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“Bloods” More Gang Knowledge

September 20th, 2009


“Ash to ash, dust to dust, bloods I trust;

Crabs we bust, kill a crab, win a prize;

Kill a blood your whole family dies.”

4f7beb157b26b5fcAs the Crips grew in South Central Los Angeles in the early 1970s they began targeting other gangs.  It was during this time of conflict that several gangs joined forces to combat the growing Crip threat.  The most well known gang within this group was the Piru Street Boys.  They lead the revolt against the Crips and were instrumental in creating the Bloods gang in 1972.  During the next 10-years the Bloods continued to operate and grow in a fragmented manner.  Conflict with the Crips continued and the Bloods found themselves heavily outnumbered. 


9acdabf92cfd5cacBetween 1982 – 1984 the violence between the two groups skyrocketed.  It was during this time crack hit Los Angeles. Crack or more properly called rock cocaine was cheaper and much more addictive than the powder form of the drug. Gang territories became more important as the many Blood and Crip sets fought over drug sales locations.  Some Blood members moved to several large cities throughout the West Coast to expand their drug market. To minimize attention from law enforcement, many Blood gang members abandon wearing obvious identifiers of gang affiliation so they could continue illegal activity with little fear of apprehension.


14afe14965de2956It was during the late 1980s that the Bloods became a household name. The movie Colors, staring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall was released which focused on the gang problem in Los Angeles. It has been rumored that some movie theaters actually promoted the movie by offering a bandana to movie attendees. It was after this movie that many teens with no connection to the Los Angeles based gang began creating their own Blood gangs. Although many of these groups were nothing more than childish groups mimicking dress and slang they saw in a movie, some soon became involved in violent activity and drug sales comparable to gang activity committed by original Blood gang members in California.526de97ab98838f0


In 1993, a group on the East Coast created a gang known as the United Blood Nation.  Born in the Rikers Island New York jail, African American inmates created the group as a way to protect themselves from the Latin Kings, which was the most prevalent group in the jail system at that time. Although the United Blood Nation (UBN) was born in the prison system, as members were paroled to the streets, they formed street gangs on the East Coast under the same name, while emulating the Los Angeles Blood lifestyle.


6be0192d1492a1b8Although the majority of Blood gangs identify with the color red, members may not always wear gang identifiers when engaging in criminal activity. On the West Coast members are more likely to use a bandana for identification, while some Blood sets on the East Coast will use a colored beaded necklace. Although Blood gangs share the same name, there is no formal leadership structure that controls all Blood gangs. A Blood gang member in Springville, Utah may be very active in the gangster lifestyle, yet will have no connection to Blood gangs in the West or East Coast. Bloods will align themselves with other gangs to engage in criminal activity, including their rivals the Crips, although most alliances quickly fade away. The Bloods are known to be involved in all forms of criminal activity, but are mostly known for drug sales.


Blood Tattoos



087e1ca7aa3c91f4Tattoos are among the most common way that gang members identify themselves. This training will cover the tattoos that blood gang members use. Below you will find a list of tattoos/brands that bloods use for identification, show of rank and what set they claim.


MOB - These letters represent “Member of Blood” Most of the time the gang member will tell you that is stands for My Only Brother, Money Over Bitches or Mamas Only Boy. These are rehearsed answers and used to confuse you. Please do not fall for this but keep in mind that this tattoo alone may not be enough to say he/she is blood. There are individuals that tattoo these letters on their body because they honestly think it means something other than “Member of Blood”.


Three Triangle Burn Marks/Tattooed - In the blood world, these are referred to ass Dog Paws and are one of the most common ways for a blood to identify. The most common place you will find these is between the index and thumb but I have also seen them on the right shoulder and on the stomach. Although the majority of dog paws are burned onto the skin, you will also find them tattooed.


69383f61cc40e46cFive Pointed Star - Bloods rep the number five and use a five pointed star as another identifier. You will see the number 5 inside of the star sometimes and also the word Blood written from right to left around the points.


