Kiss Of A Rose One of the most notorious styles of ink in Russian prison/gang circles, are those that tell stories about the wearer. The most common piece is a chest design of a rose, which is often associated with the Russian Mafia.
This inmate was convicted for drug related crimes. 'Gott mit uns': 'God with us' was a rallying cry of both the Russian empire and the Third Reich. The Nazi Iron Cross expresses 'I don't care about anybody'
This convict’s tattoos were applied in the camps of the Urals where the tattoo artists produce work of exceptional quality. Because they were so held in such high regard, criminals often attempted to be transferred there in order to be tattooed.