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  Steidl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The tattoos were his passport into a secret world where he became something of an ethnographer, recording the secrets of a closed society.
The tattoos are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes simply strange, reflecting the lives and mores of the convicts.
Once the criminal language and tattoos were the codes of a restricted world, but the language has filtered into society — the tattoos remain a secret.
www.steidlville.com /books/5-Russian-Criminal-Tattoo-Encyclopedia.html   (140 words)

  
 Criminal tattoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tattoo of a shamrock is sometimes misassociated with the white supremacist prison gang founded in California known as the Aryan Brotherhood.
The initiation tattoo of a new gang member is usually placed on the chest and may incorporate a rose.
Cats - the cat is associated with the characteristics needed by a criminal, or a thief.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Criminal_tattoo   (1414 words)

  
 Raw Vision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He discovered a world wherein tattoos speak volumes about a person's criminal history, and about bodies that are tied to a social world of violent political struggle; of anti-semitism, anti-communism, misogyny, and xenophobia.
This tattoo is mostly worn on the stomach and hip.
Where one man's winged skull identifies him as a criminal 'authority', a set of weighing scales hung on a cross identifies another convict as an 'orthodox', a thief who has never transgressed criminal laws and acts as a internal 'judge' of thieves.
www.rawvision.com /rawvision/back/criminalskins/criminalskins.html   (568 words)

  
 Tattoo Book Reviews
These tattoo pioneers shed light on the tattoo’s evolution from a sub-cultural phenomenon to a mainstream trend, and explore tattooing as a “finer” art form.
Tattoos are no longer unusual or uncommon; they are now an undeniable element of mainstream style and fashion.
It begins by uncovering the origins of tattooing in Europe during the 19th century, with wonderful images of early studios and equipment, as well as accounts of the strange personalities of the tattoo world as it was.
www.tao-of-tattoos.com /tattoo-book-reviews.html   (1835 words)

  
 Tattoo Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Criminals have used tattoos to show their affiliation to certain gangs as wells as to illustrate and record their own personal criminal history, including committed acts or accomplishments, skills and convictions by law.
Tattooing is the method of decorating the skin by placing a colored substance usually ink, under the surface of the skin.
Tattooing process involves needles that penetrate the outermost layers of skin, safety and common sense are the most important consideration.
tattoos-guide.com   (1102 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Tattoo Designs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The growth in tattoo culture has seen the influx of new artists into the industry, many of whom have technical and fine art training, and that coupled with advancements in tattoo pigments and the ongoing refinement of the equipment used for tattooing has led to a marked improvement in the quality of tattoos being produced.
In some cultures, tattoos still have negative associations, despite their increasing popularity and are generally associated with criminality in the public's mind; therefore those who choose to be tattooed in such countries usually keep their tattoos covered for fear of reprisal.
A newer method of removal is by tattooing glycolic acid in to the skin with a tattoo machine, the acid pushes the ink to the surface of the skin in the scab, the scab is later removed.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/tattoo_designs   (4698 words)

  
 About tattoo ...
It is said that most triad members in Hong Kong have a tattoo of a fl dragon on the left bicep and one of a white tiger on the right; in fact, many people in Hong Kong use "left a fl dragon, right a white tiger" as a euphemism for a triad member.
Tattoos, particularly full traditional body suits, are still popularly associated with the yakuza (mafia) in Japan; in reality, however, many yakuza members are choosing not to be tattooed to avoid this very stigma.
Tattooing has also been featured prominently in one of the Four Classic Novels in Chinese literature, Water Margin, in which at least two of the 108 characters, Shi Jun and Yan Qing, were described as having tattoos covering nearly the whole of their bodies.
www.tatoos-pictures.com /tatoo/tattoo.htm   (4052 words)

  
 Tattoo
Tattoo designs that are mass produced and sold to tattoo artists and studios and displayed in shop are known as flash.
This is particularly true in East Asian countries and regions, where tattoos are still generally associated with criminality in the public's mind; therefore those who choose to be tattooed in such countries usually keep their tattoos covered for fear of reprisal.
Some tattoo artists do small test patches of pigments to be used allowing a week or two for the client to develop a negative reaction before proceeding with the actual tattoo.
www.mrsci.com /Dermatology/Tattoo.php   (2928 words)

  
 Criminal Record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
But as the FBI criminal record and federal prosecutors closed in on ADM, using stakeouts, wiretaps, criminal record and secret recordings of illegal meetings around the world, they suddenly found that everything was not all that it appeared.
At the same time Whitacre was cooperating with the Feds while playing the role of loyal company man, he had his own agenda he kept hidden from everyone around him--his wife, his lawyer, even the FBI agents who had come to trust him with the case they had put their careers on the line for.
Criminal tattoo - Tattoos are used among criminals to show membership of gangs and record the wearer's personal history - such as his or her skills, specialities, accomplishments and convictions.
www.ynhproductions.com /criminalrecord.html   (696 words)

