Gang tattoos represent different things to different gangs. As my conclusion, I decided that the the Vor v Zakone has much more detailed tattoos than the Mexican Mafia. The Vor v Zakone puts many, many meanings into their many tattoos, whereas the Mexican Mafia only has a few meanings per tattoo. While both organizations are secret, the Vor v Zakone has much stricter rules than the Mexican Mafia. Both organizations also communicate some message through their tattoos, whether it be showing membership or communicating criminal status.The Vor v Zakone is by no means "better" than the Mexican Mafia because their tattoos have multiple meanings. Both organizations are very visible in the gang circle and will continue to be infamous organizations, identifiable by their respective tattoos.