Friday, July 16, 2010
Says the seller:
"The cat has been a symbol in Russian criminal tattoo culture since the beginning, partly because the cat abides by its own rules. There are many variations of the cat tattoo. The cat symbolizes a thief that is good at what he does. This tattoo can show a man's or woman's connection with the criminal world. The word CAT or "KOT" (in Russian)is an acronym as are many other normal words that are tattooed. KOT stands for "Korenoi Obitatel' Tyurmi" or "Native occupant of Jail" as in Jail is my second home.
On the back of the shirt is a German eagle MIR logo. Contrary to popular belief this eagle has been around long before the Nazis seized power and was probably stolen by them from Indian symbols, just like the swastika. This eagle is one of my favorite symbols and it stands for strength and freedom and anti-authority. Translated from Russian it means: "Strike first, Dont wait for them to hit you!"
MIR is a Russian word for "world". But its an acronym for "Menya Ispravit Rastrel" meaning "Execution will Reform Me".
Is it just me, or does this person know a lot about Russian criminal tattoos?
Russian Criminal Tattoo T-Shirt:
Posted by Marian at 5:07 PM