Military tattoos - years of service and service branches, styles of application, where to score (on the arm, shoulder, chest), photos

Historical Facts

Studying this issue by historical references. Were found out surprising facts at one time, the tribes of the Indians stamped on the body signs identifying them as members of this or that tribe. As well as status in society and military victories over enemy forces.

A little later the Slavic peoples and Kyrgyz also made themselves tattoos and military tattoos, by them as it was possible to determine what experience in military affairs this soldier has, how often he takes part in battles and what results shows.

Times have changed, now the variety of military tattoos presented in an incredible amount. As a rule, they denote the military units, years of service and troops in which the service takes place or passed.

With what to combine the symbol

The image of the scorpion is beautiful in itself. Most often this tattoo is not combined with other images. However, several auxiliary symbols can be added to the image.

For example, the ancients often combined the tattoo of a poisonous animal with images of blades and swords, believing that this doubles the power and gives greater protection. Make the picture more romantic images of flowers, such as roses.

Scorpio painted with the moon or the month, the stars, making an association with the zodiac sign and adding a touch of mysticism. Winning looks image of the scorpion and clockwork.

What military tattoos mean

Going through military service, a serviceman lives many trials, adventures and important events that change the attitude towards life. Gain many friends with whom they will keep in touch throughout life. That would keep the memories of this, the soldier makes memorable tattoos.

Masters of tattoo distinguish the following types:

  1. Navy.
  2. Marines.
  3. Military Intelligence.
  4. Airborne troops.
  5. Special Forces.
  6. Special-purpose missile troops.

For a military man such a tattoo is not a decorative ornament, but an important part of his life. You can tell by it whether a person served or not. What branch of the military was, what area the service was in, rank, in what years the service took place, and even whether he took part in combat operations.

Additional attributes presented are:

  • animal imagery: tiger - military prowess (people who have passed hot spots);
  • bear - strength (the polar bear is inflicted by the Northern Fleet);
  • wolf - leader, commander;
  • eagle - airborne troops;
  • bat - special forces;
  • military hardware;
  • skulls;
  • shields;
  • emblems;
  • female figures;
  • acronyms;
  • cartridges;
  • parachute;
  • weapons;
  • combat uniforms, in particular berets.
  • Those who serve at sea stuff themselves with sharks, navy flags around their forearms. Past Caucasus warriors give preference to the scorpion, the presence of the sting raised up reveals that the man took part in a combat campaign. Dragons symbolize the country's defense brigades.

    The choice can be focused on a single object or combine several elements, this is discussed in advance with the master and a detailed sketch is developed.

    There are cases of prohibitions for a soldier to apply tattoos. This generally applies to reconnaissance battalions, so that there is no risk of being identified by enemy units.

    The military tattoos are not given without cause, they must be earned through honor, nobility, courage, bravery, and victories.

    Destruction of Chechen field commanders (30 photos)

    Author: Artyom

    March 01, 2014 23:04

    Tags: war fighters special operations terror terrorists Chechnya



    Field commander is a tolerant euphemism for the commander of an illegal armed Chechen guerrilla group. Originally, the fighters for the independence of Ichkeria were conventionally divided into two categories: politicians and ideologically guided, subordinated and controlled field commanders, who in turn had low-ranking units - fighters. The second and third de facto constituted the Chechen national army and police. However, as a result of a series of events, which we will not cover here, the former disappeared somewhere, while the latter and the latter stayed and joined the guerrillas. Soon after that it became not only and not so much the Chechen guerrillas, but all the Chechen bandits, of whom there was a very rapid increase in numbers, were called militants, and field commanders were their thugs and ringleaders. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, field commanders put fear into ordinary Russian citizens. And they were not too ceremonious with the Chechen citizens either. But at the present time the population of field commanders has greatly diminished because of the uncontrolled poaching of the Bloody Gebny, and they are now in the Red Book. This article presents the most significant heroes of the struggle for Ichkerian independence. ____________________________________________________________________________


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    On the night of April 22, 1996, Ichkerian President Dzhokhar Dudayev was killed near the Chechen village of Gekhi-Chu. The missile, launched from an SU-25 attack aircraft, was guided by the signal from his satellite phone. However, among the Warriors of Allah there are legends that after the attempt on his life he survived and even escaped by flying saucer. Like Hitler or Elvis Presley. Salman Raduyev (the son-in-law of the deceased) at one time swore on the Koran that Dudayev was really alive. But we all know...




