Russian Prison Criminals & Their Tattoos. (Culture/Photography)

I’ve had a chance to re-visit Prison Break, and have been enjoying it immensely. I began innocently searching for more information on prison gangs, and stumbled on a very fascinating documentary on youtube about Russian criminals and their jailhouse tatts. It reminded me of that great Cronenberg flick, Eastern Promises, and the Russian custom of outlining your criminal history in ink. There is something faintly honourable in that, at least it’s probably cooler than my planned Hello Kitty tatt I was going to get on my ankle. [note: this is part 1 of 8]

And because this post just wouldn’t feel right without including a cool Eastern Promises Clip:

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