Have you checked out the Brooklyn issue of BlackBook Magazine?
Well if you haven’t, take a look at Kings Highway Photoshoot on location in Brighton Beach, where mobsters dress to kill. The story is inspired by the Russian mafia and the movie Eastern Promises. Male supermodel Alex Lindquist stars as a gangster covered in Russian prison tattoos.
BlackBook Magazine’s intrepid editors culled tattoos from the book Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia by Danzig Baldayev. A collection of 3,600 tattoos compiled over 33 years in St Petersburg’s notorious Kresty prison by one of the prison guards, Danzig Baldayev.
To read and see more about these fascinating tattoos, click here.