a recent trend has emerged in which members
of Gen Z are getting a “Z” tattoo, which is seemingly
innocent, but actually resembles a Nazi symbol.
In a video that has since been made private,
TikTok user smoothavocado suggested that all
members of the youngest generation get matching ink.
“What if … we all got a matching tattoo, not
only a symbol of unity in our generation, but
also as a sign of rebellion,” she said in the post.
It didn’t take long before users started
pointing out the similarities between the
proposed “Z” symbol and the wolfsangel symbol.
which is often associated with the Nazi party and other
white supremacist groups. it’s not uncommon to see a slightly
different version that still bears the same hateful meaning.
Commenters were predictably outraged.
“Please don’t do it it’s a Nazi symbol,” one said.
“I’m embarrassed to be a Gen Z,” another wrote.
Smoothavocado apologized for
spreading the idea in a later TikTok,
which has also been made private.
Undeterred by mistakes of their peers, some
Gen Z-ers are still trying to coordinate
matching tattoo ideas. What could go wrong?