Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto caused another public stir recently when he asked all city workers if they have a tattoo and even suggested those who answered yes should quit the municipal government.

Earlier this month, the city asked 33,546 employees, excluding those at the board of education, if they have any tattoos after an incident in February in which a city worker showed off his tattoo and scared children at a welfare facility.

The results, announced Wednesday, showed that 110 employees said they have one or more tattoos. Of them, 98 said they are on a part of the body that can be seen by other people, such as the face, neck, arms, hands, legs or feet.