  
 BIBLIOGRAPHY PAGE
Tattoo parlors in Korea are quite rare and only adventurous Korean men and women are willing to get tattoos because of the negative stigma attached to them.
Tattoos on a gang member also represent whether they are of higher rank than the "street soldiers," how many people they have killed, and homage to other slain brothers or sisters.
For example, having a shield as a tattoo may mean being protected from harm in one culture, while in another, it may mean isolating one's self from the rest of society.
www.wam.umd.edu /~jgabella/bib.html   (2339 words)

  
 Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia
Once upon a time, before the advent of the indie rocker and the alternative chick, before primitivism became a style trend and tattoo parlors set up shop on the good avenues, tattoos were the secret language of a restricted world, a world of criminals.
The photographs, drawings and texts published here are part of a collection of 3,600 tattoos accumulated over a lifetime by prison attendant Danzig Baldayev.
Tattoos were his entrance into a secret world, a world in which he acted as an ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society.
www.artbook.com /3882439203.html   (236 words)

  
 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia
He acknowledges the tattoos as his entrance into a secret world, where he became something as an ethnographer, setting down the ways of a closed society.
The tattoos are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes simply strange, reflecting as they do the lives and mores of convicts.
Once the criminal language and tattoos were the code of a restricted world, then the world of the criminal became open and their language was diffused into society, but the tattoos remain the secret part.
www.countrybookshop.co.uk /books/?whatfor=3882439203   (241 words)

  
 Tattoos - ConvictsAndCops.com
7 images of prison tattoo machines with the parts defined and a training article on prison tattoo recognition.
Tattoo recognition and interpretation is a valuable tool when dealing with state prison parolees.
When the battery is hooked up, the motor arm vibrates which moves the guitar string back and forth rapidly in and out of the end of the pen and as long as you keep dipping the end in the ink, you can create a tattoo.
www.convictsandcops.com /tattoo.htm   (809 words)

  
 directopedia : Directory : Arts : Bodyart : Tattoo
A decline in traditional tribal tattooing practises usually came after first contact with Europeans and the resultant efforts to convert aboriginal and indigenous people to Western religous and cultural practices, which usually held tattooing to be a "pagan" and "heathen" activity.
Tattooing is also been featured prominently in one of the Four Classic Novels in Chinese literature, Water Margin, in which at least two of the 108 characters, Shi Jun and Yan Qing, are described as having tattoos covering nearly the whole of their bodies.
This cultural use of tattoos predates the widespread popularity of tattoos in the general population, so older people may still make a criminal association in their minds.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Arts-Bodyart/Tattoo.shtml   (5151 words)

  
 Alphabetical Index Of Tattoo Books & Tattoo Magazines | Tattoo-Source.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Donald Richie and Ian Buruma "The Japanese Tattoo"
Horitaka "Bushido - Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo"
Tony Lawrence "A Tattoo Is For Life: A Sociological Study Of The Changing Significance Of Tattoos"
www.tattoo-source.com /booklistings/00_alphabetical-listing.html   (1595 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on tattoos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In many traditional cultures tattooing has enjoyed a resurgence, as native people are once again proud of their cultural heritage.
Tattooing has been a nearly ubiquitous human practice.
Their tattooing involved animal designs carried out in a curvilinear style.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/tattoos   (4701 words)

  
 Thief in law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Russia has long had criminals and bandits operating in the vast peripheral areas of the nation, during the disorder of the Revolution armed gangs proliferated until they were a very significant factor in society.
Acceptance into the group was often marked by extensive tattooing (see Criminal tattoo).
The tattooing would often be indicative of rank within the society and/or noteworthy criminal accomplishments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thief_in_law   (295 words)

  
 POLICE Magazine: Web Extra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Russian criminal gangs have developed a very complex and elaborate system of recognized signs and symbols used in the Gulags since the 1920s.
However, like the Cuban Mariel criminal tattoo information, the only sources of the information are often the foreign criminals themselves.
Spades, especially when depicted upside down, are considered "the suit of thieves." Clubs are "the suit of criminals." Diamonds represent "the chummy suit" of criminal slaves and servants or government informers.
www.policemag.com /webExtra.cfm?detID=92430   (446 words)

  
 languagehat.com: THE LANGUAGE OF TATTOOS.
A Baltimore Sun story describes how Danzig Baldayev has compiled a 166-page book called Tatuirovki zaklyuchennykh ("Prisoners' Tattoos" or, as the publisher renders it, "Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia"; to be published in English as Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia), analyzing the designs to be seen on the skin of graduates of the Russian penal system:
A prisoner who has a tattoo of a cat smoking a pipe is a successful thief, Baldayev says.
A murderer might have a tattoo of a warrior in armor standing on severed heads or a tattoo of a sword piercing a skull.
www.languagehat.com /archives/000750.php   (300 words)

