In cartoons, Goths are normally depicted with pure white skin, reflecting the movement's typical avoidance of tanning. My work is no exception. But to be honest, it's really rather lazy to depict Goths (even stereotypes) as just being an unnatural white, seeing as no-one with this skin colour actually exists (without heavy make-up anyway), and since the subculture exists worldwide among many different communities with a huge variety of skin tones. So, here's a collection of some of my Goth types with skin tones taken from photos of real human beings.
I'm so happy you put this up,because I heard the most stereotypical thing for goths,"you can't be goth your not wearing black makeup or have pale white skin..." I seriously wanted to punch this person who said it
Oh My God this makes me happy. As a babybat I used to try everything to make my skin look as light as the stereotypical chalk-white goths (being naturally olive skinned did not help). I wish goths in media were portrayed more like this...
Love this! When I was a kid (a babybat, if you will) I wanted my already light skin to be even lighter, only to realise years later that it was very ridiculous. People with all skin colours can and do rock the style. Cheers!