Michael Zeleny (larvatus) wrote,
Michael Zeleny
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Gulag Ink - An FP Photo Essay

Gulag Ink - An FP Photo Essay

Tattooing is strictly forbidden in Russia's prisons and labor camps, the ones that evolved from Stalin's gulags. And yet in Russian prison culture criminal tattoos abound, acting as their own kind of tribal language -- complex, secretive, and deeply meaningful. In this world, the tattoo is not simpl...

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 28 Nov 2013, 23:47

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