MIR Live In Sin Die In Laughter Tee
ABOUT THE DESIGN:
On the front is the slogan : "Zhivu Greshno, Umru Smeshno" which roughly translates to "I live in sin, I'll die with laughter" or more precisely, die in a humorous way. In Russian the slogan rhymes.
In the middle is the MIR mini skull logo, inspired by Russian Criminal Tattoos.
On the back is the MIR Eagle logo. This eagle emblem has been around for thousands of years. It was first used by the Roman Empire. This type of Eagle was a powerful anti-establishment and anti-authority tattoo during the 50's and 60' . In Russian prison subculture, this type of symbol was usually meant to show disdain for the system and the Communist government. The eagle conveys the message "Strike first, Dont wait for them to hit you!"
MIR is a Russian word for "peace". But its an acronym for "Menya Ispravit Rastrel" meaning "Execution will Reform Me".