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Sergei Vasiliev‘s photographs of Russian Criminal Tattoos are part of a three part encyclopaedia/archive on the subject. Vasiliev photographed between 1989 and 1993 in prisons and reform settlements across Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Tagil, Perm and St. Petersburg.

Sergei Vasiliev’s Photographs in the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia

The Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia is an exhaustive research project, the product of the lifetime works of Danzig Baldaev, prison guard and amateur artist during the Soviet period, and press photographer Sergei Vasiliev.

Soviet Prisoner Tattoos by Arkady Bronnikov - Album on Imgur

Soviet Prisoner Tattoos by Arkady Bronnikov


Wow what a photo! Vintage Japanese tattooing on a woman. Considering that tattoos only became legal in Japan several years ago this lady had some super spunk and style for her era!

Vintage Sailor Tattoos

in a LIFE magazine article featured a shirtless King Frederik IX - a former sailor himself - showing off his physique and his.

Tattooed mom & kids... Remember some families did not have a choice they did what they had to, to earn money!

Circus family, by Todd Walker. Emancipated at he sometimes wonders what became of his Mother and his siblings, 1965

back-then: “ Tattooed lady at the 1939 New York World’s Fair Source: New York Public Library ”

17 Kick-Ass Vintage Photos Of Women With Tattoos Betty Broadbent, a well-known tattooed lady, at the New York World’s Fair,

Sailor tattooed by Percy Water, tattoo artist

If this photo is really from he had a great tattoo artist! IMO, this whole pic looks a little too fresh to be that old. Either way, I like the photo. - Tattooed by Percy Waters, Detroit

This picture depicts a Russian mafia group. Mafias play a big part in the sex trade, they will kidnap young girls and boys. Sell them into the sex trade and control the amount of money that is made.

Danzig Baldaev worked as a warden in ‘Kresty’ – an infamous Leningrad prison – where he started tattooing criminals.

The prisoner on the left's tattoos display his anger and bitterness towards Communist power; the tattoos on the face signify that he never expects to go free.

Symbols of a life of crime: The fading tattoos on Russia's gangland prisoners that can be read like a criminal underworld CV

Original Works from the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia - © Sergei Vasiliev.

Another tattoo lady from Victorian era

TheMotivatedType on Etsy

Tattoo women from Victorian era. Her upper body tattoo placement is prefect