The Latin Kings are known to be one amongst the biggest Hispanic gangs in the US who are unified by a common leader, they are based out of Chicago. The Latin King Tattoo also known as the crown tattoo is often accompanied by the letters ALKN, which means Almighty Latin Kings Nation. Latin Kings are an associate of the People Nation gang therefore the Latin crown has five points, which is represented by the number 5. The Latin Kings have a gigantic presence both inside and outside the prison, and their roots go back to the 1940′s.
Apart from the 5 points the gang members can even wear a 3 point crown. The 3 point crown is usually worn by the people of Puerto Rican Heritage. Although there is no biblical significance to the tattoos, the five pointed tattoos are known for honesty, honor, respect, love and knowledge. The color of the crown can be black, gold or red. Black stands for the knowledge of the ancestors, gold means sun which brings light to the lives and red stands for brothers who give their life for the cause of the nation. In case the gold is not available the color can be substituted with yellow.
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