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ace of spades

Posted by Jaydee from IP: 71.104.173.249 on 01/29/06

Does anybody know the meaning of the ace of spades tattoo?



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RE:ace of spades

Posted by Sayaphsy from IP: 142.161.167.162 on 02/03/06
canada

During the Vietnam War American soldiers would leave the Ace of Spades on thier slain enemies. Something like that, Im pretty positive that if you do a search on the Vietnam war and the Ace of spades something would come up.


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Posted by Tommysdad from IP: 68.238.132.146 on 03/19/06
Bandon OR.97411

The ace of spades is the death card. It was used on the helmets of g.i.'s in Vietnam, their hope was that if the enemy saw it, representing death, they would not be fired at.


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Posted by HypeHype from IP: 212.246.43.154 on 06/02/06
europe

Yes, that is a american version and hype version of meaning of ace of spades. I have read that Vietnamese people didn't even scared of that, it was just a american hype.

Usually, it means just power. It's the highest card in the deck and unbeatable in most games.


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by Cactus Al from IP: 65.175.1.166 on 06/02/06

Plus it mean you are a MOTORHEAD FAN!!!!!

BABY I DON'T WANNA LIVE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(THROW YOUR HEAD BACK AND LOOK AT THE SKY LIKE LEMMY MAN!!!!))))


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Posted by J-Werk from IP: 168.166.22.18 on 06/02/06
Abby Normals House for the Talented and Gifted

Here, chew on this.....

"The Ace of Spades has been employed, on numerous occasions, in the theatre of war. In the Second World War, the soldiers of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the American 101st Airborne Division were marked with the spades symbol painted on the sides of their helmets. In this capacity, it was used to represent good luck, due to its fortunate connotations in card playing...."

"Some twenty years later, the Ace of Spades was again used by American soldiers — this time as a psychological weapon in the Vietnam War. It was erroreously believed that Vietnamese ancient traditions held the symbolism of the spade to mean death and ill-fortune. The soldiers were quick to pick up this misconception, and in a bid to scare away Viet Cong soldiers without firefight, it was common practice to leave an Ace of Spades on the bodies of killed Vietnamese and even to litter the forested grounds and fields with the card. This custom was believed to be so effective, that the Bicycle Playing Cards company was asked to supply crates of that single card in bulk. The crates were often marked with "Bicycle Secret Weapon".

"The Ace of Spades, while not a symbol of superstitious fear to the VC, did help the morale of American soldiers. It was not unheard of for US soldiers and Marines to stick this card in their helmet band as a sort of anti-peace sign."

"More recently, in 2003 a deck of Most-wanted Iraqi playing cards issued to U.S. soldiers during Operation Iraqi Freedom; each card had the picture of a wanted Iraqi official on it. Saddam Hussein got the nickname "Ace of Spades" as his was the face which adorned that card."

Care for some pop culture?....
...In Robert Louis Stevenson's story "The Suicide Club" (1878), the Ace of Spades functions as the "sign of death" within a secret society whose members commit "suicide" by submitting to be killed, if they draw the Ace of Spades from a pack of 52 cards during a club meeting, by another member drawing the Ace of Clubs.
....In the film Toy Story 2, Mr. Potato Head and Hamm the Pig play a card game composed of Ace of Spades cards. This comes before Woody had a dream that his child owner, Andy, abandons him for being broken. Woody falls in a vortex full of Aces of Spades, falls through one of the spades, and lands in a trash can under a spade-shaped beam of light.
....The heavy metal band Motörhead's most famous song (and album of the same title) is named after the Ace of Spades.
....The Ace of Spades is featured in the end of George Orwell's Animal Farm when Mr. Pilkington and Napoleon the pig play the card against each other during a card game and start to argue.
....In the episode "Pray Anything" of the T.V show The Simpsons, Arnie Pie(a local reporter) claims that Kent Brockman's(a local news anchor) soul is as black as an Ace of Spades.

*weezing*


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Posted by Cactus Al from IP: 65.175.1.166 on 06/02/06

Werk, I gotta say one thing. At least you know how to use your search engine. Let it be known throughout the Kindom that sir J-Werk, I dub the Knight of Search Engines!!