    Salman Raduyev was arrested on March 12, 2000, in the village of Novogroznensky by Federal Security Service agents. On December 25, 2001 he was sentenced to life in the "White Swan" prison of special regime. But Raduyev did not enjoy prison life for long. On December 14, 2002 Salman Betirovich died from numerous sudden internal hemorrhages - probably from condensed milk poisoning.



    Arbi Barayev Field Commander Arbi Barayev died in the Chechen village of Alkhan-Kala on June 23, 2001 during a special operation from an excess of lead in his body. The house in which he was hiding was stormed. During his lifetime, he had the misfortune to have a falling out with the aforementioned Gelayev, as a result of which Russian troops once had the unspeakable pleasure of watching through binoculars how the two gangs were exterminating each other right in the middle of the Second Chechen War. Also a relative of the North Ost invader Movsar.



    Khattab On March 19, 2002, the Jordanian Khattab was poisoned in the Nozhay-Yurtovsky district of Chechnya. The official version: the FSB intercepted (or self-wrote, according to another version) a letter from his mother in Saudi Arabia, addressed to the militant leader, and poisoned him with an agent that took several days to show its effect. The poison was absorbed through the sweat of the hands, so it wouldn't kill an indifferent person. The text of the letter was personal and concerned Khattab in particular. Unofficially: picking the right chef is our main task!



    On February 13, 2004, a jeep belonging to former Ichkerian President Zelimkhan Yandarbieyev was blown up in Doha, Qatar. Two Russian special service officers who carried out the operation were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment. In December they returned home to serve their sentence, and were welcomed with military honors. Nothing is known about their future fate, which hints as if to say so.



    Ruslan Gelayev On 28 February 2004, field commander Ruslan Gelayev was killed in an accidental clash with border guards in the Chaekha Gorge (Dagestan) (according to the official version, unofficially - as a result of a gunfight with his rival brothers). In addition to the already mentioned Epic Battle with Barayev, in his lifetime he managed to serve the cause of Gogisrach. After fleeing Chechnya, Gelayev hid in the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia, and his presence there was met with a huge bolt from the rodents, causing furious indignation in Moscow. In fact, Gelayev went bust after he started popping out of that ravine into other territories.



    Abu al-Walid In April 2004 in Chechnya the GRU shot down Abu al-Walid, leader of the Arab mercenaries, in an accidental battle. It was not until a month after the battle that it was discovered that it had been Walid who had been killed - the soldiers returned to the battle site in the mountains, found the grave and handed over Walid's dead body for exhumation.


    Aslan Maskhadov On March 8, 2005 the Ichkerian President Aslan Maskhadov was killed in the Chechen village of Tolstoy-Yurt in a special operation of the FSB. Maskhadov allegedly ordered his guard to shoot him after their bunker was discovered by special forces.



    Vakha Arsanov, the former vice-president of Ichkeria, was killed on May 15, 2005 in Grozny. Arsanov and his accomplices, from a private house, opened fire on a police patrol and were killed by the arrival of reinforcements.


    On June 17, 2006, on the outskirts of Argun, Ichkerian President Abdul-Khalim Saydulaev was killed in a special operation that took refuge in the basement of an empty house. According to Chechen Premier Ramzan Kadyrov, someone from his entourage gave him away for 1,500 rubles.



    Shamil Basayev In Ingushetia on the night of 10 July 2006, as a result of a special operation by federal troops and special services (or maybe just an accidental detonation), Shamil Basayev and his accomplices blew themselves up on an antimortar mine. Basayev was in one of the cars escorting a truck loaded with explosives that the guerrillas had prepared for a major terrorist attack. As a result of a KAMAZ explosion with fireworks he flew away on a passing grenade to Saturn, where he entered a permanent geostationary orbit around this celestial body, whining wistfully at the asteroids flying past, since he was not taken to Allah or Hell for Beslan.



