Russian criminal tattoos have a complex system of symbols which can give quite detailed information about the wearer. Not only do the symbols carry meaning but the area of the body on which they are placed may be meaningful too.Tattoos done in a Russian prison have a distinct bluish color and usually appear somewhat blurred because of the lack of instruments to draw fine lines.
I admire the beauty and strength of the respective symbols. Especially the old craft, which has prevailed until today. This Russian art of life has fascinated me since my youth.