Gawkers from around the world drop into the shop, eager to see the master of the black-and-gray prison-style tat. He prayed and began to turn his life around. Did it have to go that way? And it was hard time. Then, Negrete was diagnosed with a congestive heart condition, which forced him to confront his own death as never before.
His son Lorenzo struggled in school, got involved in gang activity, and was killed in a shooting.
But his Christian life would eventually fall apart, leading him into a severe depression. This led to an opportunity to work as lead artist on the film Blood In, Blood Out He violated his probation and served another year in County in On a personal note, the book helped me understand the deep roots of the first tattoos I got as a year-old: And this book, Smile Now, Cry Later: Turning his attention to the causes of street kids and justice reform, he eventually became a pastor, and was married.
He plunged back into the drug scene and spent a year in LA County jail for a robbery. His particular kind of theology is indigenous to Los Angeles, born of his own multicultural roots and experience. He was forced to leave Santa Barbara. Not unlike others who find religion in or after prison, he went all the way.
Drugs put him back in prison — this time Folsom — and later in Los Angeles County jail. Miraculously, he managed to negotiate and survive that perilous terrain, populated by guards, wards, gangs, and his own demons. It traces the story of a throbbing postwar Los Angeles sprawl, but also unpacks the unique drama of Negrete himself, the gangbanger-turned-artist.
Angelenos are finally learning to take care of their own. To date, Negrete has worked on over 30 Hollywood films. It was in this setting that he reconnected with his Mexican and Chicano roots through gangbanging: But drugs would continue to plague his life, and a second marriage would fail.
In a sense, they helped him recover his Jewish identity, from his mother. Furthermore, his own Christian beliefs were never challenged by the Jewish community — he never denied Christ. This triggered another downward spiral for Negrete.
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