28 February 2014

Report: Japanese city bans "scary tattoos" at popular beach for US troops | RallyPoint.com

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Zushi Beach in Japan is a popular destination for U.S. sailors, but now local officials have banned visitors from barbecuing on the beach, drinking alcohol outside of restaurants and displaying “scary” tattoos, according to Stars and Stripes.

The definition of a “scary” tattoo is unclear, but Zushi city officials have said a single small tattoo is allowed while full body tattoos are not, the newspaper reported on Thursday. In Japanese culture, tattoos are most often associated with organized crime.

Complaints from Zushi residents about beachgoers have increased dramatically in the past few years, city official Masashi Koizumi told Stars and Stripes.

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