Orthodox Russian Tattoo Signet
A series of Signet Rings influenced by imagery used from Russian Criminal Tattoos. Many of the designs were tattooed on inmates around the 1940s-1960s.
"This convict tattoo represents an 'orthodox' - a thief who has never transgressed the convicts laws and rules. He acts as a judge in settling accounts between thieves in prisons and camps, also in the outside world"