Rites of Passage / web
The Brutal Tattoo Ritual Built on Pain
VICE follows the orchestrators behind the Brutal Black Project, the tattoo collective where mandalas go to die and pain is prioritized over aesthetics.
Rites of Passage
Inside a Gang Initiation with the Silent Murder Crips
VICE followed a young prospect in Brooklyn looking to join the Crips to see what it takes to get initiated, from finding a way to meet gang members to getting "squared in"—a vicious beating at the hands of the members.