While there are no official tattoos that the Italian mafia is associated with, there are many tattoos that are prominent in the Italian mafia community, including Italian flags, Catholic crosses and a general commemoration to the Italian lifestyle. Unlike other gangs that are more prominent today, the Italian mafia does not have any distinguishing tattoos.
Whether a person is in the mafia or not, Italians and Italian-Americans are extremely proud of their heritage. People of Italian decent are often seen with Italian flag tattoos and can even be seen with tattoos that are in the shape of the country. They are proud of their heritage and enjoy showing it off in the form of body ink.