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Friday, September 8, 2023

Save and Preserve tattoo

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Russian criminal tattoo on statues by Fabio Viale

Italian artist Fabio Viale held an exhibition of his works. Fabio's work consisted of Greek statues with Russian prison tattoos painted on them. Here is more work from him.
Fabio Viale tattoo sculpture
Russian criminal tattoo on statues
Russian prison tattoo on statues
Russian criminal tattoo art by Fabio Viale

Friday, June 30, 2023

Drawing prison tattoos on fingers

Drawing tattoos on fingers
Probably some schoolboy or student.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

MISFIT surfboard

MISFIT surfboard
Someone pasted a drawing of the MIR tattoo on a surfboard from Baldaev's book about Russian criminal tattoo. A strange idea to decorate surfing.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Epaulette with a skull

I think this tattoo was done in a tattoo parlor. The skull looks like a tattoo from the cover of Baldaev's book Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume 1.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Russian criminal tattoo fashion

Russian tattoo fashion
I think the inscription under the church is in Georgian.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Tattoo of a burglar thief

Russian prison cat tattoo
A cat in a top hat and with a monocle in one paw holds a crowbar, in the other a master key - is a burglar thief. Here is another tattoo of a cat with a mount and master keys, and here is a tattoo of a cat, also in a top hat and with a monocle, but without tools. Maybe the monocle has some meaning.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Tattoo of pickpocket

Russian prison tattoo of pickpocket
CAT is a pickpocket, and this cat has a feather in his hat, which may indicate that he is a pisaka, that is, he uses a feather for work - a sharp object with which he cuts bags and pockets. Such pickpockets also have a tattoo of a monk writing a book with a feather. What the gun and knife mean is unknown. Perhaps the owner also hunted for robbery, which somehow does not fit with the work of a pickpocket.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Abbreviation BARS on fingers

Russian prison tattoo BARS
The abbreviation BARS, stands for - BARS - Bey Aktiv Rezh Suk - Beat Active Cut Bitchs. What the ring on the index finger means is unknown. The meanings of other signet-rings can be found on our blog.

Saint Basil's Cathedral tattoo

Although the photograph is small, the Saint Basil's Cathedral in Red Square is recognizable, which is also called:

1. The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed.
2. Saint Basil's Cathedral. 
3. The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat.
4. Pokrovsky Cathedral.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

PUMA tattoo on fingers

Puma tattoo
Nonsense as it is. The hand looks like a woman’s, most likely the tattoos were made outside the former USSR, since walking around with such tattoos in these parts, and even being a woman, will cause misunderstanding, to put it mildly. Abroad, of course, it looks cool, but even despite being abroad, the one who did these tattoos knew that they were prison ones. Most likely they were made based on the materials of the book by Danzig Baldaev. In any case, we will analyze these tattoos.

Tattoo Meanings

Manacle - 5 years in prison.
Star on hand - Unknown.
ИТК Яя - Name of corrective labor colony in Russia.
Padlock - It probably means that he was convicted under the specified article. 1952 is most likely the year of serving the sentence. Since the year 1952 is indicated, you need to look at the criminal code of 1950.

Article 73 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR

Resistance of individual citizens to representatives of the authorities in the performance of their duties assigned to them by law, or coercion to perform obviously illegal actions, accompanied by violence against the personality of a representative of authority, -

imprisonment for a term not less than one year.

Resistance to the authorities, not accompanied by violence - imprisonment or corrective labor for a term of up to six months or a fine of up to five hundred rubles.

On the thumb - an anarchist prisoner. Spit on the regime, the cops and the prosecutor's office.
On the index finger - He was convicted under article 117 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR.

Article 117 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR

Acceptance by an official personally or through an intermediary in any form of a bribe for the performance or non-performance in the interests of the giver of any action that the official could or should have performed solely due to his official position, - 

imprisonment for up to two years.

If the receipt of a bribe was committed under aggravating circumstances, such as: a) the responsible position of the official who accepted the bribe, b) in the presence of a previous conviction for a bribe or repeated receipt of a bribe, c) with the use of extortion by the person who accepted the bribe, -

imprisonment for a term not less than two years with confiscation of property.

On the middle finger - Authority.
On the ring finger - Hooligan. A prisoner convicted under Article 206 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR. However, there is no such article in the Criminal Code of the RSFSR of 1950, it is in the code of 1960.

Article 206 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR

Hooliganism Hooliganism, that is, deliberate actions that grossly violate public order and express clear disrespect for society, -

shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term up to one year, or correctional labor for the same term, or a fine up to two times the minimum monthly wage.

Malicious hooliganism, that is, the same actions that differ in their content by exceptional cynicism or special audacity, or are associated with resistance to a representative of the authorities or a representative of the public who performs the duties of protecting public order, or other citizens who suppress hooligan actions, as well as committed by a person previously convicted of hooliganism, - shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term up to five years, or correctional labor for a term up to two years. Actions provided for by the first or second part of this article, if they are committed with the use or attempt to use firearms, or knives, brass knuckles, or other edged weapons, as well as other items specially adapted for inflicting bodily harm, -

shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of three to seven years.

On the little finger - Registered in the zone. Sign of fate. The prison gave a nickname.
ПУМА - Nickname.

Let's summarize

If 1952 on the hand is the date of his release, then in the criminal code of 1950 article 73 is excluded, and article 117 is rape, which does not fit in with the signet-ring of authority. If you look at the criminal code of 1926, then there is no article 206 at all.

In general, the tattoos look beautiful, well done, and the meanings are complete nonsense, but who knows about this?

Friday, June 2, 2023

Legcuffs tattoos

The meaning of the tattoo of shackles on the legs, as well as on the hands, is five years of imprisonment each. The bell means from bell to bell, that is, he served his term in full. I don't know what the candle means.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tattoo artist at work

A grin, a bardak, a church - work in the studio is in full swing.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Full chest bardak tattoo

Usually the bardak is made small, here on the entire chest. Some make a bardak without a weapon, and if there is a weapon, sometimes it is a revolver. Here you can also recognize the TT pistol, and two. Unusual tattoo.

And here is a bardak from America on which a gun looks like a Glock.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Come on girls


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