Southern Cross Tattoos have been proliferating in Australia ever since, TBL’s tattooist sources claim to be churning out about fifteen Aussies Swazies a week, a startling pace which shows no sign of slowing.
Subsequently, the Southern Cross Tattoo, or the “Aussie Swazie”, as it’s known in some circles, has become for the Bogan a symbol of ‘Aussie Pride’, a secret Bogan codeword for immense racial intolerance.
The Southern Cross Tattoo comes in a number of forms, from the popular and simple five star design, to those incorporating the outline of the Australian continent or a boxing kangaroo, and is sometimes adorned with such ‘patriotic’ slogans as ‘fuck off, we’re full’, ‘we grew here, you flew here’, and ‘if you don’t love it, leave’.
These slogans first came to the attention of the wider public during the 2005 Cronulla riots, started when local Bogans became incensed that groups of Lebanese people were behaving like Bogans on ‘their’ beach.
The Aussie Bogans attempted to send the Lebanese packing, but failed to make Cronulla 1/100th as scary for Lebanese people as Beirut.
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It’s hard to identify a non-bogan amongst the crowd, most if not all would fall into the traditional bogan category, with the exceptions being the new breed of misguided fashion / body conscious bogans like Clarke.
Good on him its stupid i dont have that tatto but how does having that tattoo mean your racist and youse are the bogans for creating this website its so stupid the tatto is a symbol of who you are if they like it let em have it dont complain I don’t think using the non-word “youse” is going to do you much good on this site.
It quickly ignores this astronomical anomaly, briefly glances at its tattoo and continues to scan the landscape for any stray Lebanese.
He’s taken up the mantle of Australian Cricket Team Resident Bogan (yes, proper noun for proper title).
A beautiful and evocative design derived from the celestial formation of the same name, the Southern Cross appears on the Australian flag, and also the flags of New Zealand, Brazil, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.