Comedian Margaret Cho recently shared an interesting story about a trip to Aroma Spa & Sports in Los Angeles.
Cho describes Aroma as a luxurious Korean, “clothing non-optional” destination complete with meals, a swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, golf range and flat screen TVs in the sauna.
An all-nude sauna that apparently does not welcome women with tattoos…
Margaret, whose body is more than 50% inked, writes that she received dirty looks from nearly everyone there and was eventually pulled out of the steam room by the manager because her body, in its current state, was taboo.
She asked if I could please wear something, anything -– a towel or something –- and cover myself so that I wouldn’t frighten anyone with my body.
Cho managed to leave the establishment without going all Oldboy Korean gangster on them, even after putting on a robe and STILL being given “heavy duty Korean woman stinkeye.”
P.S. I saw a heavily tattooed Korean man in the gym area, and I doubt he was asked to cover up.