Explanation of the hidden meanings of the tattoos of the maras of Honduras


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Gangs like Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) and Barrio 18 have become famous for their extravagant tattoos in all countries of the "Northern Triangle" of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as in the United States.

The Honduran newspaper El Heraldo consulted with an expert on maras to obtain a breakdown of the meanings of the most common tattoos , which police have reportedly deciphered as a result of the investigations.

Hands together in prayer (see right) are used to express the phrase "forgive my mother for my crazy life", according to expert consulted by El Heraldo. This implies reflection and repentance for the things they have done, but also recognition that they can not leave gang life behind or their mothers can be killed in retaliation.

Cobweb tattoos (see left) are commonly found on the shoulders, knees and visible parts of the body, and represent power and expansion.

RITUALS OR CULTOS
HOW TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE MADE EYE OF EYE: These bags are a combination of different elements (they can take up to 13). So do it! "Bury the handkerchief with the bark while mentalising the enemy unable to make negative rumors about you.

Barbed wire tattoos are often made on the curved parts of the body and represent submission and bondage to gang life, and understanding the way they are indoctrinated in values.

of the gangs.

The three points

Three points in a triangle mean "my crazy life," a phrase used by gang members to describe gang life outside the law.

Virgin of Guadalupe