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The no-tattoos policy at many of Japan’s public bathhouses might become a thing of the past if one hotel group’s experiment with stickers to cover guests’ body art gains traction.

Hoshino Resort Co. announced Wednesday that from Oct. 1 it will start distributing 8 cm x 10 cm stickers at the group’s 13 Kai high-end inns, allowing tattooed guests to use their public baths if they cover their ink with the stickers.

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