AE 1157 - The Goss

Got a Tattoo? You Can't Come in!

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I found this online article about restaurants in Queensland banning people from entering their establishments if they have facial or neck tattoos.

It sort of triggers Australians as people start to take sides. Some say that it’s good to have the ban because people find such tattoos offensive, while others rave that there shouldn’t be discrimination because these are paying customers.

So, where do we draw the line on having visible body tattoos?

What if it’s a Michelin-starred restaurant, a client makes a reservation, and turns up at the place with tattoos all over? Would they run the client off? 

We wonder if they associated having tattoos with violent bikie gangs. But we all know not all tattooed people are nutters. How can someone tell?

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      1. Hey Pete! I was listening to your podcast AE1157 “Got a tattoo? You can’t come in” and you said if you have a tattoo, you can’t open a bank account in Japan according to David Rajaraman. Actually, you can if you are not engaged to Yakuza which is Japanese gangster group.
        As you know, tattoo people are not allowed to enter a public pool or public bath, even though they are not related to a gangster group. In addition to these unreasonable rules, it could be hard to get life insurance as tattoo people have more risk of getting an infectious disease through needles. It goes without saying that Yakuza can’t open a bank account, can’t get a bank loan, can’t have a rental house and can’t get life insurance.
        Tattoo are not becoming popular in Japan due to such inconvenient reasons and also people are still associated tattoo with Yakuza.
        Japan is conformity and conservative society but it’s worth paying a visit!
        Cheers, Akiko

        1. Hey Akiko! Thanks for correcting me. That’s really interesting. How do you feel about the rules? And yeah, I’d definitely love to go to Japan one day!

          1. I think these rules are obsolete and absurd. It still prevails the way people judge from their appearances. Japan is homogeneous society, 98% of the population is Japanese. People are not used to accept new customs. Yes, it would be great you visit to Japan! It would be interesting to see the contrast between city and rural area! Akiko