'The Great Chingis-Khan' This tattoo was worn by A convict named Dorzhap, and drawn by the artist V. Makushkin, both men were sentanced together for fighting with six Russian Old Believers, who called them 'yellow-faced monkeys who have only just lost your tails' and 'slanty-eyes'. As they both skilled in martial arts, they easily dealt with the name-callers. They were sentenced to five years imprisonment for hooliganism.

‘The Great Chingis-Khan’ This tattoo was worn by A convict named Dorzhap, and drawn by the artist V. Makushkin, both men were sentanced together for fighting with six Russian Old Believers, who called.

russian-mafia  cross between class and the outlaw motif

russian-mafia cross between class and the outlaw motif

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

Russian Mafia Tattoo

Inspiration for the tattoos on Sergei Stranvinska, an alleged Russian enforcer for the Egan family, of which Father Shane Egan is from.

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