The taggers are now famous here..................

Mexico
March 20, 2013 8:16am CST
I told everyone a few days back, about the tagging problem here in Mexico. Its real bad here. The gang asked me if they could do some art on my wall. I agreed after my son talked to them. Its the neatest thing. Im trying to get a photo posted here. Well now, word has got out in our neighborhood. And other owners have asked me to ask the gang, to do theirs as well. As it looks better than all those gang signs. So my son has scheduled a gang meeting for coffee and things here tomorrow at 8am. He will try and get them together to do something good in our town. Like they did here at my home.
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@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
20 Mar 13
well hope that all goes well with this it is always good if the do it with a little taste look forward to seeing some of the photos have a great hump day
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• Mexico
20 Mar 13
I hope I can get someone to take them for me. We dont have a camera for that here.
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• Mexico
20 Mar 13
well it would still be great to see all the art that they do for your town
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• Mexico
22 Mar 13
Sure would here in mexico city. It looks so bad to see all that bad stuff on peoples stores.
• Philippines
20 Mar 13
Wow good what excellent example for a good citizens hope many are participating.
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• Mexico
20 Mar 13
Sure is, may turn into something good here. We have a big grafitti problem all over our great city. Just like all around the world.
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• United States
22 Mar 13
So, how did the meeting go? Are they going to create new artwork for your wall, as well as your neighbors? I hope your brother is successful-maybe we'll hear something in the States, if your brother's plan works out.
• Mexico
22 Mar 13
It was ok, they are going to see monday if a few show up to paint a few stores. i think once people see how good a job they do. Many more businesses will want it as well. Only time will tell.
• United States
22 Mar 13
Did you post any pictures of your wall?
• Mexico
23 Mar 13
Not yet. My brother has the camera. And hes been out of town. As soon as he gets back I sure will.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
20 Mar 13
In my country, tagging is a huge problem, too. Oh, and they even carve their tagger signs into the windows of the buses and trams and trains, too. It's just awful. I mean, wall paintings can be erased, but window scars... gah. I do think proper graffiti art can look nice - done by talented people and fixed with the owners of the property. And in certain places of the city - I live in the capital, and some people tag in places where graffiti and tagging just don't seem good, like the posh part of the inner city.
• Mexico
20 Mar 13
Here is well, even the federal building gets tagged here.
@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
21 Mar 13
There was some guy going around my area writing stuff like Sexy are you, or Are you still down, (maybe because the building there is lower, I think he watches people and makes comments. Duh! Yes talented people are more appreciated.
• Mexico
22 Mar 13
Its bad here. Most gangs paint their signs and very bad words all over buildings. i wish it could be controled better.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
20 Mar 13
Maria...I believe what YOU and YOUR SON are doing is SUPERB! Wonderful!~ You are giving these Gang members...a leg up, a place in society, and I truly believe, once you have installed this pride in them..their Murals gracing many walls--they will make a supreme effort to protect them, like they are their own property. You/your son, are wonderful contributors to your community, by turning this around! Not that it makes any difference, but you commented on one of my posts, that you love the U.S., so just wondering if you knew that I am Canadian..LOL!
• Mexico
20 Mar 13
thanks, Id rather have them on our good side than bad. it also helps business for me. As many have come in and spent money here these past 4 or 5 days. So a win , win for me.
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• Canada
20 Mar 13
and a HUGE win, win for them! They will garner respect in the community.
• Mexico
20 Mar 13
Sure is, I hope it leads to getting them of the streets and other bad things.
@inertia4 (27775)
• United States
27 Mar 13
Thats the way to do it. Get those kids involved in something positive. Then they will feel needed and wanted. I am sure it will make them feel like members of the community after this meeting. Then maybe someone should talk to them about becoming artists and trying to make money with all that talent.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
Sure is, so far they have done mine and 2 other markets here.
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@inertia4 (27775)
• United States
1 Apr 13
Thats great. I bet they feel needed right now. And besides, like you said, they have mega talent. That helps.
@marguicha (104004)
• Chile
27 Apr 13
I have a niece that studied art and her thing are graffitis. In my town there have been several groups of wall painters who used walls in a creative way to express their political opinions. Most of them were groups born during the time of dictator Pinochet.
• Mexico
27 Apr 13
Really, its funny here. They used to make my wall look so bad. But after they pained the murals no one had touched it. Still so pretty.
@Hugsy25 (274)
• Canada
4 Apr 13
I hope you can get pictures, they are pretty bad at that here, but mainly its kids thinking they are cool for doing it. The put up special boards for them to spray paint as much and as often as they like and sometimes it looks really good. But we still seem to have people tagging stores and mail boxes.
• Mexico
4 Apr 13
I will soon, I keep forgetting to tell my brother. it son my list to do...
@mawee79 (404)
• Italy
26 Mar 13
Pretty curious to see a pic of the wall! It must be great! :)
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
We are trying here. My brother is in charge of the photos. Im trying hard.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
24 Mar 13
Well done both of you. It appears that you have instilled your goodness into your son. What a fine young man he will become. I do so wish we could have some photos though.
• Mexico
24 Mar 13
thanks, they are so far going to paint 3 stores. Hope they get more soon.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 13
That is absolutely something positive to do most the gang here only do the bad things like racing motorcycle in a public street there were four young teenagers die this week
• Mexico
24 Mar 13
Dont get me wrong 99% of them here are real bad as well. But most are good people with just nothing better to do.
@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
21 Mar 13
That's pretty cool that something that was seen in a negative light is now being looked at as more of an art form. Community effort to pull it all together is wonderful.
• Mexico
21 Mar 13
Yes, because most of them are just looking for a place to do this great art at.
@hereandthere (33031)
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
i wish we could see the pictures. you and your son have a purpose in that neighborhood.
• Mexico
21 Mar 13
we are trying to get someone here to take some photos. I promise Ill post them as soon as I get them.
@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
20 Mar 13
I like Art. He is fine fellow. When cities pay artists it is great for everyone. People can encourage this kind behavior in their neighborhood too sure. Some good does come out of it and you know many of the bad ones have artistic talent too, they just need to learn how to express it. You do good things Maria.
• Mexico
20 Mar 13
Yes, i do as well. These guys do a great job. Even buy the supplies like paints themselfs.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
20 Mar 13
Do you see how one act of kindness can multiply into something big? This is so wonderful.My heart is singing for you and I would love to give that son of yours a big hug for being so wonderful
• Mexico
20 Mar 13
Sure does, i used to hate seeing that bad stuff on the side of my home. After city painted it, theyd get it in 2-3 days.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 13
Wouldn't it be nice if they got rewarded for their 'trade' or their reputation got into the local papers, taggers are always seen in a bad light and many see them as blatant vandals, but not in this instance, maybe the taggers should get some good publicity for a change, and who knows it might lead to something, if news gets out everyone will be wanting their services!
• Mexico
20 Mar 13
I agree, might help them give up their other bad habits as well. I sure hope so. Ive met like 6 of them. All seems like good guys.