Russian Prison Tattoos
Eyes on the lower backside usually mean the prisoner is used for sexual gratification or is a homosexual.
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
Virgin Mary – Wearer has been a thief and have been a criminal from their early days or protection from some misfortune
A Dagger through the neck means that this person committed murder in prison and are available for hire
Teardrops mean that the wearer has killed someone
A snake around the neck can often signify drug addiction
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).