Banning Ink on the Beach

by on Sep.02, 2010, under News, Tattoos-Body Art

by Tattoosue on September 2, 2010

Just when you think that tattoos are gaining acceptance, a story depicting the opposite shows up in the news.  Tattoos profiling and stereotyping is rearing it’s ugly head in Japan.

After a recent musical event in Kobe, a city located in Japan, the local government is considering banning anyone with tattoos from enjoying their beach. This brainstorm is being debated after a few college students were arrested for marijuana possession after a musical concert was held.  It’s not defined in their article whether these particular students had tattoos but this local body of government is intent on cutting back on the number of young people enjoying the beach.  Some local citizens are avoiding the beach because of all the young people hanging out.  (Isn’t the beach made for young people to enjoy?)…..

The anticipated ban may not sit well with some who feel it violates their freedom of expression but considering that Japan already has a ban on tattoos in commercial facilities such as saunas,  my guess is you won’t see anyone with ink sitting on this beach next summer….Hard to believe in civilized country that your rights are so restricted.  Makes you appreciate your freedoms.

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