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by J-Werk from IP: 168.166.22.15 on 06/02/06
Abby Normals House for the Talented and Gifted

*Graciously bows in acceptance of his newly given title of noblity*...WHACK!....*Taz giggles and slips his Chip Chord back into it's sheath.*


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by J-Werk from IP: 168.166.22.15 on 06/02/06
Abby Normals House for the Talented and Gifted

...SMACK!...Dammit!...*Clip Chord!*....Geeez!


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by foxy106 from IP: 68.84.130.154 on 07/28/06
baltimore Maryland Uninted stated

I am getting an ace of spades today and i am getting it with a friend... symbolizing 2 of a kind....


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by kmesiano@yahoo.com from IP: 24.73.138.86 on 07/28/06

eye for eye tooth for tooth


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by Dumbass from IP: 205.188.116.130 on 08/26/06
US

where im from having the ace of spades tattoo meant either you were a high ranking official in a gang or that you are a thief by trade.


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Posted by hearnoevil55@hotmail.com from IP: 24.70.95.203 on 10/18/06

the ace of space on your arm means that you "always got an ace up your sleeve"


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by yesisaidoi@yahoo.com from IP: 198.236.13.33 on 01/08/07

each symbol of the deck stands for something in american culture, it was i believe started by the immigrants. Spade was for the millitary, probably cause the ace of spades was considered the highest card in the deck, Club stood for the working class, the civilians who broke there back to get us to where we are today, the heart stood for the church, and the diamond was a symbol of the ruling class the elite bastards who pulled themself to power using the backs of the working class.


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by Lee from IP: 64.59.144.87 on 05/19/07
Canada

Hey, my Grandfather had the black spade tattoo on his arm and he was in WWII. I asked him before he died what it meant and he said.. Grave diggers union. ANybody know about any Canadian uses? ie..?


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Posted by Big Booty Mona from IP: 212.107.116.238 on 06/17/07
London - UK

Doesn't Ace of Spade means woman who loves black men?
I heard Ace of Spade Tattoo is used on woman's body to indicate her sexual desire for black men only..............please correct me if I am wrong.Thanks


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by Melissa from IP: 81.98.173.140 on 09/01/07

Well I have one of those tattoos and it means what you said Mona. Maybe the usage has changed over the years.


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by aksteimer@hotmail.com from IP: 71.193.77.46 on 02/09/08

