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Tattoo: The Misfits logo
Location: Left shin
Date: 2005
Other Notes & Speculation:
The date for this tattoo is uncertain as it is in a location that is not readily seen by the public.
This tattoo was most likely completed with the 138 tattoo located below it.
The Misfits logo (as seen on Franks leg) was introduced on March 28, 1979 in Kansas City when the band adopted the skull mascot from an old serial movie from the 1940s - The Crimson Ghost (Cyclotrode X).
The skull mascot is known as the fiend skull.



Tattoo: 138
Location: Left shin
Date: 2005
Other Notes & Speculation:
We Are 138 is a Misfits song from Bullet.



Tattoo: Small red and black stars and dots
Location: Left arm (below chainsaw)
Date: January-June 2005
Other Notes & Speculation:
Frank completed decorating his left arm in two stages. The first was small red and black stars and dots below the chainsaw. The second stage was small red and black stars and dots above the chainsaw together with some bats.



Tattoo: HALLOWEEN
Location: Knuckles
Date: March-April 2005
Frank says:
I got the tattoo on my knuckles a couple of months ago. I couldnt decide what to get then I thought of Halloween. I dont think anyone has that. It just makes sense. My parents used to hold me down on the bed and scare me with masks when I was a kid. I dont know why they thought it was funny but I hated it. I remember one was an old mans mask and one was a gorilla mask. Ive said to them since What were you thinking! And they say Oh god, whats he problem. Youre fine! They have an amazing sense of humour.



Tattoo: Ghost of You forget me not
Location: Right bicep
Date: May-June 2005
Frank says:
I got the Forget me not, after we did the Ghost of You. We were in this boat and it started sinking. I really thought that we were done for. We were all dress up as soldiers and the boat started to capsize and water came up to my chest but I got pulled out. I remember my life passing before my eyes and kind of accepting my faith. I got the tattoo to remember that feeling of the end and that I was pretty OK with it. I found out that I wasnt afraid of death. It was scary, I mean I shit myself but at the same time it was a relief. I thought OK, its time to go and I was fine with it. I think Ive done a lot of things that Ive always wanted to do and I was happy with the way I lived my life. It was the worst tattoo to get. I had the day off and the next day I had to go and play and it had swollen up and it just felt like my entire arm was just jiggling as I was playing. It was awful. For some reason my upper arms dont heal as well as the rest of the body.



Tattoo: Search And Destroy
Location: Waist
Date: August 2005
Frank says:
Search And Destroy, around my waist, is the way I feel every time I play live. Basically I go out there and destroy everything. Its also a Henry Rollins thing. It makes me feel empowered. Its a different mindset, its almost a meditation, You dont see a lot or hear a lot while youre doing it, you kind of get caught up in the moment. Its definitely an enlightenment, I think. If you dont come off the stage feeling completely drained of everything you havent been doing it right.



Tattoo: Two stars
Location: Waist (above and below right swallow)
Date: August 2005



Tattoo: s//c - Skeleton Crew logo
Location: Left side of his neck (behind his ear)
Date: 2005
Frank says:
Behind my left ear is the logo for Skeleton Crew, a company that I started. Its a record label, book publishing and clothing company and thats my most recent tattoo.



Tattoo:revenge
Location: Left inner wrist
Date: December 2005
Frank says:
One of my best friends is James Deweeses who sings for Reggie And The Full Effect who toured with us on the Warped tour. Weve got matching revenge tattoos. Cool, huh?



Tattoo: F.T.W.
Location: Right arm
Date: 2006
Other Notes & Speculation:
Tattoo was completed before May 2006.
F.T.W. may be a part of the cobra tattoo located on his right arm.
F.T.W. most likely stands for Fuck the World.



Tattoo: Cobra
Location: Right arm
Date: 2006
Other Notes & Speculation:
Generally, cobra tattoos represent strength as well as masculinity.



