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.
The Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia is an exhaustive research project, the product of the lifetime works of Danzig Baldaev, prison guard and amateur artist during the Soviet period, and press photographer Sergei Vasiliev.
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.