russian prison tattoo - skull and crown

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell, Sergei Vasiliev, Danzig Baldaev. This would be fascinating bedside reading.

Russian Prison Tattoos - Part 1 of 2 Spider/Spider Web – Drug User/ Addict Monastery/Church/Castle – A common tattoo rep the bearer’s time insider, the no of towers to the building usually denotes the no of years

Russian Prison Tattoos - Part 1 of 2 Spider/Spider Web – Drug User/ Addict Monastery/Church/Castle – A common tattoo rep the bearer’s time insider, the no of towers to the building usually denotes the no of years

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There are hundreds or more prison tattoos since almost all prisons have their own style of tattoos. Here are 12 of the most known types of prison tattoos.

Russian Prison Tattoos

russian-criminal-tattoos: Translation: ‘Take out bitches, stool-pigeons and traitors!’ The acronym ‘MIR’ spells the word for peace and stands for ‘Shooting will reform me’.

russian-criminal-tattoos:    Latin: ‘Remember your mortality’  This tattoo was worn by a prisoner convicted of the theft of either state or public property, he was sentenced to twenty-five years imprisonment.

russian-criminal-tattoos: Latin: ‘Remember your mortality’ This tattoo was worn by a prisoner convicted of the theft of either state or public property, he was sentenced to twenty-five years imprisonment.

Russian prison tattoo:  "I SEE MY DESTINY" - AW

Russian criminal tattoos via Forestbound . These tattoos are part of a collection of designs collected by a Russian prison guard.

Danzig Baldaev’s Prison House of Flesh: Design Observer

Danzig Baldaev’s Prison House of Flesh

Rick Poynor on the Russian prison tattoo flash art of Danzig Baldaev on show in London along with photographs of tattooed prisoners by Sergei Vasiliev.

Russian Prison Tattoos. Every tattoo has a meaning.

Symbols of a life of crime: The fading tattoos on Russia's gangland prisoners that can be read like a criminal underworld CV

‘Only death will reform me! Solikamsk Supreme Soviet Presidium decree The tattoo of a criminal 'authority’ and 'legitimate thief’ among convicts.

A humourous hooligan tattoo, typical in corrective labour camps in the north and the Taiga. The most common name for this tattoo is ‘Misha the accordion player’. The wearer was convicted for hooliganism.

russian-criminal-tattoos: A humourous hooligan tattoo, typical in corrective labour camps in the north and the Taiga. The most common name for this tattoo is ‘Misha the accordion player’. The wearer was convicted for hooliganism.

The Visual Encyclopedia of Russian Prison Tattoos | VICE | United States

The Visual Encyclopedia of Russian Prison Tattoos

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