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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.

Fuel has a new book out with 180 photos of Russian criminal tattoo from the 1960s-1980s. It is a Kickstarter-funded project.

Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive Text across the eyelids reads ‘DON’T / WAKE’. Eye tattoos are made by inserting a metal spoon under the eyelid so that the ‘needle’ doesn’t pierce the eye.

Great site about Russian Criminal Tattoos. (I shall not forgive betrayal!  A male or female ‘gypsy’ youth tattoo.)

Great site about Russian Criminal Tattoos. (I shall not forgive betrayal! A male or female ‘gypsy’ youth tattoo.

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