A haircut associated with goths and punks, shaved on the sides and long on top. Thus the wearing of the mowhawk is optional, unlike a short traditional hawk, as the long part can come down to cover the shaved areas. The term "safety" is used for two reasons-- you don't risk poking anyone in the eye in the pit, and you have the option to look more mainstream at your job/funerals/family events, etc.
Boris Rager decided to go to law school so he grew out his warhawk into a safety hawk.
von death doctor 24. September 2012