Brian Ashcraft

Brian Ashcraft is a senior writer at and the author of five books including Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design and most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit. He lives in Osaka, Japan.

Sep 21, 2019

The tattoo taboo: Why the All Blacks are covering up to avoid offence in Japan

The history of tattoo art in Japan is deep-rooted and complex – and so is the cultural aversion to tattooed bodies, writes the author of a book on subject.

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