Question: Do Japanese really hate tattoos?

Are Tattoos Illegal in Japan? While some view tattoos as an art form, the Japanese government, on the other hand, does not. Although they may not be illegal, tattoos are often associated with the Yakuza, a Japanese gang that covers their entire body with tattoos.

Why are tattoos considered bad in Japan?

Its because of the association between tattoos and a mafia-like group called the yakuza - which has operated in Japan for hundreds of years. Some people see them as a necessary evil and other people see them as just, they should disappear, says Anton Kusters.

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