Symbols of a life of crime: The fading tattoos on Russia's gangland prisoners…

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

RussianCriminalTattoosGuide. I want to visit Russia some day...I feel like it's helpful to know.

RussianCriminalTattoosGuide. I want to visit Russia some day...I feel like it's helpful to know.

The epaulette tattooed on the shoulder, the thieves' stars and religious tattoos on the chest all denote this thief's high rank. The skull in the centre of the epaulette can be deciphered as: 'I am not and will never be a slave, no one can force me to work'. 'YK' indicates the bearer has been through the 'Intensive Colony'

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

The epaulette tattooed on the shoulder, the thieves' stars and religious tattoos on the chest all denote this thief's high rank. The skull in the centre of the epaulette can be deciphered as: 'I am not and will never be a slave, no one can force me to work'. 'YK' indicates the bearer has been through the 'Intensive Colony'

russian-mafia  cross between class and the outlaw motif

russian-mafia cross between class and the outlaw motif

russian-criminal-tattoos: This is what is destroying us! This tattoo is widespread in criminal circles. There are several versions, with and without text. [and one of my personal favourites]

russian-criminal-tattoos: This is what is destroying us! This tattoo is widespread in criminal circles. There are several versions, with and without text. [and one of my personal favourites]

Folio illustration agency, London, UK | Rui Ricardo - Editorial ∙ Advertising ∙ Graphic ∙ Travel - Illustrator

Folio illustration agency, London, UK | Rui Ricardo - Editorial ∙ Advertising ∙ Graphic ∙ Travel - Illustrator

Bratva #black #chest #neck #stomach #principles #lines #primitive #allblack…

Bratva #black #chest #neck #stomach #principles #lines #primitive #allblack…

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