Five Pointed Crown - Again using the number five they will incorporate that number into a crown. A lot of times there will be an upside down pitchfork holding the crown up. This shows disrespect to Crips and Folk Nation gangs.


These are some of your universal blood tattoos. Below I will give examples of numbers and letters that will specify an area, a specific set and codes used by blood gang members.


Ø     GKB - This represents “Gangsta Killa Blood”, also referred to as G-Shyne

Ø     BHB - Bounty Hunter Blood

Ø     SMM - Sex Money Murder

Ø     GMB - Get Money Boys/Bloods

Ø     TTP - Tree Top Piru

Ø     804 - Virginia Area Code (Richmond Area)

Ø     757 - Virginia Area Code (Tidewater Area)

Ø     311 - Third letter of the alphabet is “C” and the eleventh letter is “K”. This is Crip Killa

Ø     31 – Blood Love

Ø – Blood

Ø     23 – Get Him

Ø     51/50 – 5-King, 1-Nation, 5-Wins, 0-Losses / 5-Kings, 1-God, 5-Queens, 0-Crabs

Ø     000 - means OG

Ø     031 - love/solidarity/number code for blood

Ø     212 - Blood code - ‘let me holla at you.’

Ø     5 poppin 6 droppin - Bloods are shooting and Crips are dying

Ø     B-one-eight-seven - means homicide, or the act of killing a rival member, such as the Crips, reflecting the police code for homicide, 187.

Ø     B Unit - Blood Unit

Ø     Bang’Em - Kill A Crip

Ø     “Blaaaat, Blaaaat” The Blood saying to let each other know something is about to happen. (An assault, meeting or etc…)

Ø     Bomedy - comedy

Ø     B L O O D- Blood Love Overcomes Our Depression or Brotherly Love Overrides Oppression & Destruction

Ø     B.R.A.A.T. - Bloods rule all around town

Ø     Bro - means Blood (way of seeing if there’s a blood in jail)

Ø     Bool - cool

Ø     Boompady Bop- Phrase said by a Blood to disrespect a Crip

Ø     Dipset - blood faction (There has also been sets identified with this name)

Ø     Bunny Hunters - Bounty Hunters

Ø     Burners - mean guns

Ø     C.K. - means “Crip killer”

Ø     C.R.A.B. - Crips Really Are Bloods

Ø     Ike - dude

Ø     Rips refers to Crips

Ø     B-rabs - refers to Crips insult - “Brabs” means Crabs, what Bloods call Crips but since they cannot pronounce the C they use a B.

Ø     Erickets - refers to Crips insult

Ø     Denver Lames - refer (derogatorily) to the Denver Lane Bloods

Ø     GS- Gay soldier, said by a Blood to disrespect a Crip

Ø     Hard Backs- derogative terms for Crips

Ø     Jungles - ghetto areas belonging to Bloods 

Ø     OG - Original Gangster (The highest rank you can receive in the gang)

Ø     OTM - “Out That Mob”

Ø     Red DoggTags - Identifies EastCoast Bloods

Ø     Rice Crispies refers to the Raymond Ave Crips

Ø     Nappy Heads for the Neighborhood Crips

Ø     Paisley - design used by Bloods on bandannas

Ø     pu55y - variation of pussy

Ø     Swayhooks - Swans

Ø     Sissies - Pejorative term for Rollin Sixties

Ø     Tramps - Eight Tray Gangster

Ø     Peter Rolled - is a Bloods term for murder

Ø     “What dat B like homeboy!”

Ø     “What It B-Like”

Ø     “What’s Poppin” - “What’s up/happening”

Ø     “What’s Brakin”


This was a brief overview of blood tattoos, sets and codes. Keep in mind that it is vital to know if your area has gangs and attempt to suppress them by enforcing laws and developing policies if necessary.


c23e727e55856ff8Blood gang members use several ways to identify themselves. They show respect to the gang and disrespect other gangs on a normal basis. One way for them to identify themselves is through handwriting characteristics. This should be considered a gift to all Law Enforcement because some of these gang members only now one way to write and in that you can see the gang identifiers.


