• Inside Korea's Billion Dollar Beauty Industry

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    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 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 Seoul’s youth conform and challenge mainstream beauty ideals. Although it’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 Miryo 'Queen’

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