Think you know what an Anchor tattoo means? What about an owl tattoo? While they are known as powerful symbols of wisdom and intelligence, did you know they also symbolize intuition, magic and guidance? Tattoo meanings can vary and be multi-layered.
Insight Studios | Tattoo & Piercing Studio in Chicago, IL
Steed Taylor is a "tattoo artist" whose current project, which measures 25' x ', went on display on North Streeter Drive at Chicago's Navy Pier over Memorial Day and is on display through October Road tattoos are commemorative, site-specific, community-based, tattoo-inspired, public artworks on roads. Unusual, evocative and beautiful, they explore the idea of a road being considered the skin of a community, thereby having a similar relationship to the public body as skin does to the private body. People mark their skin as a means of commemoration, communication or ritual and a road can be marked for the same reasons. Placed at locations of individual or community significance, road tattoos are composed of cultural designs previously appropriated to mark skin. Names, or other information, are painted within the design, a nondenominational prayer commissioned for the piece is said and the design is painted in, covering over this information.
Latin Kings (gang)
The Latin Kings were founded in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago in by Ramon Santos as the Imperials, a Puerto Rican progress movement with the goal of overcoming racial discrimination. All members of the gang identify themselves as Latin Kings. Latin Kings associating with the Motherland faction also identify themselves as "Almighty Latin King Nation" ALKN ; they make up more than structured chapters operating in cities in 31 states.