Tattoos are used to express a lot of different things. Sometimes people get tattoos to remember a person who passed away, other times it is to mark a special anniversary or a birth date. We have seen tattoos that people probably regret too. These tattoos, they tell a different type of story. According to Crime Library, these are prison tattoos and what they mean is something I never knew before.
1. The 1488 is for a white supremacist group. The 14 is from the quote, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children” with 14 words. The 88 is for the 8th letter of the alphabet H, which means Hail Hitler.
2. The spiderweb is for people who have served a lengthy prison sentence.
3. The Norteno tattoos represent the Nuestra Familia Gang.
4. The M symbolizes the Mexican Mafia.
5. Playing cards generally symbolizes an inmate who likes to gamble in all areas of their life.
6. In Russian prisons, the tattoo on the chest symbolizes “Prince of Thieves”.
7. ACAB is an acronym very commonly found inked on the bodies of British prisoners. It stands for All Cops Are Bastards.
8. The EWMN stands for “Evil, Wicked, Mean, Nasty.”
9. NLR – Stands for another white power gang, the Nazi Low Riders.
10. This woodpecker is also used as a white pride tattoo. It symbolizes the word that was used in the south from black people to white people in a derogatory matter. But in prisons it is used for pride.
11. The number 14 on this man’s right temple represents the “14 Words” of the white nationalist David Lane, which encompass the supremacist philosophy. The number 88 stands for “Hail Hitler,” H being the eighth letter of the alphabet.
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