The skeleton holds the Order of the October Revolution. Text on the sign reads ‘90 million were killed’. Text on the skeleton’s sash reads ‘Communists, repent!!!’. Text underneath reads ‘Down with the Communist Party!’. Dzhidastroy Corrective Labour Camp, Buryat-Mongol ASSR. 1960s. An anti-communist tattoo.
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Various tattoos depicting portraits of women. Top right: Text reads ‘SS–MM’ an acronym meaning Super Seks – Moya Mechta: super sex – my dream; ‘Eros, give joy to an insatiable one!’. Bottom left: Text reads ‘CHAMPANSKOI’ an acronym whose Russian letters stand for: ‘Is this a joke, or maybe just a hell of a mockery – tell me how to evaluate it?’. Bottom right: Text reads ‘YACHT’ an acronym meaning ya tebya hachu: I want you.
Bone Chalice. Sedlec Ossuary, Kostnice Sedlec, or "Bone Church" in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic. Bone pyramids were stacked in the ossuary by (according to legend) a half-blind monk around 1511, when a mass grave was unearthed and the bones needed a new home. In 1870, František Rint was emplyed to put the bones in order, and so the ex-woodcarver did; among his works of bone art, he left behind his signature in, of course, bones.
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