Latino Gang Member’s Our Lady Of Guadalupe Tattoo Used For Devotions

November 26, 2012 by  
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The Barrio––Mother of Latino gang member “Joker” announced today that Sunday’s family hour of devotion before the elaborately tattooed image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on her son’s naked back was a complete success. “Everything was beautiful,” she told Eye of the Tiber. “He stood with his back turned to us, and we turned off the lights, and lit two candles, and put them on both sides of the sacred image of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.” Joker’s cousin Snoopy said that the 23-year-old’s gracefully inked flesh canvass was just short of the dazzling cloak of San Juan Diego. “When I looked at it, you know…It was like San Juan Diego’s cloak, you know…only, like a cloak made of flesh and not cotton.” Joker, who was a half-hour late for the devotions, apologized to family that had gathered, explaining that he was late due to extended holiday work hours at his job as a street pharmacist at the corners of 9th and Cesar Chavez Way.

  • “Street pharmacist.” I see what you did there.

  • Rose

    This is hysterical. My husband used to be in seminary, and he told me about an ongoing joke that, if he (or maybe it was someone else? I can’t remember the story exactly) were to ever get a tatoo, it would be a giant one of the Blessed Mother on his back so that he could stand shirtless in front of the congregation and people could do devotions. I wonder if this gang member went to the same sem…lol.

  • Stephen Dalton

    Well better the BVM than Santa Muerte as a tattoo!

    • Casper

      That’s interesting – – learned something there. Didn’t know about this Santa Muerte stuff…

  • Ronnie

    Just now catching up with some of these Eye of the Tiber “articles”…and found this one. I’m so glad that Joker found time to provide his family with the Guadalupe image. Hopefully Snoopy can get a tattoo of the Divine Mercy and then the family can recite the chaplet, too!