The M/s Flag

The Master/slave Flag was unveiled during the Master/slave Conference 2005


A proposed flag meant to represent the Master/slave lifestyle was unveiled at the Master/slave Conference 2005 in Washington, D.C., on July 29.

The flag was designed by Master Tallen then of Washington, D.C. with the assistance of his then slave, andrew, also of D.C. girl nancy of Lifestyle Sewing produced the first flag, which was displayed on the conference's stage throughout the weekend.

Attendees at the conference were offered bumper stickers of the flag. The accompanying label reads:

This symbol is offered as a representation of the Dominant / submissive or Master / slave Lifestyle. This simplistic design was created by combining established ideogrammic symbols. The vertical stripe is a universal symbol meaning power or dominance. The set of three horizontal stripes is a universal symbol meaning passive or submissive. The flag is a basic black with a white border. The Dom/sub symbols are in red and in the center. The intent was to create a symbol that represents the foundation of the Master/slave dynamic which is Dominance and submissiveness.

The Master/slave Community has its roots in the Leather Community, and it can be said that many in the M/s community are content identifying with only the Leather Flag. There is no intent to denounce our roots, and the Leather Flag will continue to fly proudly in the hearts of those in the Master/slave community. However, the time has come for this community to have its own universal symbol of pride and unity. With the community's acceptance, it is hoped that this proposed design will be adopted as that symbol.

Since its creation in 2005, the Master/slave Flag has been embraced nationwide and representations of the flag on pins and stickers can be seen at major events. Many Masters and slaves have included it in their websites and profiles. And the flag has been incorporated as parts of titleholders' patches, family's crests, and event symbols.

Copyright of the Master/slave Flag belongs to Master Tallen but he grants permission for the flag to be reproduced and disseminated by both community leaders and individuals. Electronic copy of the flag can be obtained by just saving the banner above.