    Anzor Astemirov Anzor Astemirov. Wahhabi leader in Kabardino-Balkaria, emir of the Kabardino-Balkaria sector of the Caucasus Front. He was killed on March 24, 2010, after the appeal "STOP RIGHT THERE, CRIMINAL SCUM! "Citizen, show your documents" to him by police officers.



    Said Buryatsky Said Buryatsky (Russian Orthodox San Sanych Tikhomirov, slang "Muscat Bobruisky") was a racial Russian mestizo of Buryat and Russian origin, a talented preacher, a student at the Buryat-Turkish Lyceum (subsequently closed by the Gobna) and the chief ideologist of the North Caucasus underground. From the point of view of traditional Islam, he preached only demonology, attributing human organs to God. He went insane on the grounds of Wahhabism. The bearded men's Epic Win happened in 2008, when Said, who had already become quite famous in the Islamic society of Russia with his audio lectures, suddenly left for Chechnya to call for jihad. What went over Tikhomirov's head is unknown, but after that his video lectures became much more full of lulz. The character was quite famous in Nulchan. He organized the suicide bombing of the Nazranovsky police station on August 17, 2009, when a Gazelle laden with more than half a ton of explosives drove into the station during the morning briefing. He was killed by the Federal Security Service in the course of a special operation in the village of Ekazhevo, Nazranovsky district, Ingushetia, on March 3, 2010.



    Taziyev, Ali Musayevich, (nickname Magas) Taziyev, Ali Musayevich, nickname Magas - the second big shot after Doki Umarov. He is a fabulous scum and traitor. He can even compete with Salman Raduyev in his thuggishness. One of the organizers of the Beslan school seizure and raids on Ingushetia. He himself called himself the "amir" of the Caucasian emirate. Caught without a single shot being fired and taken to Moscow in a state of "sugarplum" by a special flight, accompanied by brave masked men. Who would be surprised - he is already giving evidence and is not trying to hide anything. Guess what he was before he became a jihadi warrior? That's right - a policeman. He was reported missing after a group of guerrillas attacked facilities of the Ingush Interior Ministry in 2004.



    Supyan Abdullayev (Red Supyan) Supyan Abdullayev (Red Supyan) was Umarov's deputy. Compared with most of his colleagues, who could barely speak Russian, he bore an almost complete lack of any accent, and a style of speech that any university professor would envy. He had the appearance of a kind of Santa Claus, only with a red beard to the waist (hence the nickname). On March 28, 2011, as a result of a missile-bombing air strike on a militant base, where our hero was at the time, he and a group of fellow believers took a direct flight to the Guria. Unlike many others, who had to be assembled literally in pieces, he lay down as if alive.



    Ruslan Khuchbarov Ruslan Khuchbarov. Basayev's best pupil, a "one-in-a-million" creature. He rose to fame after leading a delegation of Chechen-Ingush teachers who lectured at School No. 1 in Beslan from September 1-3, 2004. He became renowned after leading a delegation of Chechen-Ingush educators who gave a course of lectures on Institutional Design for Chechen-Ingush Integration at School No.1 in Beslan on September 1-3, 2004. On September 3 the same year he was generously awarded a lead medal for his outstanding contribution to the system of education. Six years before that, on May 11, 1998, in the town of Orel, he distinguished himself by shooting a group of bordering Armenians with an AK-47, making two of them heroes and wounding several others. After the storming of the building, some media reported that Khuchbarov was not among the terrorists found in the Beslan school, but this information was later disproved.


