mix Simon Little

Music Jingle Punks

Commercial Creative Director Bunny Kinney
Head of Production Bree Horn
Associate Producer Tom Ivin
Head of Post Production Daniel Elias
Post production Administrator Laura Davidson

Art Director Valerio Oliveri
Studio Manager Polly Williams
Motion Graphics Director Steve Gurr
Junior Designer Rebecca Hopkins

Additional Footage Jay Park feat. Ugly Duck โ€˜Mommaeโ€™

Special Thanks Ashley Choi, Sean Miyashiro

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Comments (42)

  • Lakshmi Kimmu Reply

    Gal he used to be in Kpop but not anymore. He's not a Kpop artist. He's a rapper with his own label (2 successful labels in fact). Next time do your history before just making such comments.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Nesia Grubbs Reply

    im single 38 look for friends or more im from u.s. i like asian guys. i have line app

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Paul Jeon Reply

    ์™€ ์กฐํญ์ด ๋‚˜์˜ฌ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ตฌ๋‚˜! ์ฐจ๋ณ„์€ ์•ˆํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ
    ์ •์˜๋กœ์šด ์กฐํญ์ด ์žˆ์„๊นŒ ํ•œ๋‹ค
    ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„  ์ด๊ฑฐ ๋ชป๋ณด๋‚˜??

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Livvy Reply

    It looks so dumb when they blur his tats on TV

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • pink macroon Reply

    Jay parks mommae๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • 6pmusic 1 Reply

    Asians are basically the first ones to start tattooing bodies

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Jazmin Briana Meza Reply

    Bro how is everyone not talking about the end when Grace said thank you in Korean to the dude that was cute as shit

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Eddie W Reply

    Hey hey Iโ€™m a gang

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Gloribel Lopez Reply

    Kpop fans know how to dickride so well

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Anthony Freel Reply

    I Love Graces look this is what she is,be fearless and take to the streets.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • uwu uwu Reply

    No matter how they explain why they wanna tattoo their eyes id never get it like why- I mean if u go broke how will you get work but I mean u do u

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • dek heay Reply

    whats up with the white girls

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • ์ง€์•„ Reply

    Jay Park is my man.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Nuran Reply

    That's jay park ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • angelriich Reply

    im 12, and i just thought about wanting to be a tattoo artist .. why? because i think its a beautiful way to how you can express body art

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Natalka Tae Reply

    Did u ask for autograph from j park

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Phantasia _squid Reply

    Okay that dad is awesome ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝโ€ผ๏ธ

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Yeah, the human body is beautiful, so donโ€™t change it.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Ultimate Fangirl Reply

    I love jay park! I think he is very unappreciated. Honestly not rlly a tattoo person. Thatโ€™s my own choice. But when I see a shirtless video or picture of jay work I think it suits him. I just donโ€™t like pain. Iโ€™m a weakling ๐Ÿ˜‚ but it makes him look it bc he is confident in it. Tbh I didnโ€™t know it was frowned upon. Idols are starting to get small ones now. Including some BTS members. Iโ€™m a big fan of Kpop even if Iโ€™m from America. I think anyone should do what they want. ๐Ÿ˜Š even if Iโ€™m rlly young.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Cornelia Comisie Reply

    7:40…sassy dad , we love it

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Simply yoongi Reply

    Just admit it Jay Park is actually really good looking

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Taehyung Kim_1995 Reply

    Why is the white of her eye blue?

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • okayellisha. x Reply

    Woooahhhh… he hella cute ๐Ÿ˜

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Vante Reply

    tattoos are beautiful piercings are beautiful and its your body so do what you would like and don't let others decide for you.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Josie Ann Reply

    Jay park fine asf ๐Ÿ˜

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Sam Williams Reply

    All these people talking about kpop standing alone, dont compare it to west, do you really think thats traditional korean music? Its got american black culture written all over it in every way, it didnt grow on its own… its a copy of western music 100%, a soulless meaningless one at that… they made rapping and breaking, those beats? Come on man, its plaguirism straight up gtfo here its korean

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • ohhow lovely Reply

    kpop idols don't work their asses off, just to be called the korean version of someone

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Your Tattoed eyes are creepy as fuck ngl

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Luis Reply

    No joke she looks really bad with so many tattoos

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • jessie mayfield Reply

    It's so sweet dad is so supportive, wish I had parents like that and I live in the USA

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Max Well Reply

    Yup, to be comfortable in one's own skin get a tatoo.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Micah from Waipahu Reply

    You look like somebody out of a ghibli film…. awesome!

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Fatima Hassan Reply

    Why are ya mad she said thatโ€™s from what she hears about him 4:25 not what she thinks of him๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • JiaChen Wang Reply

    Grace is sooooooooooooo beautiful

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • World of Faz Reply

    OMMMMMMG Jay Park is above JB… HE is amazing. Love this documentary.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Alexandra Kyupova Reply

    I believe Korea is slowly changing, mainly because of artists like Jay Park. I like how the dad and daughter got their first tattoo!
    I got my first tattoo just a month ago (31 yo) after years of dreaming for one! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Koba Reply

    True gangsters and thieves donโ€™t ware tattoos and โ€œurbanโ€ clothes, they ware suits and work in offices

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • TheRhinoGamer 2 Reply


    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Nicolas Rivera Reply

    man I got little homies here in Fresno California that are TATTED UP.. really gang related hot heads that'll smoke Yo ass.. for staring at their face tatts for too long

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • ์›…๋Œ•์ด์˜ Daily Life Reply

    Very good video …

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Aijo Inenaga Reply

    he is cute af……..tbh.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am
  • Jiggly Puff Reply

    I hate tattoos, but I hate it more when people who like them, don't get them done. Grace is an inspiration for everyone. She is not that arrogant, selfish, or ignorant girl, she spreads love and has so much of it to give to other's. That's why she is so loved. Beauty makes one pretty, so that they can love the world more than ever, and that's what Grace projects.

    May 11, 2019 at 6:30 am

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