In Japan, people often associate tattoos with gang members of the yakuza. So, it’s no surprise most gyms and onsen, public hot-water baths, will not accept guests with tattoos on their body. No matter how subtle the tattoo may be or how insignificant.
This causes problems with people who get tattooed simply for artistic or emotional values, rather than membership markings. The no-tattoo rules also surprise foreign travelers who have no stigma against inked skin.
There is now one product to help curb tatouazophobia, the fear of tattoos.… Continue reading “Magic tape covers your tattoos for the gym and onsen”