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A Look at Racist Skinhead Symbols and Tattoos

Insignias and tattos of the racist skinhead underground

Editor's note: Although white supremacists and other extremists commonly use the Celtic cross and the runic alphabet, these symbols are also frequently used by non-racists. Many non-racist neo-Pagans, for instance, have runic tattoos but have no relation to racist groups or beliefs.


Skin skull tattoo


Totenkopf tattoo "My Honor is Loyalty"


88 boots tattoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


American Front


Volksfront


Keystone State Skins

 

 

 

 

 

 


Blood and Honour, Klan, Odinist iconography

 


Nazi skin iconography tattoo


Norse runes tattoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Totenkopf (death's head) patch with 14/88


Ohio State Skinheads/ Vinlanders


White power fist with laurels

 

 

 

 

 


Old school RAC logo

 


SS lightning bolts tattoo

 


Vinlanders probate patch

 

 

 

 

 


Fenris Wolf Pagan/Odinist symbol tattoo

 


Skrewdriver life rune patch

 

 

 

 

 


Skinbyrd spinning swastika tattoo with 14/88

 

 

 

 

 

 


Independent skin tattoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Triskelion “three sevens” tattoo

 


Council of 28/Blood and Honour Council


Skinhead merchandise distributor

 

 

 

 

 


Celtic Cross tattoo

 


Hate rock label patch


United Kingdom skinhead patch

 

 

 

 

 


American Thule Society

 


Skinbyrd patch

 


Crucified skin tattoo “One people, One Empire, One Leader”

 

 

 

 

 


Northwest Hammerskins

 


Northern Hammerskins


Midland Hammerskins

 

 

 

 

 


Western Hammerskins


Hammerskin prospect patch

 


Hammerskin Nation

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eastern Hammerskins

 


Confederate Hammerskins


“Hammerskin Forever, Forever Hammerskin”

 

 

 

 

 


Hate rock band patch with Thor's Hammer


Thor’s Hammer tattoo

 


Hammerskin Celtic Cross tattoo