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Gang tattoos II

Written by Rocky Geneva on . Posted in blog

Aryan Brotherhood

The Aryan Brotherhood is believed to have been formed by a group of Irish bikers in 1964 at San Quentin State Prison, but it may have been derived from or inspired by the Bluebird Gang. They decided to strike against the blacks who were forming their own militant group called the Black Guerrilla Family. Some have knit caps pulled low over their eyes; many sport peculiar, walrus-like mustaches more befitting American Civil War soldiers and Wild West outlaws. Nicknamed “The Rock” or “The Brand”, sometimes “Alice” or “Alice Baker”, carnage spreads in the Aryan Brotherhood’s wake. Dozens of murders, professional hits, drug dealing and prostitution rings (both male and female) – all controlled from inside maximum security, lock-down prisons using intricate codes, wives and girlfriends, and “blood in, blood out” loyalty.

Like most prison gangs, Aryan Brotherhood members mark themselves with distinctive tattoos.  Designs commonly include the words “Aryan Brotherhood”, “AB”, SS, 666, sig runes, shamrocks, and other Nazi symbolism and Celtic iconography. “The Brand” as it is also known does not allow others to wear their symbols. Sporting one without permission leads to death punishment. But not before, alive or dead, they slice it off you with a razor.

Large tattoos or several multiple tattoos may symbolize a gang members’ level of devotion to their gang.

Here are some of the most common designs:

Aryan Brotherhood / AB / The Brand

Tattoo used by member of the Aryan Brotherhood for identification. The Aryan Brotherhood is the Alpha and Omega of prison gangs.



The 8th letter of the alphabet being H. So 88 would be HH, for Heil Hitler.



  Blackend in Nazi SS Bolts

In recent years, this tattoo has come to mean that you have killed a minority. It is a Nazi symbol signifying the Schutzstaffel (SS), whose members ranged from the Gestapo to soldiers of the Waffen SS.


  Warrior Rune

Shows one’s commitment to the overthrow of the United States government through an armed struggle.


  Odin Rune

Shows one’s faith in the pagan religion know as Odinism. Odin is the Norse high God, AKA All Father. While very popular with racists, mostly skinheads, Odinism is not a racist religion. 


  Elbow Web

The traditional symbol used by all racists to indicate time served in jail. This symbol has been in the past mistaken to mean that one has killed a black person.



Aryan Brotherhood groups from different states often accompany the symbols mentioned above with the name of the state.


Butterfly tattoos

Written by Rocky Geneva on . Posted in blog

Tribal butterfly tattoos designs  One of the most popular tattoo designs, is the butterfly tattoo. Butterfly tattoos are graceful and charming and carry special importance for many women. Butterflies are associated with beauty, the beauty that bursts forth from the cocoon after the snows and ice of winter. Naturally then, the butterfly tattoo would be a favorite of women, suggesting femininity and grace.

The butterfly is a versatile tattoo because it can fit so nicely on any part of the body. Because a butterfly’s wings are known for their delicate suppleness, the design is well accommodated to the beautiful, natural curves of the human body.

As there are thousands of known varieties of actual butterflies, you will have endless options to choose from. You can either have a look for a picture of an actual butterfly and have it tattooed on your body or go for some abstract design. Sometimes, they are also combined with other designs like flowers and leaves to make them look more graceful.

The foremost butterfly tattoo symbolism is beauty and grace, but this tattoo design bears a lot of different meanings coming from many cultures.

  • In ancient Japanese culture, the butterfly was a symbol adopted by the Japanese warlords, as a  form of family ornament. The samurai warrior armor worn  the butterfly as emblem.
  • European mythology says that butterflies symbolize the human soul, so people were afraid of them and treat them with utmost respect.
  • In ancient Mexican culture, the butterfly was a symbol worn by warrior priests of the Mexican Popolucas people as a motif on their breastplates. Their Butterfly was also the symbol of fire.
  • Greek culture states the belief that the appearance of a butterfly rising from his cocoon is the sign that a new human soul is born.
  • In Irish culture, butterflies are known to be the souls of the dead who are awaiting their journey through purgatory.
  • In German culture, butterflies are young children, and symbolize the birth of a child for parents who had children before.
  • American culture has belief that a butterfly is a messenger of the people’s messages towards the gods, in heaven, the desires thus being granted.
  • The Celts believe that butterflies are a sign of rebirth. If a woman eats a butterfly, it will fertilize and will bring her a healthy baby. This conviction led to the immense popularity of Celtic butterfly tattoos.



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