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    Vladislav Vladimirovich Demyanov (63) in Gulripsh Hospital, the centre of MSF’s tuberculosis programme in Abkhazia. Demyanov got infected with TB in the prison camps of southern Russia, where he also got his tattoos. He is suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, one of the former Soviet countries’ most frightening health scourges. From: Empty land, Promised land, Forbidden land (2010) © Rob Hornstra/INSTITUTE

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    A high-ranking, authoritative thief. In the early 1950s, it became customary for thieves to tattoo dots or small crosses on the knuckles, the number of dots indicating the number of terms. Prison is this thief's home, he is of the highest rank in the thieves' social hierarchy. His ring tattoos show that he was the only underage detainee in his circle of thieves, and that he is an 'anti-social': an inveterate transgressor of the prison regime, who completely refuses to work

    Russian Criminal Tattoo Drawing_6023 by Eye magazine, via Flickr

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    The eyes on the top of the chest signify 'I can see everything' and 'I am watching'. Text across the chest reads 'Son of the criminal world'. This photograph shows tattoos in a combination of old and new styles. In the ‘new’ style a large number of almost random images on the convict’s body. In the ‘traditional’ style there is one large central tattoo on the chest, filling as much space as possible.

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    Book 'Empty land, Promised land, Forbidden land' (2010).