My guess is he removed it because of the military, two guys have just been sentenced to jail in SK for being gay, just because he's a celebrity doesn't mean he's safe, it might even make it more dangerous for him. Tabi might even have been the one to warn him, he is in the police unit after all and they are the ones that would be responsible for investigating allegations of homosexuality. Not that Top is a homophobe, quite opposite (in case anyone misunderstands me).
This is so fucked up like military is mandatory yet you go to jail if you’re gay then what is that person supposed to do?!?! Also having that tattoo doesn’t make him gay ughh if this is because of military I feel so sad for him the pain he must be going through for this bullshit 😤