This New Zealand Gang Has Intense Tattoos!

pedrokoeler in Stories

In the late 1960's Hawkes Bay, New Zealand was the birthplace for the Mighty Mongrel Mob.

They were young, rebellious and got together to fight, drink and fool around. It didn't take long before they organised themselves in many chapters across the islands and now a days they have around 30 chapters, making them the biggest gang in New Zealand till today, even though they are a not a motorcycle club they have the markings of one: Colours, patches, violent initiation process and obviously sick tattoos.

by Jono Rotman, via vice.com
by Jono Rotman, via vice.com

In 2007 the photographer Jono Rotman found a way to caught up with the Mongrels and after a while was able to make portraits of them, using a large format camera and exposing their sick face ink with sinister looks into an unique art.

by Jono Rotman, via vice.com
by Jono Rotman, via vice.com
by Jono Rotman, via vice.com
by Jono Rotman, via vice.com

Their Symbol is usually a  British Bulldog wearing a German Stahlhelm helmet, and the colours are black and red.

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