MIR212 CATHEDRAL 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:
Cathedrals were tattooed in Russian criminal society and prisons to specify the number of years one has spent in prison or the number of convictions he or she has. The domes or crosses can each stand for 1 year or 5 years or 1 conviction. Each time a man would get convicted or do time, he would tattoo another dome onto the cathedral. There is also another meaning for tattooing the cathedral. It means that your body and your soul is your church and you will never let anyone desecrate it in any way. Which is the meaning I had in mind when making this design.
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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You can create your own Russian Criminal Tattoo shirt. For info, questions or assistance with purchase, please contact us HERE