German tattoos were not large-sized and fairly concise, they are usually a combination of swastikas, skulls, bones, leaves and brief descriptions ( " Führer. Duty. Motherland", " Germany above all ", " God with us ", and so on. N. ). These tattoos can be seen in prisoners ss - ovtsev in the forties and early fifties,in the camps where there were prisoners in the city of Elabuga, as well as Nizhny Tagil, and others.
Well, ordinary Wehrmacht, in addition to traditional Nazi slogans and symbols, stuffed on his body belonging to a particular type of armament ( cannon, tank, crossed rifles ). Some had tattoos of wives with children, angels,which carry a tape with the national motto and other tattoos on the topic of religion. Very interesting tattoo sailors, who were called " Kriegsmarine ". Traditional " regular tattooing ", included a detailed image of the ship, which served as a sailor, marine flag, occasionally anchors, weapons and other images on the theme of the sea. Incidentally,at the Russian Navy were similar within the meaning of the tattoo.