I’ve learned there are some things that just aren’t worth trying to debate on the internet, especially when it comes to tattoos. Some of these things include:
- If my there’s something wrong with being uncomfortable with the reclamation of the swastika as a result of my “Western-centric upbringing”
It seems safe to add people not in Russian prisons getting Russian prison tattoos to that list, too.
But I will say is these reinterpretations, most of which seem to be coming out of Europe, are eye-catching, interesting, and enjoyable to look at–provided you do not mentally associate them with their original meanings.
Tattoo by Miss Arianna at Skinwear Tattoo in Rimini, Italy