Quoting ♥ Brown Eyes:“ If it was surrounded with SS symbols and pictures of burning crosses and had "Kill all non whites" under it, I might be a bit bemused. Other than that, I wouldn't care. It has other meanings too.”
I always thought that way, too. But we recently met somebody through my sister, and I mean, I don't have to be around him at all so it doesn't really matter to me. But his chest is one huge, giant swastika. I've met him twice and he didn't wear a shirt either time. He knows no other meanings for it, because I asked him. I'm white, and from a very small town, and have plenty of loved ones who are rednecks and country as all get out. Yet this is the first time I've encountered a tattoo like this. I see Confederate flag tattoos every day, but for some reason, the swastika just makes me feel really uncomfortable. I can't stand any kind of discrimination, not even a little. Like, I have a severe aversion to it, it makes me nauseous. During school, I would have panic attacks when we talked about the Holocaust, segregation, slavery, or women and blacks not being able to vote.