Throughout his career, Kurt Cobain as most “users” do almost always wore long sleeve shirts. On the rare occasion he didn’t and if you looked really close, Kurt had small K tattoo on his left forearm that he tattooed himself circa 1991.
Although his first name obviously starts with a K, Cobain’s tattoo was the shield logo of the indie label K Records based out of Olympia, Washington. Kurt was quoted as saying that the significance of the tattoo was to “try and remind me to stay a child.”
This photo is shows Kurt’s K tattoo pretty clear.
Check out this photo of Kurt with a sticker of the K Records Shield on one of his White Fender Telecaster guitars…
K Records is an independent record label in Olympia, Washington, co-founded, owned, and operated by Calvin Johnson. The K motto is right up Kurt’s alley,
“exploding the teenage underground into passionate revolt against the corporate ogre since 1982.“