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Tear Tattoos


A couple dozen readers — please no more — have sent me emails about what a tear tattoo by your eye means. Answers include: It shows you’ve been in jail, a gang, a rape gang etc. Some say it also means you’ve been raped or done some raping. Again, I don’t know if this O’Keefe shmo actually had a tear-drop tat or whether he simply had a really unfortunate birthmark. If someone actually watched the segment, they might be able to clarify for me. As for the actual meaning of the tattoo, my sense is that it varies.


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