Common symbols associated with the Crip gang include six- and three-point crowns, six-point stars, back-to-back letter c's and the number six. In graffiti or tattooed expression, some Crip sets use a pitch fork with three dots at each point. The dots stand for "Mi vida loca" or "My crazy life."
The Crip gang began as bands of street fighters in Los Angeles California in 1969. It has since grown into one of the largest criminal gangs in the United States, holding more than 30,000 members in 2010.
Famous for members' use of the color blue, Crip gang fashion also favors the right side of the body. Members typically lift the right side of the pant, throw hand signals to the right and tilt their hats to the right.