‘Gen Z tattoo’ trend looks like Nazi symbol

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Jordan Williams, 18, recently posted a video on TikTok encouraging fellow Gen Zers to get matching tattoos as a sign of rebellion. 

She stumbled across the symbol, a letter Z with a line through the center, in the comment section of another user’s video. She thought the image seemed simple enough and universal enough to be a good fit, so she issued a call to action to her 2,000 followers. 

“OK Gen Z listen up!” Williams captioned a video of herself staring into the camera wearing a black hoodie. “What if, now hear me out…We all got a matching tattoo. As not only a symbol of unity in our generation but also as a sign of rebellion.”

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The 18-second clip lit up with positive responses, as a few teens and young adults went out and got the symbolic image permanently inked on their bodies, Williams told USA TODAY. At least three people got the tattoo, she said. Others went the DIY route creating makeshift tattoos at home.

Williams, a restaurant server in a small Missouri town, then went to work, covering a double shift. While she was offline writing down orders for pizza and mozzarella sticks, the social media response to that video took a turn for the worst.

The symbol, one person said,looked similar a Nazi swastika. Williams’ original video was memed dozens, maybe hundreds of times over. She received death threats and even a threatening phone call from people she didn’t know.

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Jordan Williams is known as Smoothavacado on TikTok. (Photo: Dalvin Brown)

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The Most Effective Method of Tattoo Removal Is Known As the R20

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There are a lot of people who have had tattoos for whatever reason in the past but now want to get them removed. There are various different reasons for this, but they have been frightened of stories about it hurting more than the actual tattoo did in the first place.

New technology has meant that there have been great advancements in the tattoo removal field making the whole process much quicker meaning that there is a lot less stress and pain involved.

Many tattoo studios have taken advantage of this new technology in order to give each customer that comes to them for this service the best possible experience and to give them the best peace of mind possible.

The R20 method is seen as a great advantage to anyone wanting a tattoo removed as it decreases the amount of sessions needed therefore reducing the amount of time needed. This in turn can reduce the amount of money needed to get your ink removed.

It has proven to have many advantages over previous methods. The single pass laser methods would mean you would have to have a minimum of 6 sessions with a 4-6 week wait between each one. This means for a simple tattoo it could take up to 6 months for it to finally disappear.

To prove how effective this new method is, the American Academy of Dermatology confirms that just one session can reduce the visibility of a normal black tattoo by up to 85% depending on size.

Basically what it entails is four treatments in one session with just a 20 minute wait between each pass of the area. It can be used for any tattoo regardless of size, color or depth of ink.

If you decide to go forward with this method it is always …