body modification

beauty
beauty

watch grace neutral transform herself into an anime character

Step-by-step.
Roisin Lanigan
10.19.17
Photography
Photography

these photos critique south korea's plastic surgery mania

In "Live Your Dream," Eui-Jip Hwang exposes the artifice and unattainability of his birth country’s Western-influenced beauty ideals.
André-Naquian Wheeler
6.27.17
Culture
Culture

inside the underground subculture of female korean tattoo artists

Although tattooing is illegal in South Korea, these brave women sacrifice safety for art.
Tim Chan
12.21.16
Tattoos
Tattoos

grace neutral explores korea's illegal beauty scene (full film)

From the country's underground tattoo scene to the mainstream influences of K-Pop, gang culture, and plastic surgery, tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral explores how younger generations are challenging traditional views around body image in South...
i-D Staff
5.26.16
documentaries
documentaries

a look at the influence of gangs and k-pop on korean beauty ideals

​In the final episode of Beyond Beauty, Grace Neutral meets a Korean gang member and a K-Pop superstar, to paint a more detailed picture of what influences the country's youth and their vision of modern beauty. While the older generation continues to...
i-D Staff
5.17.16
documentaries
documentaries

what happens when you challenge korea's traditional idea of beauty?

In the latest episode of 'Beyond Beauty,' Grace Neutral follows the emotional journey of one young South Korean girl, as she reveals her illegal tattoos to her parents. Through a number of dramatic body modifications, Grace has evolved from self...
i-D Staff
5.10.16
documentaries
documentaries

exploring korea's illegal tattooing scene

In i-D'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...
i-D Staff
5.3.16
Fashion
Fashion

10 things we learned about beauty at last night's talk with grace neutral

Tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral sat down to talk about her experience in South Korea filming i-D’s latest video series.
Lula Ososki
4.27.16
video
video

inside korea's billion dollar beauty industry with grace neutral

In i-D’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...
i-D Staff
4.26.16
Music
Music

​lady gaga is being sued for born this way's pointy face lumps

French body-mod performance artist Orlan is suing Gaga and her creative team for plagiarism.
Charlotte Gush
1.7.16
Interviews
Interviews

​grace neutral was born to be different

Our favorite tattoo-covered alien princess has teamed up with Motel Rocks to launch a bespoke capsule collection.
Tish Weinstock
11.2.15
documentaries
documentaries

meet grace neutral, the tattoo-covered alien princess

Get to know Grace Neutral, the 26-year-old handpoke tattoo artist who took herself from self-confessed alternative weirdo to actual pixie dreamgirl with a series of dramatic body modifications. Surrounded by her fluffy friends Totoro, Stitch and...
i-D Staff
10.29.15