Some of the most common blood handwriting characteristics are as followed:  All “B’s” will be capitalized, no matter there location in the word. Some examples of that would be the following: aBility, staBility, craB and staB.  All “P’s” will be capitalized. This shows respect to Piru, the original Blood set. Again, the “P” will be capitalized no matter is location in the word.


All “C’s” will be crossed out or replaced with the letter B. This shows disrespect towards the Crips. An example of replacing the “C” with a “B” would be the word “BeBause”. IT should be because but as you can see the “C” has been replaced.  Make the letter “T” an upside down pitchfork. This shows disrespect to Crips and all Folk Nation gangs. The “T” is made into an upside down pitchfork by drawing a line down from each side of the horizontal part in the “T”.  Cross out all “f’s”. This shows disrespect to Folk Nation.


Cross out all “6’s”. The 6 represents Folk and crossing it out shows disrespect. Writing the number 5 very large and/or BOLD, this shows respect for the gang. There are others characteristics, such as signing a letter BKA to represent Blood Known Alias and Drawing five pointed stars and five pointed crowns.

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  1. kenny
    October 10th, 2009 at 02:18 | #1

    like the blood prayer will i ride?yes i ride only because i bang with pride.when i die bury me 3ft up with red on in sleep best believe i rest in the east.if i die in the street dont forget to bang for me.if i live a g i wont forget the enemy.they lay out the rest and hit 031 upon my chest.

  2. tony brown
    November 2nd, 2009 at 20:46 | #2

    B^LOODY Haz3 n da B^uildin 5tead 93ttin it poppin NTG all day 5hout out 2 my TTP gz BLAAT

  3. Mike AKA Yung Relo
    November 3rd, 2009 at 00:47 | #3

    yea ya already knw wat da bizz i5 it5 Blood 4 life 5ooowooo gang till i die 5outh 5ide Tree Top Piru DAMU on da ri5e.

    let it flood let it drip
    let a Piru kill a CKrip
    let it rain let it flood
    kill a CKrabb kuz i CKlaim BLOOD
    Let it rain let it thunder
    bury a CKrabb 5ix feet under
    when i die 5hoe no pity bring my 5oul to RED BLOOD BITY
    cant stop wont 5top
    CK all day till my red DAWGZ drop5
    throw da red flag rai5in
    and blue flag burnin
    Boom boom da blue Ckrabb is dyin
    CK all day everyday!!! XIV


  4. November 12th, 2009 at 06:57 | #4

    What do other Blood members reply When asked “What’s Poppin”?

  5. 5outh 5ide Blood 5tone Villian
    November 14th, 2009 at 21:22 | #5

    U reply ” That 5. The rea5on Bein, the 5 pointed 5tar iz poppin at the 6 pointed 5tar. Y? Do u want to B^ a B^lood?@Mindy

    Mindy :What do other Blood members reply When asked “What’s Poppin”?

  6. December 15th, 2009 at 00:54 | #6

    what do othere blood members reply when asked “whats behind the moom”

  7. ghost
    December 18th, 2009 at 11:17 | #7

    ck all day 5 poppin 6 droppin suwoop to all ma blood niggaz out thea ttp

  8. December 21st, 2009 at 00:20 | #8

    haha that nigga on the left in the pic next to 5 point crown and 5 point star is my boy o-dogg, he got me in this game, 5 poppin’ 6 droppin, i got 031 for you blood

  9. Dirty Redd
    December 21st, 2009 at 21:31 | #9

    *DIS THE REAL* “WILL I RIDE” FROM D.REDD 4 STAR GENERAL G.K.B A.K.A KLEAN UP KREW: Will i ride ye5 i ride and Bang wit pride i Bang Boy i makk Boy i ride Boy until i die Boy and if i die in the 5treet5 be5t Beleive im gon re5t in da Ea5t as long a5 i kontinue to live my life a5 a “G” i will neva forgive my enemie5 now for me to re5t with that 031 upon my chest 5 alive 6 mu5t die R.I.P O.G. TYE.

