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Decoding Russian criminal tattoos – in pictures

From the 1960s to the 1980s, Arkady Bronnikov visited correctional facilities all over the Soviet Union and photographed thousands of tattooed inmates to decode their body art – and helped solve many crimes by identifying criminals based on their ink. Here, you can learn what roses, snakes and cowboys really mean …

read more Decoding Russian criminal tattoos – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

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This entry was posted on September 20, 2014 by in Art.

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