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At the fair, an American girl came up to us and asked us to double-check the Cyrillic Russian letters that made up her tattoo... This unique tattoo says "Everlasting Love" and in Russian "Любовь вечна"   What do you think of it?

At the fair, an American girl came up to us and asked us to double-check the Cyrillic Russian letters that made up her tattoo. This unique tattoo says "Everlasting Love" and in Russian "Любовь вечна" What do you think of it?

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Russian Prison Tattoos - Part 1 of 2 Spider/Spider Web – Drug User/ Addict Monastery/Church/Castle – A common tattoo rep the bearer’s time insider, the no of towers to the building usually denotes the no of years

Female Russian prison tattoo."I look at life as it is". "A female tattoo…

‘I look at life as it is’ A female tattoo imitating a male tattoo. The bearer was a prostitute and thief who had robbed her drunken clients in their apartments. She was sentenced under Article 144 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR.

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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: Don’t touch me if you want to live!

A typical ‘grin’ of a criminal of status. This menacing tattoo depicting a werewolf is usually applied to so-called ‘satanists’ or ‘dunces’ - inveterate transgressors of the prison regime.

‘But in the graveyard everything is peaceful, everything is proper, absolute bliss!’. Text on the sickle reads ‘Glory to the Agricultural State Camp Administration!’.    Leningrad. 1989.     from Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, Volume I, by Danzig Baldaev

‘But in the graveyard everything is peaceful, everything is proper, absolute bliss! Text on the sickle reads ‘Glory to the Agricultural State Camp Administration! from Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, Volume I, by Danzig Baldaev