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

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The epaulette tattooed on the shoulder, the thieves' stars and religious tattoos on the chest all denote this thief's high rank

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

Russian Prison Tattoos (Historical) The epaulette tattooed on the shoulder, the thieves stars and religious tattoos on the chest all denote this thiefs high rank

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.

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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-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]

Russian prison tattoos

Russian Criminal Tattoos

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.

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The 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.

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