Before getting a tattoo, you should definitely think about the meaning that it carries. We have collected a few examples that should definitely be avoided.
Tear under the eye
This tattoo under the right eye means that its owner has committed murder – or at least attempted it. Under the left eye, it is sometimes stuffed by the relatives of those who have been in prison for a long term or who died in tragic circumstances. Nowadays, a similar pattern is worn by some rappers or representatives of creative circles – you should think about whether you prefer something more innocent to this picture?
If someone is so nice to the face of the Enlightened One, it is better to wear it in your heart – and follow the commandments of Buddhist teachings. None of those who have taken the trouble to seriously study this religion will not tattoo a body in the form of a Buddha. Because for Buddhists, the image of the Teacher is unacceptable – after all, attachments cannot be created.
Such blasphemy can end in a long trial with especially zealous devotees of the faith, or even with the police, if we are talking about historically Buddhist countries. Anyone need a similar addition to their vacation? If you really want to emphasize your sympathy for the doctrine of suffering and samsara, it is better to choose a more innocuous symbol – there are a great many of them in Buddhism.
The tattoos of the powerful and ferocious Japanese mafia clan can only be worn by those who belong to it. Everyone else is better off choosing other designs, even if the colorful fish and dragons seem very attractive – and they are.
For example, you can take any of the old Japanese prints as a model for yourself, or simply stylize the image using the same stylistic techniques: planar drawing, two or three bright colors in a bright contrasting outline of the contour, whimsical lines and an abundance of details. This show of respect in the Land of the Rising Sun will only rejoice – and there will definitely not be any problems with the mafia.
The clover flower is good because it suits people of both sexes, it is unassuming and quite beautiful. It is often chosen for themselves by those who want to make some kind of sign for good luck. But a standard clover has four leaves, and a shamrock can give its owner a fair amount of headache – if not worse.
The fact is that such a shamrock tattoo is a distinctive sign of the Irish criminal gang, which is distinguished by bloodthirstiness and cruelty. If one of its members sees this image on the body of a person who has nothing to do with the world of crime, a conflict will inevitably arise.
Barbed wire image
Sometimes people like to choose this pattern for a bracelet around the forearm or leg – especially in a stylized Celtic or Malaysian version. Be that as it may, it is better to think a hundred times before going to the salon to the master with a similar desire. In many countries, this symbol means staying in the past in places not so distant, and by the number of knots you can find out the number of years spent behind bars.
Former prisoners can perceive an ordinary person without a criminal past with such a tattoo not in the most pleasant way – such a drawing can be considered an insult to the romance and difficulties of the prison. If you really want to emphasize the number of thorns in your own life or character, you can choose a thistle flower, for example, or any other image with a lot of sharp corners.
Predator’s face with a grin
Recently, images of animals have become a real trend: every now and then someone from their acquaintances proudly shows a drawing in the form of a lion, a wolf, a tiger, or at least a cat. The motive for this choice is quite understandable – these animals symbolize courage, strength, courage and independence. Sometimes it is a symbol of the year of birth.
But images of a predator with a mouth in a grin may not be perceived by some people the way you would like. In the criminal world, such a pattern should be worn by a person who is ready to commit any, even the most cruel and merciless, crimes. It is clear that such a reputation must be earned by real deeds, and on a peaceful and law-abiding person, this symbol will be “read” extremely negatively.
Rings on the fingers
Some time ago, tattoos were done on those parts of the body that were hidden under clothing or hair. However, the rappers who became fashionable brought fashion to the drawings on the hands – including on the fingers and wrists. You can rejoice or condemn such a choice of image as much as you like, but it is definitely better to avoid rings. Unless, of course, you do not know exactly what this drawing means.
A man who has served time in prison, who enjoys authority in the criminal environment, fills himself with rings on his hands. The details will show the nature of the criminal activity and the degree of respect for authority by inmates – therefore, for the sake of beauty, such a tattoo should not be acquired. There is no need to create an aura of a former inmate around yourself.
Cross chest tattoo
The cross is one of the most popular symbols all over the world, and Copts, for example, can even print it on their face, sometimes not just one. In Russia, you need to be as careful as possible with the image of a cross, since it was chosen as a distinctive symbol by criminal authorities.
It is very risky to fill the cross on the chest just out of a whim or the desire to appear fashionable – some citizens may perceive such a gesture offensive, and the carrier – an arrogant impostor who scoffs at the accepted traditions of the world of former prisoners. Usually, in such cases, there is a quick and severe punishment.
From this tattoo, prisoners can conclude how many years a person has been in prison – this is reported by each row of the web. The second meaning is drug addiction, which the owner of the picture had to endure on any part of the body. For beauty, it is better to choose some other drawing so that you are not inadvertently mistaken for a person with a very serious and gloomy past – the reaction may turn out to be unpredictable, but definitely bad.
Crown with five points
Such a tattoo is common in America: it is applied to the skin by members of the Latin Kings criminal group. It is by far the most influential of the country’s Spanish-speaking gangs – so you should seriously consider whether you want to appear in the United States with such a pattern on your body. In other countries, there may be no reaction, but the glory of the “Kings” resounds on all continents.
Three points of an equilateral triangle
It would seem – well, what can be so special in such a simple and modest tattoo? All over the world it has the same meaning: the owner has a prison past, and the three words “My crazy life” / Mi Vida Loca are encrypted with dots.
The bearers of this sign may try to recruit criminal authorities to carry out various criminal assignments, and if you have never violated the law, then at least a misunderstanding is definitely guaranteed to you.
Stars on different parts of the body
And for the popularity of this symbol, we also have to thank the rap culture. The star is popular not only among singers of the spoken genre, but also among representatives of the underworld. The shape of the star and the place of the drawing are important. For example, the image on his knees means that this person has never obeyed or obeyed anyone, and the stars on his shoulders in the form of a kind of shoulder straps mean a very high status of the owner.
Rose with a dagger
This image can sometimes be seen in sketches made in the so-called “old” style. The tattoo may seem cute and romantic, but to someone it will inform that the owner was in prison in his youth, even before he came of age. Representatives of the criminal world may mistakenly assume that the bearer of the drawing has a solid criminal experience, which will inevitably lead to trouble and, possibly, danger for such a peaceful person.
And this image is also very popular in the old school style. The symbol is attractive, to be sure, but its meaning can be unexpectedly scary. In a colony, such a tattoo can be done without the desire of a cellmate, if they find out that he has committed a terrible crime, even by their standards. For example, he was convicted under an article that punishes violence against a child. In the zone, this is punished with inhuman cruelty – and the criminal is marked in a special way for the rest of his life.
Military and political topics
Everyone knows how to get into trouble quickly and easily. It is enough to inform about your political predilections. And if you apply a tattoo of such content, then you do not need to verbally communicate anything – everyone will understand very quickly and, perhaps, rush to tell you what exactly and why you are strongly wrong. If you are not ready to suffer for ideological reasons, it is better to avoid such drawings.
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