xoxoxoBruce Thursday Aug 12 01:14 AM
Aug 12, 2010: Prison Tattoos
Tattoos are written communication, they convey a message from the wearer, especially tattoos that are visible wearing normal clothing. Sometimes the message is clear, sometimes not, because like writing, there are different "languages" in tattoos. Police and criminologist have long tried to decipher criminal and gang tattoos... even building libraries.
Scriveyn Thursday Aug 12 03:15 AM
Just hope the original owners weren't polished off to collect those.
Gravdigr Thursday Aug 12 04:19 AM
Well, I sure hope they didn't remove the tats while the prisoners were still alive.
Rhianne Thursday Aug 12 04:59 AM
I visited Surgeons' Hall, a medical museum in Edinburgh, a few weeks back with my daughter, and among the collection of specimens there were a few jars with tattoos just like the ones above plus a large one of a whole back (it may have been a chest...). Mind you, there were some far less attractive specimens on display.
spudcon Thursday Aug 12 07:22 AM
I wonder if they figured out the code for the "Fuck You" tattoo?
lupin..the..3rd Thursday Aug 12 07:53 AM
Law enforcement does the same thing today. Only with the help of modern technology (digital camera) instead of a scalpel. Any time a prisoner is booked by any federal agency, even just to be transferred from one prison to anther, part of their booking record contains photographs of all tattoo's, as well as prominent scars and other identifying marks. Not a new concept by any means. Just a less messy way of collecting and cataloging them these days.
HungLikeJesus Thursday Aug 12 08:06 AM
We need these translated from the original Polish.
classicman Thursday Aug 12 09:08 AM
Thank _ _ _ its not Friday. ewwwwwww
monster Thursday Aug 12 03:01 PM
what? They're already pickled -tuck in!
Shawnee123 Thursday Aug 12 03:01 PM
They look almost as bad as most of the tattoos I see these days.
monster Thursday Aug 12 03:07 PM
Maybe you should start charging more.
Shawnee123 Thursday Aug 12 03:11 PM
It costs money to be an individual, you know.
Crimson Ghost Thursday Aug 12 06:56 PM
jinx Thursday Aug 12 07:02 PM
Much more interesting than the prison wallet collection...
sweetwater Thursday Aug 12 09:58 PM
You'd think with all that time to plan an elegant and handsome design the tattoos might demonstrate some degree of artistic endeavor, wouldn't you?
monster Thursday Aug 12 11:02 PM
The guy in the first one is saying -look! there's some soap! why don't you pick it up?
HungLikeJesus Thursday Aug 12 11:46 PM
The one in the middle is from my great-grandfather.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Aug 12 11:52 PM
spudcon Saturday Aug 14 09:46 AM
That's more than I needed to know. All those toxins, and mutilation too.