Tattoo artists in Japan have recently been arrested and endured fines due to out-dated licensing laws. One Japanese tattoo artist is saying enough is enough...
"56% of hotels in Japan bar visitors with tattoos from bathing facilities..."
"There has been an increase in tattoo artists being arrested..."
Japanese tattooing is a sophisticated technique and artistry that is admired all around the world.
But in Japan, tattoos are often aligned with organised crime, and so many places, mainly spas and public baths, have a ban on people with tattoos entering.
There has also been an increase in tattoo artists being arrested, due to misinterpretation and confusion around licensing and laws.
One artist who experienced this is Taiki, who has now formed Save Tattooing In Japan and is fighting for change.
A recent video from MasterPiece Tattoos (below) explains all.
According to Japan Today, 56% of hotels in Japan bar visitors with tattoos from bathing facilities.