Inked Mag Staff
February 19th, 2021
Kurt Cobain Tattoos
The iconic Nirvana frontman would have turned 54 this week.
I don’t know about you, but I often sit around and wonder what Nirvana’s eighth album would have sounded like, fully knowing it’s a hypothetical that will never be answered. After three and a half nearly perfect studio albums (I refuse to consider “Incesticide” a full album since half the songs are covers) and an MTV Unplugged recording, Nirvana ceased to be when Kurt Cobain’s suicide.
An entire generation remembers exactly where they were when they heard the news that Cobain had passed away. I was in eighth grade on a school trip in Paris. We turned on the TV after a day of sightseeing and multiple channels were showing Nirvana videos, I thought it was pretty rad that the random networks were showing the same stuff you needed cable for in the States. Then, just after showing the video for “Heart Shaped Box,” a photo of Cobain came on the screen with the dates 1967-1994 printed underneath. I didn’t even need to call on my remedial knowledge of the French language to know that the broadcasters were saying after that.
While Cobain may have left this world far too soon, the music he made will last forever, just like the tattoos you’ll find in the gallery below.
Inspired by Japanese culture and anime, MimiSama combines old school methods with modern technology in her unique style of tattooing
He fights in the UFC, fronts a punk band, runs a clothing line and does a little stand-up comedy on the side—so, yeah, Andre “Touchy” Fili is all the way alive