Age of the Dragon

The Chinese Communist Party bans tattoos for minors in move to combat Western fad

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
June 17 2022 - 2:00am

The Chinese government is at war with tattoos. To prevent the Western fad from taking hold, it's exploiting its thorough control over society, as it often does, even telling parents what to do.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.