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An Unlikely Friendship Made a Neo-Nazi Remove His Racist Tattoos

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We all know someone who got a tattoo that they later regretted. From an ex-partner’s name to a drunken tattoo that just doesn’t make any healthy sense—there are some really bad tattoos out there!

Michael Kent of Colorado also had regrets regarding some of the tattoos that he had gotten, but getting rid of them also involved ridding himself of some deep-seated racial opinions that he had been vocalizing for most of his life.

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From Neo-Nazi To Racial Harmony

Kent used to be a neo-Nazi with prevalent white supremacist thinking. He hung Nazi flags in his living room and had multiple swastika tattoos done while in prison.

“I wouldn’t work for anybody or with anybody that wasn’t white,” shared Kent of his past thinking.

Now, he works with multiple Hispanic co-workers on a chicken farm in Colorado and even attends the company parties. So, what made this man completely change his strong racist sentiments?

An African-American Woman Convinced Him To Change

Kent credits the change of his mental outlook and racist opinions to his parole officer, an African-American woman named Tiffany Whittier. He says that she helped him to see more than just skin color and helped to change his white supremacist views.

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“If it wasn’t for her I would have seeped back into it,” said Kent. “I look at her as family.” Now, instead of Nazi flags, he has smiley faces hanging in his living room.

Officer Whittier took a special approach from the get go, which has helped Kent make that change. “I’m not here to judge him. That’s not my job to judge. My job is to be that positive person in someone’s life,” she informed.

Swastika Tattoos Be Gone!

Kent reached out to Redemption Ink, a national non-profit organization that offers free removal of hate-related tattoos like Kent’s swastikas. They connected him with the Fallen Heroes Tattoo shop in Colorado and Kent began a painful, 15-hour process to conceal his swastikas.

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“I don’t want my kids to live the life I lived and live with hate,” said 38-year-old Kent. “I want my kids to know me for who I am now—a good father, a hard worker, and a good provider.”

Kent used to be part of an aggressive skinhead group in Arizona, but he’s completely turned around his life and changed his world views. He says he owes it all to Whittier and her kindness.

Remember that everyone is capable of change, even the most hateful!

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