How a tattoo can get you banned from enjoying a Japanese spa

Tattoos may have become a big part of mainstream culture, but not every culture shares the same view of body art. In Japan, our love of tattoos could actually get us banned from certain places, including the hugely popular onsens — the Japanese hot …
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