Prison Tattoos and the Meanings Behind Them

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Russian Prison Tattoos

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Eyes on the lower backside usually mean the prisoner is used for sexual gratification or is a homosexual.

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Stars on the knees means the wearer bows to no one

The epaulette tattooed on the shoulder, the thieves’ stars and religious tattoos on the chest all denote this thief’s high rank

The epaulette tattooed on the shoulder, the thieves’ stars and religious tattoos on the chest all denote this thief’s high rank

Virgin Mary - Wearer has been a thief:criminal from their early days or protection from some misfortune russianmafiagangster.blog.com
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Virgin Mary – Wearer has been a thief and have been a criminal from their early days or protection from some misfortune

daggar through the neck - committed murder in prison

A Dagger through the neck means that this person committed murder in prison and are available for hire

 

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Teardrops mean that the wearer has killed someone

A snake around the neck is a sign of drug addiction. mashable.com

A snake around the neck can often signify drug addiction

Bull - Means cruelty and rage. Prisioners with this tattoo are bulls and fighters (who make the physical execution on the orders of the vor v zakone).

Means cruelty and rage. Prisoners with this tattoo are bulls and fighters (who make the physical execution on the orders of the vor v zakone).

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