  10. YNGCK
    December 28th, 2009 at 22:12 | #10


  11. B^LOODY ZoNe
    January 24th, 2010 at 01:02 | #11

    wasz rockin`? NTG b^e here B^B^AG 5 alive 6 must die . Dont let no1 know nothin` either anymore rule 23, 50/50 no no

  12. Lil’ N.O. TTP
    February 1st, 2010 at 17:14 | #12

    @5outh 5ide Blood 5tone Villian
    when they 5ay what5 poppin? 5ay 5 poppin 6 droppin

  13. February 17th, 2010 at 09:08 | #13

    5 PoPPin 6 droPPin

  14. February 17th, 2010 at 11:19 | #14

    Chitty chitty bang bang ain’t notin but a crip gang,Eastside Westside crip be the best side up town, downtown BLUE FLAGS ALL AROUND!!!
    Gotta probem wit me?… solve it! Think i’m tripin?… tie my shoe!!
    Can’t stand me?… sit down!!! Can’t face me? turn the FUCK Around!!!!!!

  15. 59 Bounty Hunter Blood
    March 7th, 2010 at 22:49 | #15

    @5outh 5ide Blood 5tone Villian
    well from a real Blood 59 Bounty hunter real Bloods and Piru5 Dont Bang da 5 point 5tar we U B N United Blood Nation we aint People Nation when we 5ay da 5 we PoPPin da 5 for da 5 letta5 in Blood

  16. savy g
    November 18th, 2010 at 11:37 | #16

    When i die show no pity, Send my soul to gangsta’ city Dig a hole 6 feet deep, And lay 2 staffs across my feet Put 2 shotguns across my chest, And tell my Folks i did my best. GD Love folk love 6 poppin 5 droppin folks run detroit i keep a blue flag hangin out my backside but only on the right side ya dats da folk side!!!!!!!!!!!! gs^ nigga bs^…..side down fucc all you slob ass niggas hope all yall niggas eat steal

  17. homie 5ma5h
    January 31st, 2011 at 13:56 | #17

    to all my homie5 i dnt think putting our knowledge up for 5 50 and not real homie5 to copy our 5hit or u5e it againt5 u5 feel me I5B i5 wat i bang and thi5 5ite i5 a 5et up 5top putting up our 5hit it5 a violation 5mh 5tone love (love to da 5tone5)

  18. curiosity killed the cat
    March 21st, 2011 at 12:24 | #18

    I’ve allways been curious about gangs and the things they say whch is usally in codes,and they call it knowledge,from my understanding your not supposed to reveal it to anyone or you’ll get diciplined.

    1.Everyone who revealed there knowledge on here should be in trouble with the OG right?

    2.This website could be a trap to try to get all of your knowledge

    3.What is the core reason of why people join gangs?

  19. Educated>
    May 27th, 2011 at 11:30 | #19

    Why in the world would you write anything on here if you are in the Bloods??/Doesn’t that go against the CODE or something??? Represent but don’t give all the shit away I know that and I am no where near anything close to a gang!!!!I did learn somethings for the paper I am writing thanks for replying!!

  20. June 15th, 2011 at 19:42 | #20

    I’m not gonna lie I am a child protective service worker. I have a 16yr old boy I am responsible for. Lately when I see him he has more n more tats. He has 2 stars on his chest loyality on his arm and the outline of NJ w atlantic city written inside it. Is he already blood?

  21. jrock59piru
    August 18th, 2011 at 23:13 | #21

    why yall niggas on here giving the game up to these white people that shit what part of the game is that? This shit is for M.O.B’S only to know and for everybody thats giving up info on here needs to be violated

  22. ed kiley
    August 29th, 2011 at 11:50 | #22

    I would like to find out what the meaning of three or more dots next to the eye on a girl in the Bloods gang in Colorado Springs Colorado

  23. CKody Beast-mode
    November 7th, 2011 at 19:15 | #23

    @59 Bounty Hunter Blood
    ur a real B dawg..u got real knowladge. thank you for teaCKhing the young Bloodz

  24. sneacky
    February 8th, 2012 at 13:24 | #24

    3 dots By the eye is nothing with us B’s nd Ryan’s for teaching all the lil bloods this shit

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