Doy’s career illustrates the contradictions: One of the most prominent tattoo artists
in the country, he has nearly 500,000 followers on Instagram.
He declines to say what he inked Pitt with last year, citing client confidentiality, but is known at home and abroad for his unique designs — from a bird to croissants to a jumping gymnast — and intricate use of color.
Even so, there is no sign on his studio in central Seoul.
“On your way back home after tattooing Brad Pitt, there are no words to describe how proud you feel,” the 40-year-old told AFP.
“But from the moment you arrive at Incheon International Airport, you worry about the tattoo tools in your bag being found.”