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Russian Prison Tattoos: Except I think probably if you're caught with Russian mob tattoo's without belonging to the mob you'd be in trouble. Stars on knees = Bowing to no one.

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Female Russian prison 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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from Mail Online

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

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Drawings of Russian criminal tattoos by Danzig Baldaev. Collection: Fuel, London. From the essay: Danzig Baldaev's Prison House of Flesh

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My favorite Russian prison tattoo. The cat smoking a pipe mean the person is a skilled thief. Not sure about the hat.

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