After reading Sexy desktop wallpapers in the office I was wondering what makes images safe for work.
At my previous job, I used this image as a desktop background for a while:
I didn't get any comments on it, although I did sometimes wonder myself how appropriate it was, with the Communist revolution reference, the skull and the general Gothic-lite appearance. I wasn't asked to stop using it, and after a few months, I switched to another image as part of the brand redesign of our company.
What makes an image safe for work (aside from the obvious "no nudity or gore")? and is a SFW image also a suitable desktop background?