Gang Tattoos Around The World (Views: 20567)

#8 The Notorious Dot Symbols (Image 3 of 10)

One of the most common U.S. prison tattoos include the 3 dots on the upper cheek. The triangle of dots stand for Mi vida loca or “My crazy life”, and associates with the MS-13 gang, but also is representative of the Los Vatos Locos, "The Crazy Dudes or Guys" gang originating from 1940s Los Angeles. Sometimes individual dots reveal how many people one has killed or has lost in life. In Europe, the three dot symbol means, "death to police", and can be found on the hand between the thumb and index finger. For British gangsters, dots are located between the knuckle and first joint of each finger.