There are many ways to memorialize one of the grandfathers of the grunge movement with immortal ink. You could get the band’s logo itself tattooed pretty much anywhere, adding to a sleeve or as a solo piece.

If you’re a minimalist or feeling especially playful, you can simply get the Nirvana smiley face logo tattooed.

Then there are Nirvana’s three studio albums. A tattoo of the cover art of Bleach, Nevermind, or In Utero would be the ultimate piece of memorabilia — even more so if you add the band members’ signatures.

An album art tattoo would look awesome on a larger area of the body, or you could have your artist take key elements such as the Incesticide skeletons, the Nevermind naked baby swimming after the dollar bill, or the In Utero winged woman with her insides exposed.

Nirvana’s plethora of song titles or lyrics make great quote tattoos, and can be inked virtually anywhere on the body and in any typography of your choice. Of course, you can also become the ultimate fan and get Kurt Cobain’s mug tattooed on a bicep, or an excerpt from his journal in his handwriting immortalized on your ribs or across your sternum, just under your collarbone.

No apologies are necessary when you’re paying tribute to a legend. Check out our roundup of brilliant Nirvana-inspired tattoos below.


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