Early last month, ATEEZ‘s Wooyoung had fans of the group emotional when he appeared in a pair of shorts at the airport, which allowed a new tattoo of his to be clearly seen on his thigh.

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The tattoo wasn’t just a random design, and ATINYs were quick to recognize the reason for why he’d gotten it. The ink spelled out “amicus ad aras”, which most people might not immediately know the meaning of.

However, fans familiar with him, as well as his friendship with fellow member San, had no doubt about its meaning. The Latin phrase translates to “friends until death” or “a friend until the end”, and it’s one that he has long shared with San as evidence of just how close and important their relationship with each other is.

Immediately, fans assumed that Wooyoung and San had gotten matching tattoos, because it made sense given that the phrase was one that is meaningful to both of them together. However, weeks went by without any confirmation from San, either in photos or messages, which left ATINYs a little confused.

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Finally, however, San has spoken out about the situation, and has confirmed that they did get matching tattoos!

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Over messages sent on the Universe app, when the subject came up, this is what the ATEEZ member had to say.

S: Tattoo with Wooyoung?

S: I don’t regret it ofc ㅎㅎ

S: I can’t look for a friend like this anywhereㅎㅎ

S: ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ (We) usually bicker with each other too

S: He’s a very precious friend

— San

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Both of the ATEEZ members had the tattoo placed on their right thigh, though San has yet to show his publicly. He also commented on the process of getting the tattoo, saying that it was painful to get, but that he was able to endure it even though Wooyoung was loud and held his hand and squeezed a plushie while getting his!

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Wooyoung and San, dubbed “WooSan” by many fans, have had a very obvious best friendship with each other ever since ATEEZ debuted, and even though they’ve only known each other since a couple of years previous to the group’s debut in 2018, it’s clear that the bond they share seems to be that of soulmates.

San even said a couple of years ago that he would give his kidney to Wooyoung if he needed it!

We can all only hope to have a friendship as deep and meaningful as theirs someday. Here’s how some fans reacted on social media upon finding out that the two members had gotten shared tattoos.

Hopefully soon, with the weather warming up, we’ll get to see Wooyoung and San’s precious tattoos together!

It seems that many of ATEEZ’s members share an incredibly close, special bond with each other like this, and it’s amazing that we get to see their friendships develop over the years.