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Kurt Cobain would’ve turned 53 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

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

 

 

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

56 Likes, 4 Comments - ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????? ???????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????? (@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

117 Likes, 4 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

99 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

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

#nirvana #nirvanatattoo #kurtcobain #kristnovoselic #davegrohl

205 Likes, 8 Comments - CHRIS WEBER (@chris_weber_vs_tattooing) on Instagram: "#nirvana #nirvanatattoo #kurtcobain #kristnovoselic #davegrohl"

 

Kurt Cobain tattoo from @crayoladevotion

147 Likes, 3 Comments - ⚙️ ???????????? ???????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????? ⚙️ (@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!

255 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..."

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