Lochlan Posted December 16, 2010 Share Posted December 16, 2010 Every time I watch the movie Eastern Promises or see and flip through one of the various Russian Criminal Tattoo books (Volume I, Volume II, or the newer one Volume III) I am reminded of the beauty, significances, true tattoo stories, and rawness of these tattoos. There's a neighborhood in San Francisco were I used to spend some time in regularly drinking coffee and eating pastries when on some lucky occasions I would get to bear witness to one or some of these historically rich tattoos. On only a few occasions the individuals would see me checking out there tattoos and would notice mine so conversations would follow or they would see me looking at theirs notice mine and give me a nod. The few stories I've gotten to hear were amazing and I can only imagine they were censored for my ears. The combinations of religious and spiritual imagery mixed with deeper unique meanings I can never get enough of. So this thread is a place to share your Russian Tattoo Designs, pictures, and stories. I have attached some images I got off of the internet because I have never felt right asking those I've seen with these tattoos for pictures, go figure. Thanks! Here are some other threads that may perk your interest if you like this one: Old Tattoo Designs Tattoo Definitions Was tattooing as popular 100 years ago? Religious and Spiritual Tattoos What tattoo designs can you never see enough of? Tattooers Reference Libraries Visual Tattoo Opinions Stigmas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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