Tattoos, pierced in places of deprivation of liberty, most often carry a lot of information. The plot and place of the tattoo speaks of a person's inclinations, his fate, can tell a lot about his tastes and style, innermost feelings and unfulfilled dreams. Definitely, once and for all, it is impossible to classify tattoos, but some images are relevant and recognizable.
Numbers (dates) and phrases carry a lot of meaning, so pay attention to them first. Most often, the numbers are the date of birth of a person, less often - the date of death of a loved one, conviction, meeting, separation, etc.
To decipher abbreviations, refer to popular prison phrases. For example, an ELEPHANT can mean "from an early age, some misfortune" or "death by a cop from a knife", BLITZS - "take care of love and value freedom", CAT - "the native inhabitant of the prison", etc. Abbreviations often contain obscene words and expressions.
Look at the fingers of the owner of the tattoos, you can learn a lot from the applied ring tattoos. For example, a black background crossed with white diagonals means that the person was imprisoned for robbery. Black square - left without early release, sat "from bell to bell." The image of a cat is pride and a long stay in prison.
Aggressive tattoos are often intended for law enforcement officials who have embarked on the path of correction or infringed on their loyalty to women. The skull and crossbones, on the forearm or shoulders, as well as the criminal code pierced with a dagger can speak of illegal intentions.
Pay attention to the shoulders of the tattoo wearer. They often have epaulettes or shoulder straps with inscriptions (Napoleon, N, etc.), a kind of insignia of authorities in the prison hierarchy.
To find out the number of convictions and years spent behind bars, look for a half-arched (two, three, or more) barbed wire tattoo. The crosses on the arcs are years, the number of arcs is the number of convictions. Inside, the initial letters of the place of service or the initials of the owner of the tattoo can be put.
Many crimes were solved thanks to a tattoo depicting a lily or chamomile flower. At the same time, the number of petals corresponds to the number of participants in the criminal case; initials are sometimes put inside each.