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Kurt Cobain would’ve turned 51 today (February 20.)

While Cobain and the phrase “Voice of a Generation” border on cliche, Cobain really was the voice of a generation, so it comes as 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

58 Likes, 2 Comments - Karma Tattoo Renathe H. Bryn (@renathe666) on Instagram: "Kjem nye bileter når den er grodd....:) Fresh #kurtcobain #chestpiece ...... #kurtcobaintattoo..."

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

84 Likes, 5 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, 4 Comments - Kyle Smith (@no_symmetry_) on Instagram: "Wrap arounds #tattoo #tattoos #tattooshop #tattooer #tattooart #tattooglasgow #glasgowtattoo..."

#nirvana #nirvanatattoo #kurtcobain #kristnovoselic #davegrohl

151 Likes, 9 Comments - Christian Weber (@christian666weber) on Instagram: "#nirvana #nirvanatattoo #kurtcobain #kristnovoselic #davegrohl"

 

Kurt Cobain tattoo from @crayoladevotion

145 Likes, 4 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!

249 Likes, 11 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.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.