So I found these two posts about tattoos in Japan:
Most of these seem to revolve around easily concealed tattoos.
I have many tattoos on my arms, and they can be hidden perfectly by a long sleeve shirt, which I would wear to work anyway, as is my custom here.
But for bath houses, going around town, etc., can this get you trouble, having a bunch? Since it gets hot in the summer, I want to be able to hang out with a short sleeve shirt if I can.
Can I get sent back home (to US) because of them? If I am in a small community, and they won't let me into the bath houses, can I bath at home (I am still not sure how that situation works)?
I have Kanji, as well. What is the Japanese view of having Kanji tattoos?
Sorry, that seemed like a much better post in my head, but when I started typing, it sort of went everywhere.