Baco__, on 13 June 2012 - 05:11 AM, said:
^and that's why she was away of tv shows in the past, I heard.
Tattoos in the Japanese entertainment industry are really not taboo. It mostly affects on the market the artist being targeted towards. Namie Amuro and Ayumi Hamasaki have tattoo's but they are marketed for around late teens-young adolescents therefore is alright. But artists targeted amongst teens generally require a clean image, such as no tattoos.
Namie Amuro and Ayumi Hamasaki never really had to cover their tattoo's. As far as I'm concerned Japan is a lot more open-minded about everything compared to South Korea.
Namie Amuro avoids appearing on TV shows because she doesn't want to nor does she really need to, her music gets picked up by all media-outlets within an instant. Whenever Namie Amuro releases an album you'll hear her song and see her music video constantly played and she appears on almost all of the magazine covers with billboards and posters of herself all over Tokyo. She was never banned from TV because of her tattoo, Namie is a legend. I believe Namie Amuro was last active on TV performances during her 60's70's80's single and partly because she was also promoting Vidal Sassoon (who also funded for her music videos which are amazing
As for BoA, it won't affect her Japanese or South Korean career. In South Korea she's a legend, she really doesn't have to prove anything to anyone anymore. In Japan, like I said, tattoo's are generally alright on artists depending on the target market. BoA's overall fanbase are generally older now, many are in university or already started families (not uncommon to see families in BoA's concerts...)
Edited by Mashimaro-san, 13 June 2012 - 08:26 AM.