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Kurt Cobain: 10 Stunning Tattoo Tributes

Kurt Cobain would've turned 52 today (February 20.)
Cobain and the phrase "Voice of a Generation" border on cliche, but that fact is that Cobain really was the voice of a generation.  Considering that, it's no surprise that many Nirvana fans have tattoos centered around the late frontman and the lyrics he made so prolific.

In honor of his birthday and remarkable life and influence, here are ten stunning tattoo tributes to Cobain.

Kjem nye bileter når den er grodd....:) Fresh #kurtcobain #chestpiece ...... #kurtcobaintattoo #nirvana #nirvanatattoo #norwegiantattooers #karmatattoo

61 Likes, 1 Comments - Karma Tattoo Renathe H. Bryn (@renathe666) on Instagram: "Kjem nye bileter når den er grodd....:) Fresh #kurtcobain #chestpiece ...... #kurtcobaintattoo..."

 

Kurt Cobain portrait by @kyleproiatattoo #tymelesstattoo #radtattoos #315 #boldwillhold #tattoo #cnytattoo #syracuse #baldwinsville #superbtattoos #syracusetattoo #inked #qualitytattoo #inkedmag #tattoolife #tattoojunkie #freshtattoo #315tattoo #syracusetattoos #nirvana #kurt #nirvanatattoo #tattooportrait #follow #kurtcobaintattoo

85 Likes, 1 Comments - Tymeless Tattoo (@tymelesstattoo) on Instagram: "Kurt Cobain portrait by @kyleproiatattoo #tymelesstattoo #radtattoos #315 #boldwillhold #tattoo..."

 

Healed Kurt Cobain portrait done a little while back by @chessie_clear, for the lovely Abi Coe. #tattoos #ladytattooers #tattoosnob #portraittattoos #kurtcobain #nirvanatattoo #prideandglorytattoo #essex #essextattoos #essextattooartist #leighonsea #leighonseatattoos #leighonseatattooartist #uk #uktta #uktattooartists

57 Likes, 4 Comments - ????????????????CHESSIE CLEAR TATTOOS???????????????? (@chessie_clear) on Instagram: "Healed Kurt Cobain portrait done a little while back by @chessie_clear, for the lovely Abi Coe...."

 

Забили бок) размер радует #татуировка #татунабоку #курткобейн #курткобейнтату #цветнаятатуировка #татумосква #tattoos #colortattoo #tattooinrussia #curtcobain #curtcobaintattoo #nirvana #nirvanatattoo #tattoomoscow #рок #гранж #татупортрет #nunsliketats #possessednun

118 Likes, 5 Comments - possessed nun tattoos (@nuns_like_tats) on Instagram: "Забили бок) размер радует #татуировка #татунабоку #курткобейн #курткобейнтату #цветнаятатуировка..."

 

Did this beauty today, custom designed for Victoria! Pretty bloody, swollen and irritated right now #ink #art #myart #nirvana #nirvanatattoo #band #bandtattoo #flowerstagram #flowers #flowertattoo #girlswithtattoos #tattoosofinstagram #customdesign #customtattoo #custom #text #texttattoo

95 Likes, 4 Comments - Paige Richardson (@paige.nicole.tattoos) on Instagram: "Did this beauty today, custom designed for Victoria! Pretty bloody, swollen and irritated right now..."

 

Première séance sur cette pièce de Nirvana @vinss.uk.time ???? #nirvana #nirvanatattoo #kurtcobain #realism #blackandgrey #cheyennetattooequipment #anomaly #legtattoo #ink #inked

96 Likes, 4 Comments - Helena Ferron (@lnahelenaferron) on Instagram: "Première séance sur cette pièce de Nirvana @vinss.uk.time ???? #nirvana #nirvanatattoo #kurtcobain..."

 

Wrap arounds #tattoo #tattoos #tattooshop #tattooer #tattooart #tattooglasgow #glasgowtattoo #glasgow #landahoytattoos #kurtcobaintattoo #kurtcobain #trashtattoo #darkartists #dark #darkart #nirvana #nirvanatattoo #music #musictattoo #icon

82 Likes, 3 Comments - Kyle Smith (@no_symmetry_) on Instagram: "Wrap arounds #tattoo #tattoos #tattooshop #tattooer #tattooart #tattooglasgow #glasgowtattoo..."

#nirvana #nirvanatattoo #kurtcobain #kristnovoselic #davegrohl

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Kurt Cobain tattoo from @crayoladevotion

147 Likes, 3 Comments - Art Machine Productions (@amp_tattoo) on Instagram: "Kurt Cobain tattoo from @crayoladevotion"

 

"I miss the comfort in being sad." Super super thankful I was able to make this Kurt Cobain piece today. Been wanting to make this image as a tattoo for forever!! Thanks a ton Stephany!

254 Likes, 10 Comments - MATT ALDRIDGE (@mattaldridgetattoos) on Instagram: ""I miss the comfort in being sad." Super super thankful I was able to make this Kurt Cobain piece..."

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.