Which Hand Do Mafia Members Wear Pinky Rings On?

In popular culture, Mafia members are pictured as wearing pinky rings on both hands to denote their affiliation with the mob. No cultural importance is attached to whether the ring is worn on the right or left hand.

Self-made men in the American Mafia wear pinky rings as a way to cover for their associates’ burial costs if they are killed while conducting Mafia business. For similar reasons, confidence tricksters and other criminals often wear pinky rings. The public’s perception of pinky rings as symbols of organised crime has been popularised by television programmes such as The Sopranos.


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