Kurt Cobain’s “K” Records Shield Tattoo

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.

Kurt Cobain K Records Forearm Tattoo

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.”

Kurt Cobain K Records Tattoo Nirvana Close-up

This photo is shows Kurt’s K tattoo pretty clear.

Kurt Cobain K Records Tattoo Nirvana

Check out this photo of Kurt with a sticker of the K Records Shield on one of his White Fender Telecaster guitars…

Kurt Cobain K Records Shield Sticker On Guitar Tattoo

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.


Kurt Cobain K Records Sheild Tattoo Nirvana

Sadly, the clearest photo of Kurt’s tattoo is this one taken from the scene of his suicide right along with Kurt’s Tom Peterson Watch.

Kurt Cobain K Records Tattoo

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  1. Ms. C Wilde says:

    That’s so awesome, I want one too!

  2. allure says:

    I love Kurt so much, I am getting this tattoo.

    1. Caitlyn says:

      I know im only 13 and ive loved him since i was like 5. Im so getting this tattoo. (Shhhhh, im only 13 remember, my mum cant know i got this!)

  3. robert says:

    just got my first tatt of my sisters initials. now this one is next.

  4. JAzmine says:

    getting this one behind my parents back

  5. Dont copy.. says:

    what's the point of getting this tat if you aint gonna do it by urself? =S

  6. eirikfslol says:

    The sweater he wears at the top picture looks like some 1990s skateboard sweater. Anybody who remembers the clothing line/ clothing label?

    1. Duh says:

      It was more than likely purchased at a goodwill, Eirkstrfilol.

  7. savannahutchens says:

    definitley getting this tattoo!!

  8. hope says:

    Kurdt, we love you!

    We'll always remember about you <3

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