"Gang Tattoo" The Teardrop Tattoo
I am a nurse; and as such, I was the nurse, in a campsite setting for delinquent teenagers. Some of the young boys had various tattoos--some of them were known as "Gang Tattoos." One of those "Gang Tattoos" was a teardrop tattoo, under the eye.
Many years, after having worked there, I fell on the sidewalk while wearing a pair of sunglasses that were made of glass--not plastic. I fell flat on my face; and the glass, of my sunglasses broke right over my right cheekbone!! When it healed, I noticed that the scar resembled one of the tattoos that the young,
delinquent boys wore, under their eyes. It was shaped like a teardrop.
At that time, I researched the teardrop tattoo shape, on the Internet. The Website described the teardrop shape as meaning that the person, with such a tattoo, had killed someone while they were incarcerated. Or, it could also mean that the person, with a teardrop tattoo, had had a beloved person die, while they were incarcerated.
Either way, the scar--from a fall on the sidewalk, makes it look like I have been incarcerated!!! Me--a nurse, who was a nurse for incarcerated young men, now looks like a former criminal--not just a gang member!!! :-O
Can anyone tell me if such a tattoo is supposed to be under the
right or the left eye? And does the point of the "teardrop" go up or down? I haven't found that tattoo on this Website. And I do
not want to put a picture of my face, with a "gang tattoo," on
the Internet. :'-[
Thanks in advance, from a NON-ganster nurse. :-)