Teardrop tattoo - Wikipedia

The teardrop tattoo or tear tattoo is a symbolic tattoo of a tear that is placed underneath the eye.The teardrop is one of the most widely recognised prison tattoos and has various meanings.. It can signify that the wearer has spent time in prison, or more specifically that the wearer was raped while incarcerated and tattooed by the rapist as a "property" mark and for humiliation, since facial ...…

Urban Dictionary: Teardrop tattoo

The teardrop tattoo is humiliating as the prisoner had the tattoo forced onto them and it may also indicate they're someone else's property, to be sold and traded throughout the penitentiary. ... When i got mine you would never be seen with someone with a tear on the left side if you had it on the right side. #teardrop #gangs #crips #folk ...…