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The largest gangs on the South Pacific island are the Mongrel Mob, Black Power and the Nomads. Significant Māori membership tattoos are traditionally "tribal" but also contain words and symbols unique to their gang affiliation. Gangs are similar in structure to the U.S. Hell’s Angels: a president, vice-president, etc. Also women are excluded, and these guys do appear like a motorcycle motley crew!

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!

Crown tats are a favorite by many ordinary folk, but the "five royal point" crown is for the Latin Kings gang, originally started in Chicago. Today they're one of the largest hispanic gangs in and outside of U.S. prisons. The "five points" represent their affiliate to the People Nation gang, while other details of the crown, such as the colors of the jewels in the points carry other levels of hidden meanings.

Black cobweb tattoos have to do with prison life and the gang members who are "trapped" there. Cobwebs inked on the elbow or the neck represent someone who's spent a lot of hard time behind bars. It's kind of like the person hasn't moved in so long, that a spider has built a web on them.. creepy, but a big web could gain a gang member respect once they're out of prison.

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