|Colin Frangicetto, far left|
is co-headlining at tattoo-and-music festival MusINK
at the OC Fairgrounds this Saturday (along with Thrice
, interviewed for this week's print edition). In keeping with the theme, guitarist Colin Frangicetto
sent over a couple of photos of his tattoos.
My favorite book of all time is Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
by Hunter S. Thompson
. This was the original cover art by the amazing Ralph Steadman
. This book and image have so many meanings for me.
I got this while on Warped Tour 2006
. I got the candle burning at both ends at the same time as Anthony
, Circa Survive singer]. We have matching tats. The tat came from a painting Anthony did and the idea that it was something we both had a tendency to do. It was a reminder to keep ourselves in check.
The letters PMA stand for "positive mental attitude" and was a phrase coined by one of my favorite bands, Bad Brains. I put the PMA below the candle and had the artist make the letters melt. It means that sometimes a fucked-up work ethic paired with that kind of lifestyle can effect my positivity.
Cute fact: if I hold Anthony's left hand with my right, our candles touch. How's that for innuendo? A lovely gentleman named Keith did the work.
This was a fun group tattoo that I and nine other people got at
South By Southwest
. It was another one spearheaded by Anthony. I've
heard multiple explanations, but to me, they are ellipses. . . . And so the
story continues, if you will. My brother got the outer two circles
colored in and left the middle blank so ours make a pair. Other people
I remember being involved are some gentlemen in Good Old War
and his wife, and possibly Cathy from Sargent House
(but I can't be
This was my first tattoo. It's artwork from the band Isis' first EP, Mosquito Control. I was obsessed both with the band and the concept of parasitic nature. I got it from a guy named Tony in State College, Pennsylvania while on a roadtrip to see Hatebreed [laughs].
Circa Survive play MusInk Tattoo Convention and Music Festival at the Orange
County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. March 4-6.
Visit website for show times. $25-$50.