Prison Tattoos and Their Secret Meanings
The gold crown may seem like a fun, decorative tattoo. But if it's got five points on it, it is a prison tattoo. The five-point crown is a symbol of the Latin Kings gang.
The Latin Kings are one of the biggest hispanic gangs in the US, they are based out of Chicago. The crown tattoo will often be accompanied by the letters ALKN, which means Almighty Latin Kings Nation. The crown has five points because the Latin Kings are an affiliate of the People Nation gang, which is represented by the number 5. Latin Kings have a huge presence both in and out of prison, and they're roots go back to the 1940's. Other details of the crown, such as the colors of the jewels in the points, can have a whole other level of hidden meanings.