Japanese beach bans ‘scary’ soldier tattoos

japaneseOnly 10 minutes away from Yokosuka Naval Base, the Japanese city of Zushi is a popular spot for U.S. sailors. However, a recent ban on “scary” tattoos by the city council may thin the amount that make it to water, according to an UPI article. 

“It was unclear Thursday how the town would define ‘scary’ tattoos, while city official Masashi Koizumi said the ban would cover full-body tattoos, but not smaller body art,” according to UPI.


A council will be assembled to decide the limitations of the new law.

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