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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.

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. It was widespread in the prison camp system of the former USSR.  [The tattoo reminds me of something… can anyone enlighten me to what it may be?]

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. It was widespread in the prison camp system of the former USSR. [The tattoo reminds me of something… can anyone enlighten me to what it may be?]

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