Tattoo is a bad symbol in Japan -
10-02-2012, 02:10 PM
In Japan, tattoo is the symbol of Japanese mafia (yakuza).
Decent people never try to make tattoo in Japan.
And police would not allow people with tattoo to swim in a pool or bathe in a spring.
The mayor of Osaka city doesn't allow people with tattoo to word at the city office.
Old days, a round tattoo in one's arm was the proof that he has a criminal record.
Now in younger generations think not much about tattoo, but old Japanese decent people hate to see tattoo.
You may do tattoo, but I strongly advise you not to show it to Japanese people.
Hope this helps.