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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


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