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Texas Agency Bans Visible Tattoos in Wake of Officer's Off-Duty Murder

September 23, 2014
A San Antonio-area city has banned visible tattoos for municipal employees at work four months after an off-duty officer was killed outside his tattoo parlor.

NFL Player Accused of Murder Claims No Gang Ties

July 4, 2013
Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has told Bristol County (Mass.) Sheriff's gang investigators he has no ties to organized street gangs as he faces murder charges in the death of a friend.

L.A. Sheriff Moves to Fire Elite Gang Officers

February 7, 2013
Seven Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies in an elite gang-enforcement unit have been notified the department intends to fire them for celebrating shootings and getting matching tattoos.

Blue Ink: Your Police Tattoos

November 29, 2012
The symbols of courage, strength and honor remind us once again that America's law enforcement officers represent one of this country's proudest assets.

Blue Ink: Reader Police Tattoos

November 21, 2012

We asked you to show us your "blue ink," and many of you responded with images of your law enforcement tattoos that carry a personal significance regarding a fallen partner, inspirational Biblical reference, or special accomplishment. Photos courtesy of PoliceMag.com readers.

Blue Ink: Police Tattoos

November 7, 2012

Tattoos have become very popular in the law enforcement and military communities. Officers who get inked often choose a tattoo of something that has great meaning to them, such as family, their faith, or a close friend. View a few examples of tattoos. Photos courtesy of Steve Winterstein of Five-O Tattoo in Elburn, Ill.

Tattoo Cover-Up Products

September 21, 2012
Much cooler and more comfortable than wearing a long sleeve shirt, the TatJacket provides easy, temporary concealment of visible tattoos.

Man with Eye Tattoo Shoots Alaska Cop

September 17, 2012
A known heroin user who opened fire on Anchorage (Alaska) Police officers from a hotel bathroom showed up Friday for his arraignment with distinctive tattoos on his face and right eyeball.

L.A. Sheriff's Investigates Deputy Tattoo Clique

May 17, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department suspended seven of its deputies believed to be involved with a jail clique called the "Jump Out Boys" that celebrate aggressive policing.

Tattoo Cover-Up Concealer

November 30, 2011
Tatjacket has introduced a full line of premium tattoo cover-up makeup with minerals and chamomile extract. It is available in a clean airless pump bottle as well as in "blender" jars so you can customize the tone and appearance to perfectly match your skin.

L.A. Gang Member Convicted of Murder Tattooed Crime Scene On Chest

April 25, 2011
Anthony Garcia, 22, had tattooed the crime scene of a 2004 liquor store shooting on his chest, helping deputies solve the open case.

Sureño Tattoos and Symbols

March 3, 2010
Sureños can be found in every major city in the U.S. They can be found in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and South America. The big transnational super gangs such as Florence, 18th Street, and Mara Salvatrucha threaten the stability of some Central American nations.

White Gang Tattoos

August 7, 2009

The Aryan Brotherhood, which is also known as "AB" or "The Brand," is a primarily white prison gang with about 15,000 members in and out of prison. According to the FBI, the gang makes up only one percent of the prison population, but is responsible for 18 percent of all murders in the federal corrections system. Members use symbols in their tattoos such as swastikas, SS lightning bolts, the number 666, and Celtic imagery.

Prison and Gang Ink Symbols

August 7, 2009

In addition to advertising gang membership, tattoos provide other details about the bearer.  For the incarcerated, images of chains and locks represent the loss of freedom; an hourglass or clock face without hands indicate doing time; a string of numbers may be an inmate's prison ID; one laughing face, one crying face means play now, pay later or my happy life, my sad life; a tombstone with numbers may indicate years of incarceration; the face of a female crying usually means someone on the outside is waiting for them. Caption information provided by POLICE gang expert Richard Valdemar.

Latino Gang Tattoos

August 5, 2009

Tattoos are an excellent tool for law enforcement and corrections officers to use to identify known or suspected gang members. This gallery includes examples of tattoos worn by predominanly Latino gangs such as the Mexican Mafia, MS-13, and the Latin Kings. The number "13" is used because M (or La Eme) is the thirteenth letter of the alphabet and is used to signify the Mexican Mafia, which uses Sureños—gangs that swear allegiance to the Mexican Mafia—to carry out its orders from prison.

Black Gang Tattoos

June 29, 2009

Gang members are usually decorated with the marking of their sets, super-gangs, and affiliated prison gangs. Their bodies are also often marked with tattoos that are generic prison symbols that you will find on just about any inmate. The following slide show is a quick look at some tattoos used by some predominately African-American gangs with origins in California.

Georgia Sheriff’s Office Cracks Down on Gangs, Wins IACP Award

December 12, 2008
Using an operational tattoo shop as a business front, the Richmond County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force conducted undercover investigations to reduce gun sales by local street gangs.

European Gangs Tattoos

February 1, 2006

Take a close look at the recent media coverage of the rioting in France, and you will see that those young French men of Arab and African descent are wearing identifying tattoos.

Murder Ink

February 1, 2006

One afternoon about five years ago, I was summoned from my desk at the detective division of a major Southern California urban sheriff's department and asked to meet one of the staff drill instructors at our academy gymnasium.

San Diego Chief Orders Tattooed Officers to Cover Up

October 1, 2004
Under the new policy, officers with "excessive" body art, including tattoos and piercings, will have to cover up while on duty.
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