Yes! The meaning of a teardrop is very personal and may or may not mean the same thing to everyone: This is what makes it a dangerous design choice. Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on June 22, 2014: Thank you restedmemory. Lexipol. You know how much I hate tats:) lol lol. But just for personal reasons, i see no reason not to get one. Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on February 27, 2012: Yeah lol - or maybe I'll put in in question form on the graffiti wall downtown? In February, two Southwest Honkies members, Aaron Williams and Austin Pierce, were charged with a hate crime after allegedly threatening to kill an African-American woman and her children while trying to break into her house. On January 26, 2015, a member of the Southwest Honkies gang, Joshua Lee Hagood, shot a Springfield police officer in the head while police were investigating a suspicious van. Gold does not tarnish or discolor, so if a piece of jewelry is discolored it is not gold. Zero tats! Answer: It probably has some religious significance to the wearer. I have been seeing this number DAILY since the day I separated from my now ex husband a little over a tear now. The number 1488 (or the numbers 14 or 88) is often displayed on white supremacists. Skulls generally designate murders. Very interesting hub, had no idea that tattoos could carry these meanings. Went to a couple of Execution parties and generally tried to avoid that part of town. This is why most prison tattoos look rougher than professional ones and represent an additional level of danger and risk. These guys are deranged and dangerous. The hunger is too much to endure. We have many numerous tattoos and identifying makrs. This is CONFIRMATION…. We sure don't want to get the wrong tattoos. Since you weren't from Texas and you were a short termer, that may have been why they never bothered with you, Bob. The angels say this is your moment. Also for those that are not aware Latin Kings can also be any type of race. Puerto Rican.

Gold is used as a material in metalwork. The gang identifies itself through the colors blue and gray (which are also the colors of the L.A. Dodgers and Duke University). Are you saying that people should not be forewarned about getting certain tattoos? Their ranks are increasing, however, and all-girl gangs are beginning to show up in the prison population. Start to look forward to a brighter future. Unfortunately, recent events have justified that concern. Here now is your cheat sheet for deciphering some of the most common tattoos in the correctional system. I thought the H.A. The guardian angels are talking to you. Your neighbor on the train is reading page 417 of a book. So think about what I have said (been on here 4 years and 400 hubs) and get to work yourself, meanwhile apologising to Austinstar who was most dignified and restrained in her reply to your snide comment. I have seen many of these tattoos but never knew the significance, exactly.

Great research on a rather esoteric subject. marion langley from The Study on July 12, 2013: Very interesting. However, they do love to get inked —a lot. I don't agree with any of that lifestyle but I grew up engulfed in it and I know all about the hood and jailhouse tats.... and by the way L.A. is not 13-. Almost all of your definitions are wrong or just random facts from how ever many different sources you read or should I say barely scanned over before you wrote that hub.

In 2013, Honkies member Martin Potts wounded another officer during a shootout before officers fatally shot Potts. When adorned across a person's knuckles, the letters "EWMN" stand for the words, "Evil, Wicked, Mean, Nasty." Here are 15 tattoos and their secret meanings. According to Terezi Pyrope, it is the number of the "BL1ND PROPH3TS." Black people organized into many organizations including the Symbionese Liberation Army, the Black Liberation Army, the Weather Underground, United Blood Nation, Black Family, Black Vanguard, Black Mafia, and others.

One gang tattoo that has yet to be mentioned is 666, one of the two support numbers used by the Hells Angels motorcycle club along with the number 81, particularly is those tattoos are in red ink. Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on October 25, 2013: Well, mischief, first of all, I'm not a 'sir', I am a female. Five point star tattoo meanings.

...Well, actually, since it was originally derived from the British penal system, it actually stands for "All Coppers Are Bastards," which just sounds like they don't like dealing with pennies. (Photo Calgary Police Service Organized Crime Section), Next: 12 Russian prison tattoos and their meanings. Nails. Thanks for the info. Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on September 11, 2013: Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on September 11, 2013: Very interesting. All rights reserved. I didn't know about those. It has become the most comprehensive and trusted online destination for correctional professionals nationwide.

