ABOUT THE DESIGN:
This is an anti-authority tattoo that takes from the original Soviet Union coat of arms or "gerb". This tattoo was popular during the 50's and 60's.
On the back is the MIR Eagle logo. This Eagle was a powerful anti-establishment and anti-administration symbol during the 50's and 60'. 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"
About the Designer
MIR is an apparel line featuring designs inspired by Russian Criminal Tattoos. MIR Apparel, based in Brooklyn NY, features designs inspired by Russian Criminal Tattoo Art. Symbols of anti-authority and criminal lifestyle, worn by men and women who believed in standing up to the powers that be, "baring their teeth" and not selling their soul to the government. These tattoos forever marked the wearer as part of a society that lived by it's own codes and laws.