Mafia gang members cover themselves with tattoos to show they are part of a certain mafia group and which group they belong to like the Russian, Chinese, Albanin, Mexican etc. Also, the tattoos on the person as shown above tell the story of their lives of what they went through. Generally, other mafia members do the tattoos on their gang member. They will pick these people who are being trafficked up in airports or off the truck/or cars.
Antonov AN-2 Colt Russian / USSR Biplane Transport Aircraft from Aeroflot – Shoulder Tattoo – Denis Sivak – Odessa, Ukraine – Tattoos In Flight Aviation, Airplane and Flying Tattoos