Body Art Banned for Public Servants in Osaka

Posted on August 26, 2012

In Osaka, Japan, the mayor has implemented a new law to require body art be removed for public officials.

Put simply, the mayor wants to keep Yakuza members off the job.

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Since Yakuza members wear tattoos as badges of honor, the new law means that they’ll have to give up on being government officials in Osaka.

Ever since the law was passed, cosmetic surgeons have seen the number of patients who want their tattoos removed increase dramatically. If there were, for example, five to six people who went in daily, the average now checking in for tattoo removal ranges from ten to thirty. Most of them are young graduates who want to work as civil servants.

A few teachers as well as public servants are in disbelief because body inspections have been included, taking things to the next level, making everyone uncomfortable.

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