Posts Tagged with: Baldayev

Dec
09

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia

posted on December 9th 2013 in Books & Illustration & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Prison storytelling, subcultural anthropology, and the allure of darkness.

In the 1970′s, while American hippies were busy inking themselves with peace signs and psychedelic rainbows, Danzig Baldayev, a guard at St. Petersburg’s notorious Kresty Prison, began documenting the far less Woodstockian body art of Russia’s most infamous criminals.

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