Tattoo: LA 5-25-06
Location: Right arm
Date: April-December 2006
Other Notes & Speculation:
The tattoo may have been done in conjunction with the engagement ring tattoo.
It may commemorate the date and location that Frank proposed to Jamia.



Tattoo: Eagle with an engagement ring
Location: Right arm
Date: April-December 2006


Tattoo: Frankenstein full-body
Location: Right arm
Date: December 2006
Artist: Kat Von D
Other Notes & Speculation:
In this case, any mention of Frankenstein refers to Frankensteins monster.
When asked what tattoo that she did was her most memorable, she said:
Man! Thats a tough one to narrow down. From tattooing a Frankenstein portrait on Frank Iero to tattooing the Mars Volta guys, doing the album cover of Slayers Divine Intervention on HIMs drummer, Gas Lipstick, is pretty up there. Doing the tattoo in Finland right before a metal fest makes the memory that much better!



Tattoo: Frankenstein stitches
Location: Right wrist
Date:January-March 2007
Other Notes & Speculation:
The tattoo may have been completed at an earlier date in conjunction with his full body portrait of Frankenstein tattoo.


Tattoo: Skull and crossbones
Location: Right hand
Date:January-March 2007
Other Notes & Speculation:
The skull and crossbones is a common image associated with piracy and rebellion. It may also symbolize death or change.
When the bones are behind the skull, it may indicate poison or warning.
Frank likes pirates.


Tattoo: Scissors with Jinx Removing and 2-5-07 on a banner
Location: left side of his neck
Other Notes & Speculation:
Frank received the tattoo between February 23, 2007 and March 1, 2007.
The date may refer to the date that Frank and Jamia got married which was on February 5, 2007 according to Clark County, Nevada.


Tattoo: Bloody tooth
Location: Right arm
Date: February-May 2007
Other Notes & Speculation:
Frank may have gotten this tattoo with friend(s).
Frank probably had his wisdom teeth removed between December 16, 2006 and January 9, 2007 when the band was on break.
Frank missed all of the dates in Japan and Australia due to complications (January 10 - February 5, 2007) and returned to the band on February 22, 2007 for the beginning of The Black Parade Tour in the United States.



Tattoo: I Am a Graveyard chest bpiece
Location: Chest
Date: March-August 2007
Other Notes & Speculation:
I Am a Graveyard was a band that Frank started after Pencey Prep. The band (with Ray and Matt) played a show with My Chemical Romance at Club Krome on March 22, 2003.


Tattoo: Grandfather portrait
Location: Left arm
Date: July-August 2007
Artist: Kat Von D
Other Notes & Speculation:
Frank had a portrait of his grandfather playing the drums and the phrase, il mia familia il mio idolo or my family my idol in Italian.
Familia is spelled wrong. The word in Italitian is famiglia.
Frank originally wanted la mia famiglia, il mio eroe (my family, my hero).



Tattoo: Wolf head - The Banner logo
Location: Right arm
Date:August 2007
Other Notes & Speculation:
The Banner, a hardcore band from New Jersey, use the wolf as their logo
Frank is a big fan of the band and wore their merch often. Frank even did guest vocals on the song, Black Duct Tape, off of Your Murder Mixtape.



Tattoo:Hopeless with a spider web
Location: Right hand
Date: August 2007
Other Notes & Speculation:
Likely completed with the Romantic tattoo.
The two tattoos - hopeless romantic - may reference a Bouncing Souls song of the same name.


Tattoo:Romantic with half of a heart
Location: Left hand
Date: August 2007


Tattoo:Heart with arrow and Jamia on the banner
Location: Right hand
Date: August 2007
Other Notes & Speculation:
The tattoo commemorates Franks relationship and feelings for Jamia, Franks wife.
A heart with an arrow through it represents being in love (struck by Cupids arrow).


Tattoo: Smiley face balloon ( .)
Location: Right arm
Date: March - April 2008


Tattoo: Two portraits
Location: Right arm
Date: April 2008
Other Notes & Speculation:
The two portraits feature the words: Forever in my Heart above the tattoos, Angelina below the first portrait, and Lillian below the second portrait.
The portraits are rumoured to be pictures of Franks grandmothers.