Here follows individual meanings of each Card. ACE OF SPADES POWER The energy that is within us all; the essential force of being. It cannot be denied.
TWO OF SPADES GAIN Physical and mental betterment; one's work is succeeding.
THREE OF SPADES HEALTH Stability; disappearance of illness or decay.
FOUR OF SPADES FREEDOM Lifting of oppression; the inner power of the individual stands unchained.
FIVE OF SPADES COMPETITION Healthy conflict, bringing about the better of all parties involved.
SIX OF SPADES MEDIOCRITY Lack of progress; mundanity.
SEVEN OF SPADES HUMILIATION Embarrassment; a waste of human effort.
EIGHT OF SPADES LOSS The loss of something physical or mental.
NINE OF SPADES ARROGANCE Taking one's position too seriously; overconfidence.
TEN OF SPADES DEFEAT Destruction of one's accomplishments or attempts; physical or mental reduction.
JACK OF SPADES CHANGE The essential force in all things. Change can be for the better or for the worse; only the individual can decide which he or she wants.
QUEEN OF SPADES VULNERABILITY Opening up oneself to injury or to downfall.
KING OF SPADES VICTORY Triumph; physical or mental release.
ACE OF DIAMONDS MATERIALITY The physical; the temptations.
TWO OF DIAMONDS LOYALTY Staying besides oneself or one's responsibilities.
THREE OF DIAMONDS HONESTY Being true to oneself and those around one.
FOUR OF DIAMONDS CHARITY Giving to the needy, not necessarily in physical considerations.
FIVE OF DIAMONDS CONFUSION Material unrest; one is unsure of oneself.
SIX OF DIAMONDS ANXIETY Further material unrest; one is starting to lose control of that which is in and around one.
SEVEN OF DIAMONDS FUTILITY Work for nothing.
EIGHT OF DIAMONDS FEAR That which will end us all if not put into its proper place.
NINE OF DIAMONDS BIAS Unneeded prejudice; blindness.
TEN OF DIAMONDS FRAUD Lies, deceit, sin.
JACK OF DIAMONDS PATIENCE One of the greater things in life; one must learn to wait for what is coming to one. All things happen, given the right place and the right opportunity.
QUEEN OF DIAMONDS VANITY Pettiness; personal materiality taken to the negative extreme.
KING OF DIAMONDS CONTENTMENT Happiness and solemnness with one's position in the world.
ACE OF CLUBS SPIRITUALITY That which is without, and yet within. All of us have the energy inside of ourselves, if we wish to let it out.
TWO OF CLUBS (or THE CIRCLE) SIMPLICITY The perfection of spirituality. The oneness and beauty of the circle; the solidarity and singularity of a point. Nothing is better.
THREE OF CLUBS COMPREHENSION Understanding, cognition, positive thought energy.
FOUR OF CLUBS RESPONSIBILITY Taking care of one's commitments.
FIVE OF CLUBS REFLECTION Looking at one's own accomplishments and failures and feelings. The importance of this is not known to the nonspiritual.
SIX OF CLUBS INNOCENCE Naivete; failure to attempt to understand the world around one.
SEVEN OF CLUBS DISAPPOINTMENT Disappointment in oneself; unwarranted unhappiness in the world around one.
EIGHT OF CLUBS INSTABILITY Internal strife; the foundations within are crumbling.
NINE OF CLUBS STAGNATION Fermentation; worthlessness.
TEN OF CLUBS IMMATURITY Failing to understand one's place in the world; taking for granted.
JACK OF CLUBS SHAME Shame is dangerous. One need not be ashamed of oneself; there are many other things in this Universe that demand attention, and warrant more.
QUEEN OF CLUBS EQUILIBRIUM The essential balance of the Universe. All was once in Equilibrium; one day, all will return.
KING OF CLUBS FORESIGHT The ability to predict what is coming; an important attribute in any person.
ACE OF HEARTS LOVE That communion between two souls, with a beauty that can never be forgotten or ignored.
TWO OF HEARTS (or THE LOVERS) INVOLVEMENT The meeting and joining of two souls.
THREE OF HEARTS OPPORTUNITY The chance for betterment that one should never miss or overlook.
FOUR OF HEARTS INSPIRATION That spark of genius that arises when one is touched by love.
FIVE OF HEARTS APATHY Disinterest. One of the more dangerous of the evils.
SIX OF HEARTS REGRET Disappointment in oneself or one's actions from a previous time. What is past is past. What is future is another thing.
SEVEN OF HEARTS FANTASY Dangerous self-involvement. It is healthy to wonder and wander among oneself -- but it is dangerous to take this too far.
EIGHT OF HEARTS OBSESSION Love taken for itself; love for another in spite of the other. Love is the sharing of two souls, not the stealing of one.
NINE OF HEARTS HATRED Antipathy, often caused of failed or failing love.
TEN OF HEARTS ISOLATION Loneliness; desperation; unending sadness.
JACK OF HEARTS JEALOUSY Obsession turned around; the stealing of a soul that is not one's to steal.
QUEEN OF HEARTS COMPASSION Oh, the beauty of love!
KING OF HEARTS (or THE SUICIDE KING) SELF-DESTRUCTION The taking of oneself, literally or figuratively, for selfish and worthless causes.
FIRST TRUMP LIFE Evolution, beauty, and harmony. Infinity.
SECOND TRUMP DEATH Stagnation, ugliness, and chaos. Zero


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by stoic from IP: 198.54.202.246 on 11/21/08
south africa

We all know that america is not an exiting place to stay. so they make up BS like this ace of spades thing in that war.

But what ace of spades mean is your soul or spirit, energy from within. Damn i Hate america.


