Warning to those with Buddhist tattoos

Buddhist tattoos put tourists in Sri Lanka at risk. After a 37-year-old British nationalist was arrested for a tattoo of the Lord Buddha when she landed in Sri Lanka, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has warned tourists not to enter the country if they have body art depicting the religious figure, according to The Sunday Leader. 

“British nationals have been refused entry to Sri Lanka or faced deportation for having visible tattoos of Buddha. Don’t pose for photographs by standing in front of a statue of Buddha,” the travel advice said.

However, many Buddhists don’t feel that this is a religious offense and that the police would be better served focusing on the violent crimes in the country.

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