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    As crazy as Datsik is he did mention the same question i have. What happened to Aleksanders Russian mafia tattoos and were they fake?

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    This is exactly why commie-Russia couldnt attain worlddomination.

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    The best thing about Datsik being is Oslo is that he is in Oslo, and not behind me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark View Post
    As crazy as Datsik is he did mention the same question i have. What happened to Aleksanders Russian mafia tattoos and were they fake?
    I assume you mean Aleksander Emelianenko and the cobweb tattoo? He denies it's a Russian Mafia tattoo, the book that I have (Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Volume 1 - available from amazon :biggrin:) says it means he has had drug problems.

    There is a difference between Russian Mafia tattoos and Russian Prison tattoos, just because you've been in a Russian prison and got the tattoos doesn't make you a member of the Mafia.

    If anyone is more knowledgeable on this feel free to correct me it's been a while since I've looked at this and I don't have my book handy :emo:

    Found this on a forum I remember it agreeing with what I've read:

    Right arm: Cathedral with five domes: symbolizes five years of imprisonment.
    Shoulders: Stars: Symbolize a "career criminal" or Vor v Zakone in Russian (english translation: thief in law).
    Right shoulder: cobweb: Aleksander did not explain its meaning other than saying that contrary to what has been suggested by some, it does not have anything to do with the mafia. In Russian prisons, tattoos using this symbol typically denote drug addiction.
    Left shoulder: Russian script.
    Left forearm: Half cat’s head, half skull: “Homo homini lupus est.” Translated: Man is a wolf to his fellow-man.
    Back: Grim Reaper holding a baby
    Back: "Gott Mit Uns", meaning “God is with us” in German: for Aleksander, it’s a symbol of revival. This tattoo caused a significant controversy, since this slogan was written on belt buckles of German soldiers in the Second and Third Reich.
    Knees: Stars: symbolize that the owner will never be brought to his knees.
    Pirate tattoo: stands for article 167 of Russian Criminal Code: “armed robbery”.
    “Fortune favors the bold” in German: self-explanatory.
    A name on his lower abs (Maybe 'Marina'). Later covered by a tribal tattoo

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    These are the ones I wondered about. I thought the stars implied a Russian mafia connection. He then covered them up with new tattoos.


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    Whats with all this childish symbolism stuff.
    just get a goddamn tattoo that says: ' Hi! i'm with the maffia bitch, better watch out!'
    clear communication is important and thats the main message they want to get across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark View Post
    These are the ones I wondered about. I thought the stars implied a Russian mafia connection. He then covered them up with new tattoos.

    Huh, I was always too focused in dispelling the myth of the cobweb tattoo I failed to notice "career criminal" basically is a mobster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thief_in_law) though you could argue it's just someone who commits crimes for a living and not necessarily working with the Mafia.

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    Sweet! Never knew about this, thanks for link

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark View Post
    As crazy as Datsik is he did mention the same question i have. What happened to Aleksanders Russian mafia tattoos and were they fake?
    My slightly related question is, who is the bigger MMA brother **** up: Alex or Jason Guida? They both fight and have obtained some level of achievement, both have far more talented/dedicated brothers, and both are head cases.

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