Rugby – World Cup could spark debate in tattoo-averse Japan

The tattooed arm of a New Zealand's All Blacks player is seen during their training session in Urayasu, east of Tokyo, Japan November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) – World Rugby has advised players to cover-up tattoos during next year’s World Cup in Japan, but many advocates for the body art hope the arrival of the inked athletes sparks a debate in a country with a complicated relationship with tattoos. Tattoos form a traditional part of Polynesian culture, with numerous players […]

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