21 Tattoos in Memory of the 21st Death Anniversary of Kurt Cobain

Xavier in Music

A legend. An icon. This man spearheaded the grunge era inspired many.

Kurt Cobain is continuing to do so in the hearts of a million youths who can still feel his pulse reverberating through his music. 
Along with the other grunge fathers of his time, Kurt lead a following of juveniles who found a battle cry with Nirvana. I, myself is one of those youths who saw Kurt as an inspiration. And regardless of how glamorized grunge is and how overused the band logo is, Kurt, Krist and Dave didn't dream of being on the crop top of teenage girls who only heard 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' twice and thinks they're born in the wrong generation.
On the subject of tattoo, Kurt has only one known tattoo: a 'K' in a small shield logo on his arm. It stood for K Records, in which Kurt explains the tattoo would “to try and remind me to stay a child.”

K in a shield
K in a shield

Today is the 21st death anniversary of Kurt Donald Cobain, former lead singer of Nirvana. We'd like to pay our respects with a simple post, highlighting the short life of the self-proclaimed experienced simpleton through tattoos of dedicated fans.

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by Daniel Pokorny
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In addition to fan tattoos, here's a look at the present tattoos of his daughter, Frances Bean. Unlike her father, Frances has a number of tattoos all over her body.

Frances has the same 'K' tattoo as her mother, Courtney has on the abdomen part.

Kurt daughter tattoos
Kurt daughter tattoos

On her back, she has a portrait of Quentin Crisp and the French phrase, "L'art est la solution au chaos." which translates to "art is the solution to chaos".

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kurt's daughter frances

On her right arm is a portrait of the comic character, Seymour Sunshine.

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kurt's daughter frances

On both arms are the lyrics of Jeff Buckley's "Grace":

"There's the moon asking to stay / Long enough for the clouds to fly me away / Well it's my time coming, I'm not afraid to die."

photo by Hedi Slimane
photo by Hedi Slimane

Frances (L) has a similar tattoo on her wrist as her mother's (R), which is located across Courtney's upper torso. She also has a star on her wrist.

kurt's daughter frances and wife
kurt's daughter frances and wife

On the side of her lower arm, she has a tattoo of the word 'Stardust'.

photo by Hedi Slimane
photo by Hedi Slimane

She also has a floral design on her right side.

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photo by Hedi Slimane

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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