Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
When Ava Ploeckelman explains her high school experience, it will sound quite different from most teenagers. She will have the friendships, the adventures, and the occasional teenage heartache. But Ava experienced it all as a student at Think Global School, an educational program that uses world travel as the classroom.