Via Flavorpill, we were stunned by these incredible photos of South Africa prison tattoos. Says FP "Cut into the flesh with nails and makeshift blades, rubbed into the wounds with a mixture of melted black rubber seals, ground red brick, trash bins, batteries, and saliva — these tattoos are forbidden in the South African prison system. Despite the severe penalties and permanent stigma, tattooing persists." Check out all the photos by Capetown's Araminta de Clermont as part of her photo study Life After, where she documents former inmates of the "Numbers" prison gang. CLICK HERE to view all photos on Flavorpill.

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