Gangster and gangster tattoos one can often see these days. As a rule, these are young people who have served a sentence in jail or belong to certain groups.
Gangster tattoos originated in Japan where everyone is released from prison the person had to apply a tattoo to distinguish them from other citizens.
The tattoo was a kind of stigma to shame the former criminals for their past.
Now these tattoos are often a symbol of pride and endured difficult experiences in the past.
There is a certain set of patterns that are used in the gangster tattoos are stars, tears, cobwebs, graffiti, dots between fingers for each year holed up.