Gang Tattoos Around The World (Views: 20503)

#9 La Mara Salvatrucha: AKA MS-13 (Image 2 of 10)

If you see someone with a tat that reads: MS13, MS or just 13, you're likely facing a member of the La Mara Salvatrucha gang. Some of the members originated in Los Angeles as El Salvadoran immigrants who had associations to guerrilla fighters in the El Salvadoran civil war. Now their chapter is 60,000+ strong and spans the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America. The U.S. Treasury has even listed them as a Transnational Criminal Organization, which translates into being a mafia!