Skatepark graffiti adds a splash of color to many otherwise dreary looking cement park structures. Some communities accept the graffiti at these skateparks as urban art and an important part of the aggressive inline and skateboard skate culture, but some areas try to ban this art form and remove or cover paintings as fast as they are sprayed onto exposed walls and ramps. The graffiti art that gets a bad rap sometimes depicts controversial subject matter including:
- Obscene language
- Malicious content
- Racist images
- Violence or gang subjects
The themes that usually survive community reviews include skating scenes, historical and current social commentaries, humor, whimsical cartoons, profound thoughts, caricatures of heroes and anti-heroes and unique graphic designs. The teens and young adults around the world who skate at skateparks and express themselves with this urban art form use a similar spray painted art style to spray their thoughts and feelings on these big concrete canvases.