Changing Perceptions of Tattoos in Japan

Changing Perceptions of Tattoos in Japan Stigma towards tattoos in Japan sounds pretty unpleasant, right? Artists being arrested, fear, gangsters, and banned from hot springs. It doesn’t sound possible for a country that has so strongly influenced tattoos as an art the world over. From the media, movies, surveys, and reports it seems as though the [...]

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Tattoo Stigma in Japan and Its Origins

Tattoo Stigma in Japan and Its Origins It’s common knowledge to many that tattoos aren’t generally looked upon with favor in Japan. Mind you it would be a bit of a stretch to claim tattoo stigma doesn't exist abroad.  Saying that inked skin doesn’t still carry some negative perceptions in the West doesn’t hold up. This [...]

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