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by PFC Lee from IP: 207.237.42.6 on 03/20/09

thats cool AMERICA HATES YOU TOO 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment USMC go fuck your self


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by pep from IP: 114.72.136.16 on 05/18/09
AUS

The Ace of Spades is the card of destiny.


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by j0xer from IP: 173.59.251.17 on 08/11/09

In russia the suits stand for different criminals......Spades is the suit of thieves, hearts is pimps, clubs is killers and diamonds for hustlers......usually an ace of spades would mean a high ranking thief and you would have to answer for having each tatoo that has such meanings,and youd better be what your tattoo says you are...............people been killed for less


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Posted by notgonnasay@aol.com from IP: 24.177.28.178 on 08/14/09
Secret, US

As I said in a similar post. The spade is an extremely important object in the history of Marine Recon. As for it being an icon for any other types of military units, fuck them, they don't deserve our spade. After a Recon Marines first combat deployment, he gets the Recon Combat Jack tattooed either on the inside of his right bicep or across his back. The spade is then used as a kill count/kill tally. The spades can be arranged in different patterns or colors, and a change in color represents a different mission or deployment. A green spade, at a seperate place on the body, represents a lost brother. Enjoy that history, Aaruga.


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Posted by yoyoyoyo@yahoo.com from IP: 75.89.179.90 on 08/14/09

We all know that america is not an exiting place to stay. so they make up BS like this ace of spades thing in that war.

But what ace of spades mean is your soul or spirit, energy from within. Damn i Hate america.


FUCK YOU! YOU SHIT EATIN' AIDS INFECTED, PIECE OF GARBAGE, FROM A NOTHING COUNTRY I WOULDNT PISS ON IF IT WAS ON FIRE! YOU HAVE FUN IN SOUTH AFRICA, WERE MURDER, RAPE, AIDS, HUNGER, AND FLYS BLOWING YOUR ASS IS A NATIONAL PAST TIME. LOL MOTHER FUCKER, FUCK YOU. US NAVY 2 YRS, USS INDEPENDENCE CV62.


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by usa from IP: 75.89.179.90 on 08/16/09

USA! USA! USA! USA!


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by yoyoyo from IP: 71.30.210.116 on 08/21/09

i love tattoos and the usa. i am so sick of ppl from other countries, bashing america, but when the shit hits the fan, they are the first to stick their hand out. Most of them talk about how great their home country is, but yet they keep flocking to america in groves. If your contry is so great then stay there, we dont need ya.


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by yoyoyoyo@yahoo.com from IP: 71.28.211.199 on 08/24/09

who let the dogs out?


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by lol from IP: 75.117.170.177 on 08/31/09
htzxh

Black binder clips rule!


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by welshman26@hotmail.com from IP: 86.138.42.43 on 10/14/09
Isle of Wight UK

Ace of Spades was old school designs as regards tattoo`s normally you would find it with a 13 in it as this was not an unlucky number to gamblers.


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Posted by demian@yahoo.com from IP: 93.46.186.17 on 01/21/10
Europe, USA

Idiot, uneducated Americans..you embarrass me and you embarrass yourselves.

Read a book or something *soldier* ..don't know how to express yourself without FU this.. FU that..

Making the world free, right? Home of the free? right....

Eat your big mac, polish your guns, and invade people's privacy with your papparazzi. Your Roman Empire is falling.

America is a sad and violent place generally, and no, not very exciting. People are genereally very kind, but generally very sad due to the way of life there. It reveals itself in ways such as violence, eating, buying excessively, etc..

i'll trade genuine manners and freedom over security any day friend.

Regards
American abroad

PS:
13: This can be found on a patch alone or in conjunction with other symbols. There are three definitions to what it means, the most common being associated with drugs and narcotics.

* The letter M, being the 13th letter of the alphabet, often is said to stand for marijuana or motorcycle. Generally, it is assumed someone wearing a 13 patch is either a user of marijuana or other drugs, or is involved with the sale of them rather than 13/M simply standing for Motorcycle.
* An episode of the History Channel's Gangland states that the M stands for "methamphetamine" for the Sons of Silence motorcycle club.[1]
* The third definition of a 13 patch is that the wearer is his own judge & jury - this is due to 13 standing for 12 jurors and a judge.


