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Japanese Mayor Leads Campaign For Tattoo Removal From Government Employees [Headlines]

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Nearly 100 people would have to find another job or remove their ink if the Osaka mayor's crusade succeeds.

by Allie Walker
  • 23 may 2012

Toru Hashimoto, mayor of Osaka, starts a campaign to force all government employees to remove their tattoos, saying that tattoos can intimidate children. Tattoos in Japan have traditionally been associated with gang membership. Guardian

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