The phrase "Death Before Dishonor" has been around for centuries going back to Rome, and the idea is even older than that. It's a fairly simple motto: you would rather not exist than betray. An honorable and fair ideology. Whether you're a fan of the saying, tattoo, the Boston hardcore band, or the New York hardcore band featuring Mike Judge and Supertouch's Mark Ryan, this shirt is pretty cool. This vintage Death Before Dishonor shirt, deadstock with original store tags still attached, features a dead yet honorable skull, some daggers, and a snake.