Top left: The Georgian text reads ‘Kolhida is a good country, but Russia is best of all’. The horseshoe is a symbol of good luck – in this case hope for an early conditional release. Top right: ‘Kill the non-Russians’ A young woman with two revolvers in her hands signifies a female ‘antisocial’. This youth tattoo means ‘I’m a bandit’. Bottom centre: ‘My mother-in-law gobbled up my happiness. 1971–1977.’ This women’s tattoo is called ‘The Grip of a Cruel Fate’.
Russian Prison Tattoos - Part 1 of 2 Spider/Spider Web – Drug User/ Addict Monastery/Church/Castle – A common tattoo rep the bearer’s time insider, the no of towers to the building usually denotes the no of years