If you have been around the motorcycle scene for a while, especially in a motorcycle club, you surely have heard of patches and MC clubs.. One such patch that gets much attention is the diamond-shaped one with the number 13
There have been different meanings and misinformation about the 13 patch for decades. This post will talk about the true origins and what the patch means.
It was used by the early outlaw clubs to mark their distinctions from the AMA clubs and also express their dissatisfaction and defiance of AMA. In the early 30s, AMA tried to take over the motorcycling and club scene
13 1/2 is the Indigenous people’s perspective on the American judicial system. We never want to put ourselves in a position of being judged by 12 Jurors, 1 Judge and having half a chance.
May stand for the letter “M” (13th letter of alphabet), and indicate the wearer smokes pot, or uses “crank” (methamphetamine).. The unlucky number is treated as an antidote to conventional bad luck and identifier to other ink enthusiasts
The number 13 brings the test, the suffering and the death. It symbolises the death to the matter or to oneself and the birth to the spirit: the passage on a higher level of existence
There is a lot of controversy and misunderstanding surrounding the “Diamond 13” patch. If you ask 10 different bikers what the patch means, you’ll get 10 different answers
Some will say it means “only 12 Jurors and 1 Judge can judge me. Some 1% clubs use the patch in recognition and to identify their support clubs.
A friend of mine who was a member of one of these early “Outlaw” MC, relayed the following;. The “Diamond 13” patch got it’s founding in Southern California in the early 30’s as an anti-AMA patch
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With the addition of a biker patch to their attire, bike enthusiasts can express themselves without uttering a word. One look and you can guess whether the biker belongs to a motorcycle club, his rank in that club, his mood, color preference, individual style, and personality.
Everything ranging from letters to symbols to numbers to logos has its own meanings. Bikers take great pride in the community and the club they represent
Bikers are very particular about everything, and their club is just not about riding bikes. There is much more to just biking with the members of the clubs.
It is to be understood that different numbers represent different things in the biking world. Every number has a different meaning and especially the number 13 is the one that is very common as well as special for the biker
Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: Aspects of the One-Percenter Culture for Emergency Department Personnel to Consider. Outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs) are an iconic element of the criminal landscape in the United States, the country of their origin
When one member of an OMG is injured, other members and associates are likely to arrive in the ED to support the injured member. The extant literature for ED personnel lacks an overview of the culture of OMGs, a culture that promotes the display of unique symbols and that holds certain paraphernalia as integral to an outlaw biker’s identity and pride
Knowledge of their symbols, values, and hierarchy can be crucial to maintaining order in the ED when an injured outlaw biker presents to the ED. We used standard search engines to obtain reports from law enforcement agencies and studies in academic journals on OMGs