I would love to hear them, and I'm sure others would too. 13 stands for "M" plain and simple. You are correct that Native cultures all over the world have been tattooing for centuries. Your existence is the will of a higher being. Me? All of the ones I visited seemed to be pretty quiet. Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on February 21, 2012: Way cool hub! Le eme is pronounced eh-meh. Here is a short list of the possible reasons why these pieces do not have markings but are still of good and high quality gold: Markings on gold pieces are not a guaranty that they are really made with that gold content. Native American Gangs have formed all over the country in response to the other gangs crowding in on them. Stay away. Asian Gangs have existed for many years, some transplanted from an originating country.

While barbed wire tattoos mean something very specific to most people ("The owner of this tat was a drunk frat boy in 2002"), while inside jail they mean something else entirely. Your family is finally coming together. Instant ramen has become more valuable than the traditional staples of prison economy.

Enter “” and click OK. (Federal Bureau of Prisons, March 2008), Tattooing in Asian cultures is seen as a defilement of the body -- however, someone who tattoos himself is not necessarily a gang member. When worn on the arm, each barb on the wire represents a year on that prisoner's sentence. Copyright © 2020 Corrections1. I spent many of my early years as a tattoo artist and I respect your intentions for creating that tattoo hub you wrote. An empty teardrop might signify an attempted murder. Tax ID/EIN: 13-1818723 Gangs like the Joplin and Southwest Honkies are growing in Missouri. They know what they are getting and they are going to get it no matter what the "price" is. I mean the tatts are usually out there for everyone to see. Loves to write about a wide range of subjects. Tattoos are often a crucial way for prison gangs to mark membership. I think they will take your advice along with mine to make a decision on what kind of tattoo to get or not get. I don't think I'd ever have any of the gang tattoos done "accidentally" so feel quite safe about that lol! Finally, when you come across a prisoner in Asia or Russia who bears a rose with thorns design, that means that the wearer spent his 18th birthday while in prison. This was just the confirmation I needed. Aryan Brotherhood. Rangers, Seals, Marine Recons and Air Forces all have recognizable specialty tatts. How is life in the DR? Very interesting. 1944 Liberty Dime – Higher Value with Full Bands, Where to Find Gold in Georgia: Three Places to Prospect for Gold, For a 10 karat piece you will see either 10K or 417, which means the piece has 41.7% gold, For a 14 karat piece you will see either 14K or 585, which means the piece has 58.5% gold, For an 18 karat piece you will see either 18K or 750, which means the piece has 75% gold, For a 22 karat piece you will see either 22K or 917, which means the piece has 91.7% gold, For a 24 karat piece you will see either 24K or 999, which means the piece has 99.9% gold. There might also be a chance that they're just a huge No Doubt fan. Your heart is very beautiful. Live it and push the boundaries. Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on May 26, 2015: Lee, I'm not an expert by any means, so keep researching! 3) Slang for … The only way out is by your own death. and i do give back to the community. Our last list of prison tattoos only scratched the surface of what inmates can ink onto their skin. The teardrop has been made popular by rappers and other celebrities, but it means something dead serious in prison. You have the ability to change people’s lives. 605 Third Avenue Everyone who gets tattooed has their own reasons for doing so. Your wisdom is needed by the people around you. Recently, the stick 'n' poke method of do-it-yourself tattooing has become a fad, but this style of self-decoration has been happening in prisons all over the world for over a hundred years. The "88" refers to the "88 Precepts," a manifesto written by fellow white supremacist David Lane while he was serving a life sentence.

Btw I have never seen a native american with teardrops on his eyes, spiderweb on his elbow, three dots, or a swastika!! Accompanying that growth is increased crime, typically traditional crimes like home invasions or drug-related crime (gangs are often involved with the methamphetamine trade). (Photo Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Vol. This is just crazy, it's getting to be so a person can't have a genuine fondness for the number 13 or have their initials "A.B." Usually you will find 750, 585 and 417 gold markings, which only mean that each piece is 75%, 58.5% and 41.7% gold and the rest of it is alloy. 15 Life Hacks That Might Get You Into Trouble, This Is What It's Like To Live On Death Row, This Man Taught Himself Photography In Prison And Now He's Free To Follow His Passion, The Story Of How Ramen Became The Most Valuable Currency In Prison Is As Fascinating As It Is Bizarre, These Prisoners Broke Out Of Their Cell To Do Something Incredible, These People Tried And Failed Spectacularly To Commit Crimes, These Deadly Homemade Prison Weapons Will Give You Chills, Prisoners Draw Portraits of People Who REALLY Belong in Jail, Things That Happen In Prison That You Wouldn't Believe.

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