Tattoo:Unknown
Location: Right shin
Date: Unknown
Other Notes & Speculation:
Frank got this tattoo after his Misfits tattoo on the other leg.
The tattoo appears to have a full color heart - possibly a sacred heart with writing above and below the tattoo.
The writing beneath the heart appears to say strength





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Frank's tattoos

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Tattoo: Jack-o-lantern
Location: Back
Date: 31 October 1999
Frank says:
I got tattooed on my 18th birthday when I was old enough to do it legally My first tattoo was the pumpkin in my back. I did it because my birthday is on Halloween. Its my favourite holiday. I always grew up with that being the biggest holiday of the year. My family were into Christmas, but they went all out for Halloween. My house was always decorated wildly and I had a birthday party and all that. Even the weather is good. In New Jersey the Fall is the most beautiful time of the year.


Tattoo: Loyalty * Honesty * Respect arm band
Location: Left bicep
Date: 1999-2002
Frank says:
The next tattoo I got was this band on my left arm which says Loyalty, Respect, Honesty. I got that because theyre the only kind of people I want in my life.


Tattoo: X with the initials N, P, J, P clockwise
Location: Right ankle
Date: 1999-2002
Other Notes & Speculation:
The initials stand for New Jersey Pop Punk and refer to the New Jersey music scene.
The date on this tattoo likely corresponds to Franks time in Pencey Prep when he was very active in the New Jersey music scene.


Tattoo: Nautical star
Location: Left inner arm
Date: 2000-2001
Other Notes & Speculation:
Tattoo was completed before February 2001. It may actually be Franks second tattoo instead of the arm band.
The star is red and black.
Historically, nautical star tattoos were associated with sailors and people who worked the water. Stars held much importance for these men who depended on them for guidance. It is thought to be a hopeful symbol representative of finding your way and home. This common tattoo has also been adopted by the military, GLBT community and the punk movement as well as other music scenes.
Traditionally, red represents the port (left) side of the ship.
Frank added several other nautical stars to his left arm at a later date.


Tattoo: Broken heart
Location: inner right wrist
Date: 2000-2001
Other Notes & Speculation:
The date of the tattoo likely corresponds to Franks time in Pencey Prep, Franks old band.


Tattoo: I wish I were a ghost
Location: Right wrist
Date: 2000-2001
Other Notes & Speculation:
The date of the tattoo likely corresponds to Franks time in Pencey Prep.
However, the existance of this photograph suggests that Frank did not get this tattoo until after he joined My Chemical Romance in 2002.
It is written in red ink in a handwritten-like font.
The phrase is a lyric from a never released Pencey Prep song, Death of the Lionheart.


Tattoo: Hope with flames
Location: Chest
Date: 2000-2001
Other Notes & Speculation:
The date for this tattoo is uncertain as it is in a location that is not readily seen by the public. Frank definitely had it before he continued work on his left arm but likely after the Loyalty * Honesty * Respect arm band.
Fire is a common symbol of hope and light.


Tattoo: Scorpion
Location: Right side of his neck
Date: 2002
Frank says:
I did it because I didnt want to get a proper job - no ones gonna give you a regular job if youve got your neck tattooed right? It was a way of basically forcing myself to be in this band by getting it done. The band actually paid for it. We were out on tour one day and I woke up in the venue and said to the guys, I want to get it done, and theyre like, Well if you really are gonna do it, well all chip in.


Tattoo: Black Flag logo
Location: Left bicep
Date: February-August 2003
Frank says:
I also have the Black Flag logo. They are my favourite band and they made me want to start playing guitar. That band taught me that you dont need to be a guitar virtuoso to play, just to get on and do it. It was the first band that I picked up on and felt free. I felt I can do this.


Tattoo: Crossed guns
Location: Back
Date: February-August 2003
Frank says:
And then I decided to get my back done.


