Bringing the prison life onto the skin these shank tattoos are both awesome and intimidating.
A shank or shiv is the name given to an improvised knife or sharp implement. Most commonly used in prisons, the shank is a deadly weapon within the prison system and has been responsible for countless attacks and deaths. Thankfully these prison shank tattoos are a little less deadly- though they're equally as intimidating!
Sitting on the more creative side of knife tattoos, shank designs have a brutal look about them and use a simple design to great effect. Most popular as a blackwork tattoo or gap filler, prison shank tattoos look tough for a reason. Check out these prison shank tattoos and be both inspired and scared!!