BBC - Culture - Russian prisoner tattoos Knuckling down  “According to an unwritten law among criminals, a convict w/o tattoos is looked down as white sheep in a black herd. Tattoos are a passport & biography, Reflect the convict’s interests outlook on life world view. Certain ‘distinguished’ tattoos that a convict earns the right to wear – visible signs of his authority & prestige.” Bracelets tattooed on  wrists indicate more than five years served in prison.

Secret meanings of Russian prisoner tattoos

Russian tattoo meanings

Tattoos of the Russian Mafia

snake w/ skull

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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 tattoo meaning{until we meet again} My tattoo I got after Craig passed away. #tattoo #loss

Russian tattoo meaning{until we meet again} My tattoo I got after Craig passed…

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