I have the rising sun tattooed on my arm, real big like. When I was in Singapore (the didn't have such a time under Japanese rule) all I got was compliments. I also wear a rising sun patch on the collar of my vest. Are people offended? I dunno, but I'm not too concerned about it. Old folks used to get pretty worked up over my hammer and sickle T-shirt I rocked throughout my teenage years, but then I was trying to be somewhat offensive.I also have a Galactic Empire tattoo, and although fictional, they were a pretty genocidal bunch. Havn't had an Aldaranian come up and give me shit yet.What I'm saying here is don't worry about it.
Come to think of it, my family was forced out of their Belfast home by the Brits in the early 1900s. Knowing that, if I ever run into any of you Triumph, BSA, Norton, etc. owners... Its war.
You rat bastard, I lost an Uncle on Hoth.