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The Resource Smile now, cry later : guns, gangs, and tattoos : my life in black and gray, Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones

Smile now, cry later : guns, gangs, and tattoos : my life in black and gray, Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones

Label
Smile now, cry later : guns, gangs, and tattoos : my life in black and gray
Title
Smile now, cry later
Title remainder
guns, gangs, and tattoos : my life in black and gray
Statement of responsibility
Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pioneering black-and-gray tattoo artist Freddy Negrete was twelve years old and confined in the holding cell of a Los Angeles juvenile facility when an older teenager entered--covered in tattoos. Freddy was in awe, not just of the art, but of what it symbolized, and he wanted what this kid had: the potent sense of empowerment and belonging that came from joining a gang. The encounter drove Freddy to join the notorious gang La Sangra, and it didn't take long before he was a regular guest at LA County's juvenile detention facilities. By the age of twenty-one, Freddy had spent almost his whole life as a ward of the state in one form or the other. Enthralled by the black-and-gray tattoo style that in the 1970s was confined to the rebel culture of Chicano gangsters and criminals, Freddy started inking himself with hand-poked tattoos. Everyone wanted a piece of Freddy's black-and-gray style--gangbangers but also Hollywood starlets and film producers. In a riveting narrative that takes the reader from Freddy's days as a cholo gang member to evangelical preacher to Hollywood body art guru to addiction counselor, Smile Now, Cry Later is, ultimately, a testament to that spark within us all, that catalyst which gives us the strength to survive, transform, and transcend all that can destroy" --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
364.1092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6439.U7
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Smile now, cry later : guns, gangs, and tattoos : my life in black and gray, Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781609806941
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plates
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957640306
  • ucoclc957640306
Label
Smile now, cry later : guns, gangs, and tattoos : my life in black and gray, Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781609806941
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plates
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957640306
  • ucoclc957640306

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