When Tattoos Were Tempting: My Teenage Perspective

What tattoo do you want and where would you put it?

Honestly, I don’t really want to get a tattoo now, but when I was a teenager, I was influenced by movies and had some admiration for them. I wanted to try getting a tattoo and wear it like clothing. I thought cherry blossoms, cranes, dragons, tigers, koi, phoenixes, and so on would be good designs.

In particular, one of my friends was studying to become a traditional Japanese tattoo artist, so I planned to ask him to give me a tattoo once he became a professional.

However, in Japan, there are many places where you can’t enter hot springs if you have a tattoo, and I love hot springs, so I gave up the idea in my 20s. After that, I moved abroad from Japan and my desire for a tattoo gradually faded. If I were to get a tattoo, I would want to put my willpower into it rather than the design, so I don’t think I will get one now.

However, I still like looking at them. They are cool, aren’t they? Thank you for reading this article.




2 thoughts on “When Tattoos Were Tempting: My Teenage Perspective

  1. Willow says:

    I didn’t know there was a taboo against tattoos in Japan in some places. That’s interesting to know.

    1. Tasty line says:

      Recently, there has been an increase in people who get tattoos as a fashion statement. However, in the past, tattoos were considered a symbol of yakuza or gangsters. This was probably because tattoos were seen as intimidating. As a result, it seems that people with tattoos are not allowed to enter public places like hot springs.

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