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3. Black Flag

The most tattooed and recognizable logo in punk, its beauty is in the simplicity, without words it communicates everything “Black Flag.” It’s ominous, starkly waving at you saying, “Rise Above.” It doesn’t need to say, “Henry, Greg, Chuck, and Robo,” or whatever line up defines the band for you. The logo was designed by Greg Ginn’s brother and arguably the most high-profile artist to come out of punk rock, Raymond Pettibon. It’s four simple bars, but just remember the first is facing up before you get it inked on you — it’s a common rookie mistake.

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