Mi Vida Loca (∴) The three dots stand for “mi vida loca” my crazy life. Among Southern Californian gangs, a tattoo placed under the eye is used to signify the loss of a loved one or good friend. An empty tear means murder killed the loved one. A filled up tattoo signifies the loved one killed themselves or, another cause killed them; accidental or for instance, a death penalty sentence. Tattoo's with a half-empty top and a half full bottom means that the loved one had been murdered but the tattoo wearer murdered their killer.