Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume 3
Cover Type Hardcover
Pages 400 pages
Dimensions width 131 mm, height 209 mm, thickness 25 mm
Weight 501 g
Pictures 350 pictures
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This final volume of previously unpublished drawings and photographs completes the "Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopadia" trilogy. Danzig Baldaevs unparalleled ethnographic achievement, documenting over 3,000 tattoo drawings, was made during a lifetime working as a prison guard. The motifs depicted represent the uncensored lives of the criminal classes, ranging from violence and pornography to politics and alcohol. In this title, a medieval knight is surrounded by the severed heads of his enemies, a naked woman simultaneously services a man and two dwarfs, a crying President Gorbachev grips a human bone between sabre-like fangs, a group of angels drinks vodka with God on a cloud, and the meanings of these arresting images are explained to the uninitiated eye.