Tattoo: Winged Our Lady of Sorrows
Location: Left arm
Date: August-October 2003
Frank says:
Also on my left arm, I have Our Lady Of Sorrows. Shes almost a challenge to faith. Its a band image. We use a lot of religious imagery and I think its a challenge to faith in general, believing in things you cant see, hoping that therell be something out there but there probably is not. I dont believe in religion but I have certain beliefs: I believe in the here and the now, and I believe do your will is the only law.


Tattoo: Anatomical heart with a knife through it
Location: Left arm
Date: August-October 2003
Frank says:
The heart is a design I put together, a kind of a modern day image.


Tattoo: Black roses
Location: Left wrist
Date: August-October 2003
Other Notes & Speculation:
Frank has two or three black roses tattooed.


Tattoo: Black bats
Location: Left arm (below arm band)
Date: August-October 2003
Other Notes & Speculation:
Frank had five or six bats tattooed


Tattoo: Nautical stars
Location: Left arm
Date: August-October 2003
Other Notes & Speculation:
Frank added three stars. At least two of them are also red and black.


Tattoo: Rising Sun style sun with a black rose and a swirl of handguns
Location: Left elbow
Date: January-March 2004
Other Notes & Speculation:
The Rising Sun flag is a Japanese military flag with a central red disc and 16 rays.
The swirl of guns is another band image.
Frank has a single black rose on his elbow.
My Chemical Romance first played in Japan on August 7 and 8, 2004 (after Frank had the tattoo).


Tattoo: Chainsaw
Location: Left bicep
Date: January-June 2004
Frank says:
I really like the chainsaw thats around my left bicep. Im not exactly sure how much of a bicep it is, but the tattoo came out really well. The chainsaw came fromThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. It also represents a revenge theme to me, the balance of power, or rather redressing the balance of power.


Tattoo: im so sorry
Location: Left arm
Date: January-June 2004
Other Notes & Speculation:
The phrase is tattooed in black ink in a handwriting-like font.


Tattoo: Bomb
Location: Left arm
Date: January-June 2004


Tattoo: Devil and angel swallows
Location: Hips
Date: 2004
Other Notes & Speculation:
The date for this tattoo is uncertain as it is in a location that is not readily seen by the public.
The birds resemble swallows. The swallow on Franks left hip has horns and Xs for eyes. The other bird has a halo.
The devil swallow also has a star above its head


Tattoo: NJ anchor
Location: Right arm
Date: July-August 2004
Frank says:
The NJ anchor I got with two other friends back home. NJ stands for New Jersey where we are from and thats to keep me grounded. Where you are from, thats your anchor, where your heart is. We all got the tattoo when we were in different bands. Its a way of showing our friendship will never die. When you come from Jersey, you definitely have Jersey pride.


Tattoo: NJ
Location: Inside lower lip
Date: 2004
Frank says:
I had the inside of my lip done with the NJ. I guess its a way of remembering your roots, and being honest, true to yourself, and down to earth.


Tattoo: live each day as if it were your last
Location: Leg
Date: 2004
Frank says:
Actually, I have a lot of personal things tattooed on me such as poetry that Ive written. The newest one I got, that I really like a lot, is down on my thigh and it says Live every day like its your last.


Tattoo: x jamia x
Location: Chest
Date: 2004
Other Notes & Speculation:
The date for this tattoo is uncertain as it is in a location that is not readily seen by the public.
Jamia Nestor is Franks long-time girlfriend and now wife.
The Xs may be decorative or stand for hugs (e.g. xoxoxo for hugs and kisses).


Tattoo: Keep the Faith
Location: Back
Date: February-April 2005
Other Notes & Speculation:
The tattoo was done while My Chemical Romance was part of the Taste of Chaos tour in 2005.
Although Frank attended Catholic school growing up, interviews suggest that Frank does not follow a traditional and/or organized religion. The tattoo may therefore signify another type of faith or other beliefs.
Frank reminds us to Keep the Faith in the liner notes to The Black Parade Is Dead.







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