Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina's leg tattoo could make an appearance at next summer’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics like it did at Wimbledon and Rio. Photo: Reuters Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina's leg tattoo could make an appearance at next summer’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics like it did at Wimbledon and Rio. Photo: Reuters
Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina's leg tattoo could make an appearance at next summer’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics like it did at Wimbledon and Rio. Photo: Reuters
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Japan’s tattoo problem is about to get messy with the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

  • Hundreds of thousands of sports fans and tourists are about to descend upon the Asian nation, and many of them will have ink
  • Japan’s long-standing aversions to body art could do with a serious touch up if the country wants to maximise its time in the international spotlight

Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina's leg tattoo could make an appearance at next summer’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics like it did at Wimbledon and Rio. Photo: Reuters Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina's leg tattoo could make an appearance at next summer’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics like it did at Wimbledon and Rio. Photo: Reuters
Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina's leg tattoo could make an appearance at next summer’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics like it did at Wimbledon and Rio. Photo: Reuters
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.