RFC: Nazi tattoos on BME?

For whatever reason I've been getting a lot more Nazi and white power skin-themed tattoo submissions than usual this week. Below are a few that have been sent in over the last couple days (although I think some of them are ripped off from various online neo-nazi forums).

Now, I have no intention of changing the rules for IAM which exclude this sort of thing, so this question is exclusively for the galleries on the main site. The question is: Should I include pictures like these in the tattoo galleries, and if so, should they be sorted separately or included in the main sets? After all BME does include other things that I (and most people) don't politically agree with.

Nazi tattoos? What do you think? (tons)


  1. Whip wrote:

    Yes, I think you should share them. I tattoo and I do some Nazi symbols as well as American Indian and other racialist tattoos. I see nothing wrong with them as they are simply an expression of peoples beliefs. Thank you.

    Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Permalink
  2. BUT wrote:

    I dont think you should share them due to the fact that you would be contributing to these choices that others are making. Think about it, if a customer wanted “dumb n*gger” tattooed on him/her/black/white, it is still an inexcusable statement. Oh and doing a tattoo of a American Indian symbols are anything BUT racial. Those symbols (as well as other national symbols) are symbols of ethnography, not race.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 5:43 am | Permalink
  3. peteD3 wrote:


    no way!

    PS: hey, when did you start running BME/ IAM again?

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Permalink
  4. ELY M. wrote:

    they are lovely tattoos :)
    I think they should be allowed.

    Monday, November 9, 2009 at 4:41 am | Permalink
  5. Smitty wrote:

    They shoul defenately be shared it’s a rare and great thing when people want to show love, respect and pride for their race.

    Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  6. yahh right wrote:

    they should be allowed it gets me soo piss that blacks can wear shirts that say proud to be black and no one will say a thing but if a white person wears pround to be white everyone thinks he races

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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