The Cat – symbol of thieves

A lovely tattoo from the 3rd volume of the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia:

One of the most popular tattoos of the criminal world during the 1950s and 1960s. Dozens of variants of the cat, the symbol of thieves, existed. Copied from the stomach of an ‘authoritative’ thief nicknamed ‘Sasha Studeny’.

Russian Cat tattoo

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