The Digital Journalist
© Chris Rainier
Gang member, East Los Angeles, California.

Territory turf wars are common in the gangs of East Los Angeles. Tattoos clearly depict which gang you are from, and what status you hold within the gangs and, often, if you have killed someone.

Beyond Our Horizons

Images from Chris Rainier's new book
Ancient Marks
The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Marking