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What are DeviantArt's policies regarding avatars?

This section applies only to avatars which you personally use for your account.

Personal avatars may not contain any explicit nudity, racist material, hate speech or anything which would require a Mature Content Tag. Profanity and strong language is not generally regulated anywhere else within the DeviantArt community, and does not need to be reported.

If you have elected to use a copyrighted work (in whole or in part) created by another creative person, then you should obtain their permission, otherwise the avatar will be removed should we receive a take down from the copyright owner.

Avatars which contain nudity or otherwise violate policy should be reported to the Help Desk.

If your artwork is being used as an avatar without permission, please file a take down notice.

See also:
FAQ #303: I'm offended by something I saw on the website!

FAQ #214

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