A tattoo is a marking on the body, made by injecting ink under the skin to permanently change its pigment.
Most members of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha were heavily tattooed with the gang's iconography, which often included the phrase "Emese," a contraction of the Spanish for the gang's initials "MS." (Chaos Theory)
Coral Snake, a secret National Security Agency funded special operations unit led by Colonel Ron Samuels, was recognizable by the tattoo of a coral snake that its members received on their wrists. ("Day 2: 5:00pm-6:00pm")
Members of the 27th Marine Regiment who served with Starkwood units in Operation Hellfire in Pakistan, including Sergeant Cadden, had tattoos on their arms commemorating the mission. ("Day 7: 2:00am-3:00am")
Red Square tattoos acted as testimonials to the bearer's past experience. In addition to the group's broken cross symbol, which most members had, an eight-pointed star indicated membership in the organization's criminal elite. One member had a tattoo of a Russian palace with three spires, indicating three life sentences in IK-10, a Siberian prison camp. ("Day 8: 7:00pm-8:00pm")
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- The Salazar tattoo was a representation of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a famous and highly revered Catholic symbol originating in Mexico.