Reyed Pachuco Cross

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Reyed Pachuco Cross

Postby willihen » September 4th, 2005, 8:21 am

Is the Reyed cross found between the thumb and forefinger common with younger eses nowadays.
Alot of Veteranos have them, but are younger
eses getting inked with this still.

Those of you who don't know, I'm talking about a tattoo of a cross with 3 rays extending from the top.
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Postby Lonewolf » September 4th, 2005, 6:03 pm

The 3 rays represent the same as the 3 dots, and there is 2 places that you would normally stamp the lil' cross. (1) In the web area between your thumb and your index finger, or (2) In-between your eyebrows - as in the pachuco style.

3 rays = "MI VIDA LOCA" (My Crazy Life) right next and atop the cross in representing the hoped-for/sought-out protection and forgiveness by "CHUCHITO" (Lord Jesus) in the old-school traditional style.

Some Varrios also used to paste up on their wall-placas "a block styled cross." They spray painted it or brush painted on the walls, and inside of it - they would put in their Varrio name or some other affiliated info.

It's a trip that you brought up this question, because just the other day a young vato asked me about it and was interested to know what it meant and how it originated, because some other vatos who he knows have it stamped.
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Postby C_Ridah253 » September 4th, 2005, 8:00 pm

MY HOMEBOYS STEP DAD GOT THAT IS THAT COMMON WITH PEOPLE FROM SINALOA, MEXICO?
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Postby willihen » September 4th, 2005, 9:52 pm

thanks for the extra info...
It must be less frequent nowadays. I guess your little homie is proof of that.
thanks again, take care.
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Postby kaotik_hcp » September 8th, 2005, 11:51 am

i have a celtic cross on my back with four rays, would that be considered gang related? would i get called out for the tat in gang territory? if you don't know, a celtic cross is a catholic cross (a cross with a circle where the lines meet)...
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Postby MMRbkaRudog » September 9th, 2005, 11:36 am

^
I doubt you would get called out for something like that.
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Re: Reyed Pachuco Cross

Postby SmileyGee » September 26th, 2009, 11:24 am

Yeah I myself have always been interested in the cross but since im a younger head i dnt know too much bout it ive asked much of the older gente I meat n the all explain it the same way
muchas gracias,
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Re: Reyed Pachuco Cross

Postby Silencioso » October 1st, 2009, 3:03 pm

I have one on my left hand. It's a common first tattoo for aspiring young cholos. It's easy to do yourself with india ink and a sewing needle.
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