In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 photo, former skinhead Bryon Widner smiles while talking with a group of guests invited for dinner at filmmaker Bill Brummel's home in Pasadena, Calif., after the screening of a documentary film featuring Widner and his family. For 16 years, Widner was a glowering, strutting, menacing vessel of hate - an "enforcer" for some of America's most notorious skinhead groups. Hellbent on destruction, he had symbols of racist violence tattooed on his face. Though his beliefs had changed, leaving the old life would not be easy when it was all he had known - and when his face remained a billboard of hate. Widner and his family are rebuilding their lives in an undisclosed location. He suffers migraines and other pains as a result of the extensive and painful surgeries to remove racist tattoos. But, he says, "it's a small price to pay for being human again." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)