You may recall this iconic meme of BTS‘s V, often referred to as “TATA Mic.”
This is in reference to the time when V attempted to “trick” the staff into giving him a Baby TATA (V’s BT21 character) Bluetooth microphone during BTS’s 2021 FESTA.
During that moment, his facial expression instantly became known as the “TATA Mic” meme among ARMY.
While this was the first time ARMY recognized V’s facial expression, it’s actually more of a common expression of his than you’d think! So, here are 10+ more times V made his iconic “TATA Mic” face…
1. Choi Woo Shik’s “Wooga Squad” Live
This is another more recent moment in which he recognizably made the “TATA Mic” face. He also did it multiple times throughout the live stream!
2. Peakboy’s “GYOPO HAIRSTYLE” music video
While he might have channeled The Great Gatsby meme, he also channeled his own iconic meme.
3. Run BTS! episodes 145-147
In Run BTS!, the members time-traveled to the Joseon Dynasty, yet V’s timeless expression remained.
his tata mic face pic.twitter.com/yqGuUyADrP
— .·͙☽ (@taeteland) August 10, 2021
4. Run BTS! episode 144
Like his TATA mic, he wanted his ramen, and he got it!
5. Bangtan Café
“VSOPE” did a live broadcast in which they made drinks, and V had some mixed feelings about his citrus smoothie.
During his “Friends” performance with Jimin, we saw a similar expression made.
He even rehearsed it!
So are you telling me this is actually his Dumpling face and not the TaTa mic face!? 😭 let me sob pic.twitter.com/wqmqigsKOM
— VMIN | Jimin & TaeHyung | ᴮᴱ BTS ⁷ (@ITSVMINWORLD) August 4, 2021
7. 2021 FESTA Exam
8. BTS In The SOOP 2
V makes a similar expression in his first teaser photo released for the second season of BTS In The SOOP.
9. Run BTS! episode 120
In this episode, BTS investigated who broke the ARMY headstone, and V was very suspicious…
When BTS did their event with Indonesian technology company Tokopedia, he made this cute expression.
11. Live Broadcast
In a live broadcast on December 13, 2016, he did the original face, showing that he has been doing it for at least 5 years now!
THE TATA MIC FACE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE YALL. pic.twitter.com/BmVlRGXG4O
— tata mic⁷ (@itstatamic) September 3, 2021
12. As a baby
And, for the final proof to show that this iconic expression has been here all along, here is a photo of V as just a baby!