  
 Portland Police violate Motorcyclist's rights
Note that the term "criminal gang" requires no substantiation for an organization to be so designated.
At issue is whether there is clear and convincing evidence that you have been a criminal gang affiliate in the last three years and that either one criterion from List A is met, or two criteria from List B have been met in the last three years.
At issue in the Second-Stage Hearing is whether there is clear and convincing evidence that you have been a criminal gang affiliate in the last three years and that either one criterion from List A is met, or two criteria from List B are met.
home.europa.com /~frankie/gang_report.htm   (1328 words)

  
 Body Art Book Collection - Body Art
I got my start researching tattoos in libraries, and now am proud to be the caretaker for a comprehensive body art book collection.
Tattoo, Torture, Mutilation, and Adornment: The Denaturalization of the Body in Culture and Text, edited by Frances E. Mascia-Lees and Patricia Sharpe
The Japanese Tattoo by Donald Richie and Ian Buruma
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art6160.asp   (665 words)

  
 Tattoo Symbols & Designs - Gang and Prison Tattoo Books
Gangs and Their Tattoos: Idetifying Gangbangers on the Street and in Prison
I know this is meant to help law enforcement identify specific gangs by their tattoos, but if you're into the meaning and symbolism of tattoos, it's fascinating.
Not quite academic and not pop culture either, but it does capture a certain era when tattoos were for the fringe.
www.tattoosymbol.com /shop/shop-prison.html   (159 words)

  
 cannabisnews.com: NORML's News Bulletin - May 17, 2001
They argue that the health and social risks posed by marijuana are minimal compared to the negative consequences of a criminal arrest and record, and urge Parliament to amend the law.
Many lead to jail terms or fines that result in that indelible social tattoo: a criminal record.
They urge professional organizations such as the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) - which supports the decriminalization of marijuana, but has failed to endorse physician-supervised medical access to the drug - to "move quickly to issue guidelines for physicians who, increasingly, will be asked for advice by their patients." The CMAJ represents the country's 50,000 doctors.
www.cannabisnews.com /news/thread9776.shtml   (860 words)

  
 Bartholomew's notes on religion
Many are anti-Communist and some anti-Semitic; some feature the word "Bog", which means "God" but is also an acronym for "I shall rob again".
Number five is actually an icon of the Virgin Mary tattooed on someone's chest, apparently for talismanic purposes
The pictures are from Danzig Baldaev's new Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia.
blogs.salon.com /0003494/2004/04/22.html   (528 words)

  
 Gang Tattoos
On our site you will find unique, informative articles (written by our expert authors and others), how-to and help guides, resources, topical news (gathered by our news team) and selected products and reviews all related to gang tattoos.
The stigma of having a tattoo may also illustrate the wearer's own self-expression, but many times, criminal tattoos are applied by force, either by other gang members or rivals in prison.
Although tattoos are pictures, in essence, they also contain many encode...
tattoos-guide.com /topics/gang-tattoos.html   (676 words)

  
 Tattoo History Books | Tattoo-Source.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Diane L. Umemoto and John Listopad "Tattooed Charms Sawatdee" (5)
Michael McCabe "Tattoos Of Indochina - Magic, Devotion and Protection"
Tony Lawrence "A Tattoo Is For Life: A Sociological Study Of The Changing Significance Of Tattoos"
www.tattoo-source.com /booklistings/02_history.html   (281 words)

  
 Barber Blog
After spending a mindless Saturday on the couch watching the Miami Ink marathon, we’ve decided the once mysterious world of tattoo art is now 100% commodified.
The combo of High School cheerleaders lining up to get matching daisy deco’d ass cheeks and reality TV producers launching not just one real life tattoo show, but two, has produced yet another layer of jaded skin.
If you’re considering heading for the laser like we were, pick up a copy of “Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia.” It’s a lifetime collection of fl and white convict portraits, drawings and words from prison attendant Danzig Baldaev that brought us back to the not-so-precious side of body art.
www.sharpsusa.com /blog/?p=34   (137 words)

  
 Texas Attorney General
In 1999, the Office of the Attorney General received a grant from the Governor's Criminal Justice Division to help start-up tattoo removal programs around the state.
Another low cost or free tattoo removal program is also operating in Texas.
If you know of other programs which should be included in this list, please contact the Juvenile Crime Intervention at jci@oag.state.tx.us or (512) 463-4024 with information on that program.
www.oag.state.tx.us /criminal/tattoo_remove.shtml   (118 words)

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