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WTF!! Thailand is seeking a ban on tourists’ getting Buddha tattoos

Thailand Tourist Tattoo

By SINFAH TUNSARAWUTH and TODD PITMAN   06/ 2/11 12:00 PM ET   AP

BANGKOK — Thailand’s Culture Ministry says foreign tourists should be barred from getting Buddhist tattoos while visiting because the practice is culturally insensitive.

Culture Minister Niphit Intharasombat said in a statement that his ministry has been receiving complaints from residents that tattoo parlors are etching sacred images of Buddha and other religious images onto the skin of non-Buddhist visitors across the country.

“Foreigners see these tattoos as a fashion,” Niphit said in the statement posted on his ministry’s website Thursday. “They do not think of respecting religion, or they may not be aware” that it can be offensive. READ THE REST HERE ON AOL

Thats okay, I’ll just get one of these from Shige in Japan instead, ;0)

Tattooo by Shige at http://www.yellowblaze.net



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