Originally Posted by Kimuras"R"Us
My question is, what does Alexander's (Western spelling of his name) tatoo across his back say? Anyone here read Cyrillic?
I'm pretty sure all, if not most of his tatoos are explained in his Wikipedia entry, I would've looked and told you but I'm out the door.[/QUOTE]
Right arm: Cathedral with five domes: symbolizes five years of imprisonment.
Shoulders: Stars: “symbolize person’s honor and dignity, they mean that one lives according to his traditions and principles”.
Right shoulder: cobweb: Aleksander did not explain it’s meaning other than say that contrary to what has been suggested by some, it does not have anything to do with mafia.
Left shoulder: Writing in Russian
Left forearm: Half cat’s head, half skull: “Homo homini lupus est”, man is a wolf to his fellow-man.
Back: Grim Reaper holding a baby: according to Aleksander it’s a tattoo of Holy Mother, and that it means “absolutely nothing”, he just liked the design.
Back: "Gott Mit Uns", meaning “God is with us” in German: for Aleksander, it’s a symbol of revival. This tattoo caused a significant controversy, since this slogan was written on belt buckles of Nazi Germany soldiers.
Knees: Stars: symbolize that the owner will never be brought to his knees.
Pirate tattoo: stands for article 167 of Russian Criminal Code: “armed robbery”.
“Luck favors the brave” in German: self-explanatory.