    ______________________________________________________________________________________ Those who are still with us ............. Doku Umarov The current president of the Caucasus Emirate, an imaginary Islamic theocratic state from the Caspian Sea to the Don. Formerly a typical criminal, banana and dill merchant, in fact a 200% murtad and kaffer. In fact, this country sits on a few hectares of woodland in southern Russia, and the population consists of: bearded dickheads, kalashis, and substance. The closer the long-suffering Olympics come, the more news comes in (mostly from Ramzanchik) about the untimely demise of Umarov, who apparently has converted to Islam a hundred times already, either by becoming a shahid, or by being liquidated by the FSB, or by himself. There was no official confirmation of the ceremonial receipt of a trip to the Shaitans to the protsidurki. Movladi Udugov Chief propagandist of the separatists. One of the founders of Kavkaz-Center, the main information platform for the mujahedin. In 2001 Movladi Udugov was found in Kazakhstan, where an honest Kazakh migration service in Pavlodar region issued him a passport with a fake name. The saber itself was not found. Pruf: "Movladi Udugov, the chief ideologue of the Chechen separatists, became a citizen of Kazakhstan in 2001." Pavel Kosolapov Another neophyte, organizer of numerous terrorist attacks in various Russian cities. Akhmed Zakayev is a kind of prime minister of the Republic of Ichkeria in exile, another piarist. He wanders freely around Europe and America. They wanted to extradite him to this country, but the stupid London court did not understand how Zakayev killed a man who happened to be alive. Recently he has not been very active, and sort of recognized the legitimacy of the current Chechen authorities. On September 17, 2010, he was detained by the brave Przeszeks in the glorious city of Warsaw, where he had arrived to participate in some gathering. The Poles looked at the British pundits and let him go.


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    Military tattooing system

    The master, proceeding to work, preliminarily conducts with the client an introductory conversation, what exactly is planned to hit, how many elements will enter into the picture, what color solutions are better to apply, as well as determines the place of the military tattoo.

    Where to get a military tattoo:

    • The rib of the palm - a special unit;
    • scapula;
    • forearm - paratroopers;
    • chest;
    • back;
    • shoulder;
    • legs.

    The place is not chosen randomly, quite often each type of troops has its own preferences.

    Color also has its own symbolism, as a rule, when applying a combination of black and red, reflecting the horror of war. But since each troop has its own colors, in the same course go green, blue and yellow shades. It all depends on the creativity of the customer and the master.

    Next, it is worth paying attention to work time, it could be a few hours or a few days. As drawings with extra details require special concentration, care and fine art of application.

    To all this over time, the military tattoo can lose its attractive appearance, and it will need to be adjusted, it is better to do it in the same tattoo shop, as a specialist who worked previously on its creation, thoroughly examines his creation and can quickly make repairs.

    Military tattoos are complex and extensive subject, but those who have walked this path, they know exactly what, where and why it is necessary to put on your body. It's a symbol of loyalty to their vocation and willingness to repeat their feat, if the motherland needs it.

    How to choose a good place for the image

    There are no strict rules on applying tattoos to different parts of the body.

    The master can only give recommendations on where the image of the scorpion will look best:

    1. The most appropriate place for a tattoo of a scorpion is on the shoulder. Most often it is done by men.
    2. Beautiful picture looks and on the pumped male chest. On the chest often wear a tattoo of the combatants.
    3. Another popular place for tattoos in men is the shoulder blade area.
    4. Women more often stuff a small image of an animal on the forearm, on the shoulder blade or in the area of the upper vertebrae.
    5. Less often do tattoos on the neck, lower abdomen or back, on the legs.

    Place for image

    It is worth considering that a tattoo of a scorpion on the leg or on the arm will be visible to all. If you want to hide the tattoo, it is better to do it on the back or chest.


    The most common variant of the Marine Corps tattoo is an anchor, passed from the insignia. It is complemented by the blood group, unit number and other important data. Identify the infantryman is also able to identify the skull in a black beret. Most Marines tattoos are themed around animals, which symbolize power, activity, the ability to adapt to difficult conditions and survive under any circumstances. Popularly used are:

    The images are done against a background of an unfolded parachute. Death without anguish, good health, longevity on the tattoos of the Russian Marines is often represented by a bat. Sketches with dolphins are also in demand. This is a symbol of ingenuity, new life, the ability to feel great in the water element.

    Photo tattoos of marines


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