criminal Tattoos and Meanings

Tattoos are the designs which people used to make for enhance their body’s beauty.there are so many tattoos amd designs for every kinds of categories.but there are so many reasons behind tattoos that criminal and gangsters are mostly used tattoos  on body with a pattern and design.these are  indicators to identify the person that to know about the gang or a criminal . There are several tattoo image and design of the individual or gangs using it.

criminal tattoos

There are so many gang and criminal tattoos . IN  which one is the most famous Gang  is Russian .

so there are so many tattoos for the prison of russian gang.

Russian Prison Tattoos


•  Cat
•   Star
•  Manacles
•  Epaulette
•  Birds on horizon
•  Barbed wire
•  Symbol of the Cross
•  Crowns and rings
•  Scarab beetle

One of the most famous Gang that can b known by tattoos  :White Supremacist Gang 

Their Tattoos are
•    General White supremacist symbols
•    KKK
•    Neo-Nazism
•   White supremacist paraphernalia
•   Aryan Brotherhood
•   Family Affiliated Irish Mafia
•   Sacramaniac
•   Numerical tattoos

Street/Prison Gang Tattoos


•   Black Guerilla Family
•   Red Blood Dragon
•   Gangster Disciples
•   Santana
•   Mexican Mafia
•   Mexikanemi
•   Texas Syndicate
•   Almighty Latin King Nations
•   18th Street Gang
•   Sureños
•   Norteños
•   Texas Chicano Brotherhood
•   Mara Salvatrucha 13
•   Border Brothers
•   Hells Angels
•  Bloods
•  Crips
•  Indian Warrior
•  Laotian Boyz(LB)
•  Asian gang tattoos

Common Symbols


•   Tiger
•    Spider web
•   Three dots
•   Five dots
•   Angel of Death
•   Clown faces / masks
•   Vida Loca
•   Additional information

These are some Most Using Common Style Tattoos for the Gangsters and Criminals

This is a list of many common types of tattoos, but is not all-inclusive:
Clock faces without hands………..………….……………..……………………………….…Doing time
Tombstones with numbers…………………………………..…The years a person was inside prison
Tombstones with numbers and “RIP”.…………………………………Mourning the death of a friend
Spider webs on elbows or shoulders.…………………….……………………………………..Doing time
Eight ball….………………..……………………………..…………………Behind the eight ball or bad luck
One laughing face, one crying face……..….…”Play now, pay later”or “My happy life, my sad life”
“SWP”………………………………………………….…………….…………………..…”Supreme White Power”
“Peckerwood”/ woodpecker……………………………..…..……………………….White pride (for males)
“Featherwood”…………………….………………….………………………………..White pride (for females)
Viking themes………………….…………………………..…..…………………..Common Caucasian tattoos
Granite block walls…….………….……………………….………..……………Time in Old Folsom Prison
“100 % pure”……………………………….…………….…………………………..Pure white or Anglo-Saxon
Cell window with sun or bird showing…………………….……..……………………….Waiting to get out
Face of female crying……………………….……………………..Has someone on the outside waiting
“SUR”……………………………………….……………………………………………..…Southerner (California)
Norteño……………………………………………………….………………………………Northerner (California)
Prison block wall with bricks falling outward…..………………………………..Inside wanting to get out

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