berlin in april? i wish.

8 February 2012

so apparently there's something called 'The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive,' and even a website called 'Russia Beyond the Headlines,' both of which i discovered through the hope blog, and both of which excite me a great deal.

i kind of have a thing for russia.

anyways, the archive is going to be on display in berlin from april-june this year, and MAN i wish i was in europe to go see it. RBTH has kindly displayed 12 of the photos, along with descriptions of the meaning behind the tattoos here.

speaking of russian criminals, here's a little-known fact about me:

6 years ago i preached an easter sunday sermon to an audience of russian prisoners peering out at me from behind the barred doors of a corridor of cells. i kid you not.

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