Symbol type: Prison Tattoo
Hate Group/Extremist Organization: Aryan Brotherhood (AB)
Extremist Meaning or Representation: International white pride
Background/History: The letters "AB" represent Aryan Brotherhood, a prison gang that originated in 1967 in the California Department of Corrections at San Quentin. Many members display white supremacist ideology, but they are first and foremost a criminal gang involved in the methamphetamine trade. AB has also spawned other white gangs in the prison system. Sometimes, AB tattoos will identify a member's state of origin. Several common nicknames for AB members are Alice, Alice Baker, Tip & Brand, and The Brand.