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

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

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 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 epaulette tattooed on the shoulder, the thieves' stars and religious tattoos on the chest all denote this thief's high rank. The skull in the centre of the epaulette can be deciphered as: 'I am not and will never be a slave, no one can force me to work'. 'YK' indicates the bearer has been through the 'Intensive Colony'

Symbols of a life of crime: The fading tattoos on Russia's gangland prisoners that can be read like a criminal underworld CV

The epaulette tattooed on the shoulder, the thieves' stars and religious tattoos on the chest all denote this thief's high rank. The skull in the centre of the epaulette can be deciphered as: 'I am not and will never be a slave, no one can force me to work'. 'YK' indicates the bearer has been through the 'Intensive Colony'

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)

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