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Prison Tattoos and Their Meanings

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There is a vast difference between gang tattoos of different mafias. The Russian mafia tattoos paid great attention to detail and are secretive in nature, while the American gang tattoos are just marks of membership and do not carry specific meanings.

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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 prison tattoo:  "I SEE MY DESTINY" - AW

Russian criminal tattoos via Forestbound . These tattoos are part of a collection of designs collected by a Russian prison guard.