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AB (Aryan Brotherhood)Tattoo
Symbol Type

Prison Tattoo

Also Known As

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Traditional Use/Origins

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Hate Group/Extremist Organization

Aryan Brotherhood (AB)

Extremist Meaning or Representation

See below

Background/History

The letters "AB" represent Aryan Brotherhood, a prison gang that originated in 1967 in the California Department of Corrections at San Quentin. Many members display white supremacist ideology, but they are first and foremost a criminal gang involved in the methamphetamine trade. AB has also spawned other white gangs in the prison system. Sometimes, AB tattoos will identify a memberís state of origin. Several common nicknames for AB members are Alice, Alice Baker, Tip & Brand and, the Brand.

ADL Links to Related Information

Dangerous Convictions: Extremist Recruitment in America's Prisons

Other Aryan Brotherhood Tattoos



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