Teardrop tattoos are small tear shaped tattoo design placed under the eyes or anywhere on body, and it creates an impression that the tattoo bearer is crying. A teardrop tattoo has many stories related to its origin and its symbolism. What is the meaning of a teardrop tattoo is still a debatable topic, but according to some of the stories it means that someone from family, a close friend or member of the gang has passed away.
It is said that the teardrop tattoo originated in the Chicano gangs of California. According to some beliefs, a teardrop tattoo was inked on the individual when he had killed a person, particularly while in prison. A solid teardrop tattoo means that there was a murder committed, and if the tattoo has a clear middle, it was trying to murder and an empty teardrop symbolizes that a loved one has been murdered. These days, teardrop tattoos are getting popular and some famous celebs have it. If you too are planning to get one, check out the amazing picture gallery of 25 teardrop tattoos below.
Tear Drop Tattoo
Blue teardrop with black outline, tattooed on the index finger.
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