Forget the Jonas Brothers because Frankie Jonas is a TikTok star! The Bonus Jonas, as he’s come to be known over the years, has become quite the influencer thanks to the video-sharing app.
Fans of the three-piece boyband fell in love with their youngest brother after he started posting videos in October 2020 about being the least famous Jonas brother. Then, Frankie’s TikTok account blew up after he reacted to clips of his brother Kevin Jonas’ reality show Married to Jonas. Now, he’s a total superstar. In fact, he’s even made friends with some well-known influencers, like Tana Mongeau, since his claim to fame.
“I’ve been so massively successful lately that I wanted to do something that helped me stay grounded and reminded me of the fans,” Frankie told his millions of followers in a December 2020 TikTok. “So Tana Mongeau, sorry if I mispronounce your name, this one’s for you. I hope it grows your account.”
Naturally, Frankie decided to tattoo @TANA on his leg. The YouTube star responded by duetting the video of Frankie giving himself the tattoo and called herself “a Jonas sister.”
While his brothers have been touring the world, Frankie is killing it on TikTok. Aside from the tattoo video, the New Jersey native has racked up millions of likes on the app.
“There’s definitely been moments where I was like, ‘Is this really what I want to do right now?’” he told Bustle in April 2021. “This experience on TikTok is so different because I’m being so authentically myself and not caring and just doing what I can.”
Frankie added, “Everything that I talk about on TikTok … no one knew that that was how I speak, how I express myself, what I think is funny. I was just making jokes, thinking no one was hearing them. And then people heard them and liked them. I thought, ‘I’m going to continue to do this,’ because I’ve never had my thing really. This feels like so much of my thing. It feels so empowering to have a thing.”
All in all, Frankie’s TikTok fame is “amazing and incredible and a blessing and a gift,” noting that “it could be momentary — you never really know.”
After many requests from fans, the musician took to TikTok and broke down all his tattoos. Scroll through our gallery for a complete guide to their meanings, and photos of all his meaningful ink designs.
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