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    CHICANO TATTOO STYLE: ORIGINS, MEANING AND ILLUSTRATIONS

    The tattoo style called chicano tattoo style was born in the 1950s in California jails to celebrate the Latino community belonging to those who wore them. Their “Latin pride” and inked on their bodies, prisoners of Latin and Mexican origins, often gang members, and shouted their lives to the world. Gang membership, loyalty to his clan and love for his family, tattoos boast of the values that dictated the life of the wearer. Inspired by Catholic religious iconography, pre-Columbian history and street art such as graffiti, there are recurring major themes such as family, women, God, death, respect and loyalty. What is Chicano Tattoo Style ? The tattoo art known as “chicano” was…