Tattoos of members of Golden Dawn

Here are some tattoos of members of Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi), the Greek nationalist party.

Tattoo of a Golden Dawn member

This woman above, a member of Golden Dawn, has it written on her wrist «πας μη Έλλην βάρβαρος», which is Greek for “Every non-Greek is a barbarian”.

Tattoo of a Golden Dawn member

Two ancient Greek symbols: the gammadion and the helmet.

Tattoo of a Golden Dawn member

A member of Golden Dawn shows his tattoo on his right arm – an ancient Greek warrior

Tattoo of a Golden Dawn member

This other member also shows his tattoo. The words are ancient Greek for “Aμές δέ γ’εσσόμεθα πολλώ κάρρονες”, which means in ancient Greek “We shall become much better than you”. It is a verse from a popular song Spartan youths used to sing while dancing. In that song, old men say: “We were brave young men, once …”. Then mature men answer: “But we are brave now, try us if you want!”. And the young: “We, however, shall become much better than you!”. It’s also the motto of the Hellenic Air Force. Many members of Golden Dawn are in the Army.

Tattoo of a Golden Dawn member

Areti, a prominent female member of Golden Dawn, has a Spartan tattoo on her back: “Η ταν ή επί τας“, which is ancient Greek for “Either [with] it [your shield], or on it”, meaning “either you will win the battle, or you will die and then be carried back home on your shield”. This is what Spartan mothers told their sons before they marched to war to remind them of their duty towards Sparta and Greece. A hoplite couldn’t leave the battlefield unless he tossed away the heavy and cumbersome shield – so losing one’s shield meant desertion.

 

 

Tattoos of members of Golden Dawn