man i saw someone say something about how they’re glad that frank is getting that tattoo removed and got the new tattoo over it Like is there some bad meaning behind it?? i feel dumb for not knowing im just confused jejwjsksiksis
okay so there’s this “theory” going on (which i dont support, at all) that the red “sun” tattoo underneath the new tattoo has some.. sketchy meanings to it.
this tattoo ? the red part of it? he got it around early 2004 (says this site). it’s said to resemble kyokujitsu-ki, aka “the rising sun flag”, under which the japanese imperial army has been under since at least late 1800s. you know. the flag. the “eastern swastika” flag.
take this part of this post with a grain of salt, because im in no way an expert in japanese history (heck, i dropped out of high school before going through that course in history), i mainly jack off to european anti-infantry weaponry if anything. but it’s kind of common knowledge that when someone adds “military history” and “japan” together, there’s bound to be some bad shit going on. you can read more of it from here, here (heads up for gory imaginery), and here.
that being said, the whole discourse about frank having this tattoo is a load of shit if you ask me. let me present ya with something that might’ve been frank’s inspiration on his tattoo;
these are some pics gerard’s been drawing for “three cheers for sweet revenge” (2004), and im 92% sure they’re the reason frank’s got a tattoo like he does. fuck, the second pic is of frank, that’s fucking frank drawn by g, and let’s just say frank’s a sentimental young-old man who most likely just wanted a tattoo that resembled him of his best friend’s vision for their next album. i mean, we all know they might’ve been kinda close around that time.
but hey, what do i know !!! frank’s also known to be southern redneck and has been seen wearing shirts with confederate flags on them (on stage and off stage), he was fucking … idk…. six when he got that tattoo in 2004, maybe he just didnt know or care what it mightve meant to people who didnt know to connect it to revenge. if it’s really just a rising sun flag, maybe he wanted the tattoo to have shock value?? not unheard of, you’d be surprised what punk scene has been through since its beginningn (that being said, fuck sid vicious).
hope this answered your question !!!