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4.0 out of 5 stars Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia- Volume III, 27 July 2009
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This review is from: Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Volume III: 3 (Hardcover)
This is not an encyclopedia in the usual sense of a book with entries arranged in alphabetical order. There are a large number of black and white photographs and neat pen drawings of tattoos, accompanied by descriptions and context which are detailed enough to make this book useful to serious students of Soviet/Russian society and the Gulag prison camp system. Readers of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Irina Ratushinskaya will find material to interest them here. Men's and Women's tattoos are depicted, with motifs ranging from the sentimental through the profanely offensive to the blackly humourous.
This is a nicely produced book with cloth covered hardback binding, embossed on front and back covers. As recently as 25 years ago, it's contents would have had limited relevance outside of the Soviet Union. But given the increasing globalisation of crime today, police officers might this book useful, if only to get an idea of what they might be dealing with on a bad day at the office.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia., 26 May 2005
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This is truly one of those life changing books. It is surreal, vulgar, explicit and tender in equal measure. I have an interest in tattooing but my wife does not and she was as taken by the Alice in Wonderland otherness of this book as I was. Everything you have never nor will ever need to know about the Russian criminal underground and it's bizarrely profane tattoo culture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars tattoo book, 20 July 2013
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This review is from: Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Volume III: 3 (Hardcover)
got all three books on this series. lovely collection if you are interested in subject matter . got interested in this area after watching the film eastern promise .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, 6 Feb 2010
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This review is from: Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Volume III: 3 (Hardcover)
This book is very interesting (for those who have some curiosity in such subjects). Many images and all tattoos meaning is explained. Found many details that I haven't had a clue about.
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