because OP is a shounen and some childrens see/read OP oda was 'forced' to change tha tatoos because the swastika (Damn nazis), pricipally because the anime!!!!
if you see the arabasta episode where ace appears he have the second type of tattoo in his back, if i'm not mistaken
I've seen that symbol on Ichigos sword as well. Damn shame that the swastika symbol has been tied to being a nazi. Thing was used for 3000 years as a symbol of good and prosperity.
wait where did you hear oda was forced to change it? ......
Lol, no im not hindu, I know about the true meaning of the swastica because 'blade of the immortal'... And oda wasnt really forced to change the jolly roger, but because in the anime they censored the swastika, oda changed the jolly roger of the following chapters where ace appeared, so that is why i said he was kind of 'forced' to change it, for in the future the manga stays equal to the anime and vice-versa (sp?)