Neo-Nazi tattooed swastika on his testicle – and got his brother to do the work

A neo-Nazi had a swastika tattooed on his testicles, a court was told.

The 29-year-old, from Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria, claimed he got drunk and asked his brother to ink the banned symbol onto his scrotum.

Klagenfurt District Court in Austria heard how he regularly downed Hitler-branded wine and posted Third Reich propaganda online.

After his arrest, police also discovered photos of the man posing in front of Nazi memorabilia at the Bunkermuseum Wurzenpass and an illegal firearm.

The court was told how, on the night of the bizarre incident, he necked nearly two bottles of whiskey before letting his brother loose on his testicles.

He reportedly shared an image of the work online and showed army colleagues when he was hammered.

The defendant, who could not be named due to local privacy laws in Austria, was previously banged up for two years for ABH after a fight at a festival in his hometown.

During his trial, the man claimed he was "sorry" and "embarrassed" by his past conduct.

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"I just got in with bad company," he told the court.

"For us, anything that wasn't allowed was something we gravitated towards, but we all underestimated enormously how much a mistake this was."

He added that he realised what "nonsense" Nazi glorification was after the police investigation into his tattooed testicle was launched.

"Other than that, I can't give any reasonable explanation for why I did it," he said.

He was sentenced to 19 months in prison for the glorification of Nazism and illegal firearm possession.

The man also claimed he had stopped associating with the far-right eight years ago and stopped drinking heavily since his stint behind bars.

He also said the tattoo was no longer visible.

His lawyer, Franz Zimmermann, has said he will appeal the sentence.

Austria's National Socialism Prohibition Act of 1947 mandates prison sentences for those who try to revive or glorify organisations resembling the Nazi party.

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