Sistar’s Hyorin tattooed to hide scar from surgery

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jul 22, 2014 - 16:48
  • Updated : Jul 22, 2014 - 16:48
Hyorin, a member of the K-pop girl group Sistar, came back on stage with a new tattoo on her abdomen.

During the showcase for Sistar’s newly released EP “Touch & Move” on Monday at 2 p.m., Hyorin revealed the reason way she got a cross tattoo.

“The scar on my belly was my biggest complex. Whenever I wanted to wear pretty clothes I couldn’t (because of the scar) so rather than showing off the scar, I looked for a way to cover it,” Hyorin explained.

The singer also explained the meaning behind the tattoo: “It signifies religion and it means to sing for somebody.”

Hyorin was born with congenital biliary atresia which generally shows in newborns, slowly melting the extrahepatic bile duct and causing death before the baby reaches 2 if not treated appropriately.

Due to several surgeries, Hyorin had to suffer from vivid scarring and staring from people at places like swimming pools and bathhouses.

Meanwhile, Sistar reentered the K-pop limelight with its second EP, which topped the local music charts with its main track “Touch My Body.”

By Ha Ji-won, Intern reporter (jiwonha@heraldcorp.com)

Photo credit: Official music video of "Touch My Body"