Safe For Work Sasuke meme depicting sasuke from the naruto anime wielding multiple weapons.

Safe For Work Sasuke

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Safe For Work Sasuke, alternatively written as SFW Sasuke, refers to a viral iMessage screenshot in which one person sends a large image of Sasuke Uchiha from the anime series Naruto to the other in order to push NSFW content from the screen so their parents or someone else doesn't see it. The post went viral on Tumblr in 2016, inspiring a number of memes referencing it over the following years.


On January 30th, 2016, Tumblr[1] user crossroadsbishounen posted a screenshot of an iMessage conversation with a friend in which he's just sent a large image of Sasuke Uchiha, followed by the text, "I'm with my parents." The friend responds, "Sorry. Is that safe for work Sasuke," to which the poster replies, "yes he's the biggest picture I have" (shown below). The post went viral, gaining over 288,000 notes in five years.

i have this picture of sasuke on my phone that chase and i call “safe for work sasuke” and it’s because it’s the tallest picture in my camera roll so whenever he sends me any nsfw stuff when i’m in public i just send sfw sasuke and he takes up the whole screen


The post inspired a number of memes referencing it on Tumblr[2] in the following years, including posts showing other users sending the image to hide NSFW content (example shown below).

00000 Verizon LTE 11:59 AM O 40% Scott i) bdgnbdgndgndfnn Gf For For Sending a lot of texts so the nude doesn't show I'm on my iPad right now so it's huge iMessage O

On December 3rd, 2018, Tumblr[3] user jamtav posted, "WAIT HOLD ON I KNOW HOW TO SAVE TUMBLR" and an image of Safe For Work Sasuke in reference to Tumblr banning pornography on the site, garnering over 46,000 notes in three years (shown below).


On September 18th, 2019, Tumblr[4] user baku made a post suggesting the use of Pokemon Sirfetch'd as a new version of Safe For Work Sasuke due to his long sword, garnering over 5,000 notes in two years (shown below, left). On the same day, Tumblr[5] user galarian-slowking posted a photoshop of the original iMessage screenshot, replacing Sasuke with Sirfetch'd, garnering over 1,200 notes in the same span of time (shown below, right).

forget safe for work sasuke, now we have safe for work sirfetch'd ( Messages Details I'm with my parents Sorry Is that safe for work Sirfetch'd yes he's the biggest picture I have

On May 5th, 2021, Twitter[6] user @carp_mtn posted, "goodbye, twitter crop. hello, safe for work sasuke," along with an image of Safe For Work Sasuke, referencing an update to Twitter on mobile devices that shows longer images without cropping them (shown below).

aj * hanni bo banani me my mo manni haaanniii @carp_mtn ... goodbye, twitter crop. hello, safe for work sasuke.

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Safe for work Sasuke (unionize desu SAFE FOR lemon * msq finished! ... @lalafellinlace so youve heard of safe for work sasuke. but are you aware of safe for work sidurgu?


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[1] Tumblr – safe for work sasuke original

[2] Tumblr – sasuke saves the day

[3] Tumblr – jamtav

[4] Tumblr – baku

[5] Tumblr – galarian slowking

[6] Twitter – carp_mtn

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