Leningrad This is a variation on a tattoo with a tulip which signifies, 'I was convicted for theft and robbery when underage, and when I reached eighteen I was transferred to Corrective Labour Colony to serve out the rest of my sentence (three years)’.
From the top the text reads ‘Giant of Soviet thought, [the molecular formula for alcohol]. Down the hatch, Cheering Kremlin Heart Drops, For victory over Chechnya! A caricature known as ‘Japanese eyes’. The wearer fought in the Chechen war of
russian-criminal-tattoos: Latin: ‘Remember your mortality’ This tattoo was worn by a prisoner convicted of the theft of either state or public property, he was sentenced to twenty-five years imprisonment.