04 March 2012

Handbook Of Gang Tattoos

The letters “A”and “B”on the shield of the knight represent
Aryan Brotherhood. 

Military insignia and epaulette tattoos are often used to signify
criminal accomplishments or some other aspect of a prisoner's
history. The epaulette design can mean that a prisoner was a
high-ranking criminal or had some special status as a criminal
before his/her incarceration. 

Skulls generally designate murderers. 

The “Bloody Orcs” were a one-time puppet club of the Hells Angels. Subjects bearing this
tattoo may have criminality and may still be involved with the Hells Angels.

This symbol represents the Aztec War God and signifies honour and respect earned
by a warrior. When worn by a Sureño, this symbol means that he is a warrior or
foot soldier for EME (the Mexican Mafia). Sureños wear the War God symbol as a
badge of honour and to pay homage to EME.

From the Canada Border Services Agency Tattoo Handbook:
Tattoos are useful indicators to identify individuals who are members of a gang or a criminal organization. It is important to note that an image may have several different, occasionally innocuous, meanings, depending on the interpretation of the individual or gangs using it.
The Organized Crime Section (OCS) is providing the following tattoos and their definitions as a tool to assist officers in detecting gang members or members of a criminal organization. It is important that Border Services Officers contact their Regional Intelligence Officers to assist in determining a subject’s admissibility to Canada.
Via Gawker

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