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Behind the Japanese court ruling that tattoo artists need to be qualified doctors The future of Japan's tattoo industry is under threat for social reasons

27 September 2017 Dr Stephen Crabbe 7 min read

Stephen Crabbe, Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Translation (Japanese to English) at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about regulating tattoo art in Japan

Close up of tattoo artist at work

Ink stigma: the Japanese tattoo artists fighting back

24 February 2017 4 min read

Japanese tattoos have been popular in the UK since King George V. But things are different in Japan.

Traditional Japanese tattoo on a man's back and shoulder

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