MIR242 COBA Hoodie (7 COLORS)
MIR hoodie featuring Russian Criminal Tattoos.
***AVAILABLE in : BLACK, WHITE, CHARCOAL, SLATE(Lt. Gray), OLIVE(Dk.Green), NAVY, RED
***SIZES: UNISEX XS, SM, MED, LG, XL, 2XL, 3XL
THIS HOODIE IS AVAILABLE AS A LIGHTWEIGHT/THIN(FINE JERSEY MATERIAL) OR A REGULAR WEIGHT COTTON FLEECE VERSION. SELECT YOUR DESIRED HOODIE TYPE IN THE SIZE MENU.
ABOUT THE DESIGN:
The Owl design was first tattooed around the early 40's and usually meant that that the wearer was a burglar or a safe-cracker, hence the crowbar and keys. Owls are also creatures of the night which also relates to the wearers of these tattoos.
On the front is a panzer cat tattoo. The cat has been a symbol in Russian criminal tattoo culture since the beginning, partly because the cat abides by it's own rules. There are many variations of the cat tattoo. The cat symbolizes a thief that is good at what he does. This tattoo can show a man's or woman's connection with the criminal world. The word CAT or "KOT" (in Russian)is an acronym as are many other normal words that are tattooed. KOT stands for "Korenoi Obitatel' Tyurmi" or "Native occupant of Jail" as in Jail is my second home.
On the front is the Flying Skull Logo, an old "Leader of the Expropriates" tattoo. A popular tattoo during the 50's, it meant the wearer was a leader of a group of men who partook in separating Soviet underground millionaires from a little of their "extra" resources.
Each hoodie also has the "MIR" logo printed on the front pocket or the side of the hood. "MIR" is the Russian word for "peace", but in the criminal world it's an acronym that stands for "Menya Ispravit Rastrel" which translates roughly to "Execution will Reform Me".
Silk Screen Printed on an Organic Cotton medium and light weight fleece lined cotton hoodies.
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