In gangland, an unfilled teardrop may signify the death of a friend, with the person shading it in when they have avenged their loss.
The HA fiercely protect the "Death Head". It is considered property of the club.
|As the Hells Angels argued over the future of killer Christopher Hudson, senior members applied an oxy-acetylene torch to his tattoo as a severe reprimand for bringing shame on the club. Hudson surrendered to police with a heavily bandaged arm.|
Hudson escaped being kicked out of the club because a decision could not be reached before he went to jail - and under club rules, sanctions cannot be imposed while members are incarcerated.