Symbols, Colors, and Lingo
Their chief color is red and they avoid blue and the letter "C" because of their longstanding rivalry with the Crips. Bloods, and sometimes VLs, will wear the red No. 8 Budweiser jacket of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. The "B" represents Bloods to them, and the beer maker's five-point crown fits with the five-point star of the "People Nation." They refer to each other as "Dawg" and a dog is a favored tattoo. They will derisively refer to a Crip as a "Crab."
Ranks range from First Superior or General to soldier. Bloods are more likely to form alliances with Vice Lords to sell drugs or engage in other criminal activity than they are with Crips and GDs.
They will tag with "CK" for Crip Killer and consider anything red, such as a stop sign, as representative of the gang.