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by gotdatwork415@yahoo.com from IP: 67.180.144.230 on 04/12/10

The Ace of Spades Tattoo is also a known gang tattoo showing affiliation to the "Asian Boyz" gang who are prominent in SoCal.


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Posted by stupidaso europeein' from IP: 69.181.121.76 on 04/13/10
Ca. USA

Demian, you ignorant wannabe frenchy. A Marine is not a soldier, dumb fuck. We American's use words like dumb fuck to describe one like yourself. No need to pussy foot around sissy boys like you. There isn't a more descriptive or articulate way of describing sissy bitches like you.

P.S. Dumbfuck. Europe is soooo great. The land of 3 genocides in the last 60 years while Europeein's were being sissy boys like you, they stood by and watched while in their own backyard the slaughter of ethnic and religious groups after bitch boys like you allowed some other dumb fuck Europeein's came to power because bitch boys like you didn't have the courage to stop them. And you have a problem with guns? Fucking try and take ours, fuckwad.

Here's a Fu Fu for ya, asshole. Fuck you and your Europeein' sissy bitch boys. We saved your ass twice in the last 60 years, so shut your fucking pie hole you mother fucking little punk ass bitch. Brave mother fucker on the keyboard you be. You talk of Son's of Silence like you know what the fuck you speak of. You're just a son of a bitch.


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Posted by NeonFox from IP: 81.98.93.247 on 05/26/10
United Kingdom

Much as i enjoy reading a good argument I have to ask why the hostility? Why bring up WWII ? Almost everyone will have lost ancestors to it. To put a positive spin on it we discovered that with mutual cooperation we kick ass.

Aside from the, shall we say heated discussion, I am really grateful for the info. I am doing a project at Uni on the meaning of tattoos in various countries.

P.S. for clarification I am true neutral here being as I am part British part Native American, and as such love both places. Born and raised in England but Mi (Detroit) is my second home.

I would also like to point out I am a supporter of armed forces in both countries as I have friends serving in every military branch on both sides of the atlantic. And I am proud of each and every one.


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Posted by nathan.lake@bigpond.com from IP: 60.228.226.71 on 10/02/10
australia

as far as i know and having it twice in my body is that people hate the queen of spades (the bitch). And that embracing the ace is embracing our chance at bad luck, Which at any point luck we gotta hope serves us well






































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Posted by maddog from IP: 173.28.230.38 on 10/15/10

ace of spades is also a symbol in motorcycle clubs as a sign that the guy wearing it will fight til death if nessacary to protect himself his club and/or his family


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Posted by bybee from IP: 74.60.59.61 on 11/05/10
clk wa. usa

where i am from, the ace of spades stands for victory over death, growing up in gang neighborhoods, i have seen many young men with multiple gunshot wounds and an ace to match, most of these guys also had filled teardrop tats as well representing lives they have taken, if the teardrop is hollow or just the outline it is for brothers in that gang that have died. also in some L.A gangs the ace represents a Lt. ranking member who has taken 5 or more lives. the spade is placed after the fourth teardrop, and it is most of the time put on the upper left shoulder.


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Posted by bybee from IP: 74.60.59.61 on 11/05/10
clk wa. usa

where i am from, the ace of spades stands for victory over death, growing up in gang neighborhoods, i have seen many young men with multiple gunshot wounds and an ace to match, most of these guys also had filled teardrop tats as well representing lives they have taken, if the teardrop is hollow or just the outline it is for brothers in that gang that have died. also in some L.A gangs the ace represents a Lt. ranking member who has taken 5 or more lives. the spade is placed after the fourth teardrop, and it is most of the time put on the upper left shoulder.


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Posted by Anon from IP: 121.208.50.199 on 02/10/11
Australia

It originally meant that stamp duty had been paid on the deck of cards back in the 1600s.


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RE:ace of spades

Posted by PFC G from IP: 208.79.15.162 on 06/21/11

1st Battalion 3rd Marines fuk u get out if u dnt like it


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