Taking a Look at the Juggalo Subculture

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They are a nonviolent group that started in the mid-1990s with the ascent of popularity of the band Insane Clown Posse. They are an interesting and diverse subculture with many unique traits and means of expressing themselves.
A Juggalo is someone who is a die-hard fan of the Insane Clown Posse or any group from the Psychopathic Records label. It’s a spinoff of the punk subculture, making it an even more exclusive and tightly knit group. The term Juggalo started in 1994 at an Insane Clown Posse concert and has ballooned as an identifier and widely recognized name. Many Juggalos have tattoos identifying themselves with their “Juggalo names.” The names are personal identifiers that range from sugar bear to demon clown, showing the diversity of people represented in the Juggalo lifestyle.
This group split off of the punk subculture as a more extremist faction. They are the hardcore side of punk, often representing the drug culture and the violent punk Juggalo sub faction. They are objecting to the “preppy” side of America. They view themselves as outside of the mainstream because of their face paint and attitude that goes against the “mainstream culture”
The group members often get tattoos with their “Juggalo names” and other Juggalo tattoos. They also wear face paint to look like scary clowns, usually black and white to emulate the Insane Clown posse’s style. Their…

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