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
While many of her fellow graduating high school seniors in Saratoga are either planning a celebratory trip or already basking on an exotic beach somewhere, Cameron Shetler can’t wait to come home for the summer.
It will be a much-needed break for Shetler, who has seen her fair share of markets, ruins and exotic cities over the past four years..