The coolest place on the internet, according to this tagline.
AskArchiveFAQ

Ex-skinhead gets extensive surgery to remove racist face tattoos
Meet Bryon Widner. He used to be a white supremacist. When Widner left the movement in 2006, he had a lot to work past to prove that he no longer believed the things he once did — much of it on his own face. “This wasn’t just a few tattoos,” noted plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Shack. “This was an entire canvas.” Widner had to fight hard to get these tattoos removed and get on with his life, turning former enemies into allies and working with the Southern Poverty Law Center. An anonymous donor paid for the changes to his face (which were incredibly painful), but he paid an even bigger price for the changes to his life. After years of being an “enforcer” for the Vinlanders Social Club, a notable white supremacist group, he quit. He had to leave his Michigan home to get a sense of normalcy. He went for it — for his kids, and for his wife, and to get a second chance. Now, as you can see, the tattoos are gone. He suffers health issues (he has to stay out of the sun), but he says “it’s a small price to pay for being human again.” An impressive redemption story. (Editor’s note: This story has two parts.)
Follow ShortFormBlog

Meet Bryon Widner. He used to be a white supremacist. When Widner left the movement in 2006, he had a lot to work past to prove that he no longer believed the things he once did — much of it on his own face. “This wasn’t just a few tattoos,” noted plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Shack. “This was an entire canvas.” Widner had to fight hard to get these tattoos removed and get on with his life, turning former enemies into allies and working with the Southern Poverty Law Center. An anonymous donor paid for the changes to his face (which were incredibly painful), but he paid an even bigger price for the changes to his life. After years of being an “enforcer” for the Vinlanders Social Club, a notable white supremacist group, he quit. He had to leave his Michigan home to get a sense of normalcy. He went for it — for his kids, and for his wife, and to get a second chance. Now, as you can see, the tattoos are gone. He suffers health issues (he has to stay out of the sun), but he says “it’s a small price to pay for being human again.” An impressive redemption story. (Editor’s note: This story has two parts.)

Follow ShortFormBlog

October 30, 2011 // 19:21 // 2 years ago
blog comments powered by Disqus

367 notes from really cool Tumblrs like ours. Click to read.

  1. nothing-good-about-goodbye reblogged this from haveigonemaddearalice
  2. haveigonemaddearalice reblogged this from shortformblog
  3. instead-of-a-gif-folder reblogged this from lillibee
  4. thesepumpsaremadeforfucking reblogged this from faggotspice
  5. basic-whitebitch reblogged this from shortformblog
  6. newslang77 reblogged this from talksikknowledge
  7. meridadunbroch reblogged this from grander-maybes
  8. busyoverthinking reblogged this from faggotspice
  9. modifiedface reblogged this from shortformblog
  10. color-my-dreams reblogged this from positiveprocrastination
  11. eattentiondeficitdisorder reblogged this from dea-thgrips
  12. kissthegoldensky reblogged this from wuling09
  13. pleakleyispretty reblogged this from dea-thgrips
  14. dea-thgrips reblogged this from rileykonor
  15. holding-faith reblogged this from coffeeandfaith
  16. clearsummernights reblogged this from out-withthe-old
  17. everaftering reblogged this from shortformblog
  18. hyadelapaz reblogged this from hellokrisssy
  19. hellokrisssy reblogged this from out-withthe-old
  20. out-withthe-old reblogged this from grander-maybes
  21. grander-maybes reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  22. thepoliticalfreakshow reblogged this from mollyfamous
  23. mollyfamous reblogged this from thegoodnewsiz
  24. thegoodnewsiz reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  25. auroraboringalex reblogged this from nothingman
  26. theherpsterqueen reblogged this from styro