Rules are very important in Japan, and as there is a no tattoo rule in nearly all pools, onsens and gyms, a foreigner walking up to the desk with tattoos showing is bound to cause concern. Dear Skye, I am so pleased you had no issues. Whether it is your first time getting a piercing or if you are a professional in the industry, this website will help you select the best piercing or tattoo for you and provide you with the information you need to take good care of your piercings and tattoos. If you want to become a member of the Yakuza then you will be initiated with a tattoo to test if you can endure the pain. Paying attention to tattoo policies in Japan will make your trip a whole lot more pleasant. Most importantly, it also shows their devotion to the Yakuza organization.
Arm covers are remarkably common in Japan, particularly among women in summer.
Flash Challenge: Nude & Tattooed - Part I
My husband did roll down his sleeves again as he entered though! I also love travel. It was interesting to watch other bathers — some had only just arrived — when they saw these guys inked with elaborate designs with missing fingers and huge stab wounds enter the bathing area. There are a lot of signs around Japan for places where they are banned. Take a look and enjoy!