Many of you who have tattoos on the body will be worried about coming to Japan due to its notorious “NO TATTOO ALLOWED” rules. It does not mean that people with tattoos cannot enter Japan. No tattoo rule is applied to public places like hot springs, pools, and some resorts. There is a stigma toward tattoos in Japan and though nowadays it is changing slowly, usually people do not have tattoos on their body.
In general, Japanese gangsters(yakuza) is considered to have tattoos on their whole body. However, it doesn’t meant that all people having tattoos are somehow related to crimes. The phenomenon of being reluctant to people with tattoos has been changing since many celebrities and young people do it as a type of new fashion.