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RussianCriminalTattoosGuide. I want to visit Russia some day...I feel like it's helpful to know.

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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

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

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.

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:    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.

Danzig Baldaev’s Prison House of Flesh: Design Observer

Danzig Baldaev’s Prison House of Flesh

Middle left: This tattoo means ‘I ruined my life with vodka’ (40º is the standard strength of vodka). Middle centre: ‘Taishet and Ust-Kut’ [Gulag towns in the Irkutsk region]. ‘Where will wings of fate take me?’. Middle right: ‘VTK’ Educational Corrective Labour Camp. Bottom left: ‘Fate toys with man’ Hip, stomach, shoulder. This tattoo signifies ‘Dissatisfaction with one’s fate and the anticipation of death’. Bottom centre: Latin text reads ‘Life is Brief’. Bottom right: ‘My life – is…

Middle left: This tattoo means ‘I ruined my life with vodka’ (40º is the standard strength of vodka). Middle centre: ‘Taishet and Ust-Kut’ [Gulag towns in the Irkutsk region]. ‘Where will wings of fate take me?’. Middle right: ‘VTK’ Educational Corrective Labour Camp. Bottom left: ‘Fate toys with man’ Hip, stomach, shoulder. This tattoo signifies ‘Dissatisfaction with one’s fate and the anticipation of death’. Bottom centre: Latin text reads ‘Life is Brief’. Bottom right: ‘My life – is…

Certain tattoo designs have developed recognized coded meanings  russian-prison-tattoos.jpg (879×1162)

Certain tattoo designs have developed recognized coded meanings russian-prison-tattoos.jpg (879×1162)

Russian criminal tattoo, antisocial, anticommunist, labor camp, prison, flash, source http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/11/25/gulag_ink_decoding_russian_prison_tattoos

Russian criminal tattoo, antisocial, anticommunist, labor camp, prison, flash, source http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/11/25/gulag_ink_decoding_russian_prison_tattoos