William Frederick Durst, popular as the frontman and the lyricist of the band, Limp Bizkit is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and film director. He has released six studio albums with this band however, he regrets his back tattoo as well as the creation of the band. He has been a part of various films, the recent one being ‘The Fanatic’ that was released in 2019. Fred’s body is covered in a huge number of tattoos. Let us explore his tattoos and their meanings.
1. Bicep Tattoo
Tattoo: Weird looking laughing face tattooed on his upper left inner arm
2. Cartoon on Bicep Tattoo
Tattoo: Cartoon of Fred tattooed on his inner right upper arm.
Meaning: The tattoo is a cartoon replica of his own self. Also, the cartoon is seen wearing Fred’s signature red hat.
3. Back Tattoo
Tattoo: Fred has got a huge tattoo on his upper back. It is the colorful dedication of one of his own records, ‘significant other’.
Meaning: The ink is done in the shade of orange and blue mentioning the name of Limp Bizkit’s 1999 alum, ‘significant other’. The bottom side of the tattoo contains the image logo of the album. It was the second album of the American Band, Limp Bizkit, Fred being its lead singer. However, Fred calls this tattoo as well as the album, a huge mistake.
4. ‘Barbed Wire’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Barbed wire surrounding Fred’s right bicep.
Meaning: Barbed Wire is the most common symbol of reflecting your struggles in life. It can denote the inner struggle or the struggle with your external life such as ‘time spent in prison or frictions with the difficulties of life. Barbed wire represents the ‘faith’ of the person in life.
5. Bicep Tattoo
6. Shoulder Tattoo
7. DUBASS Tattoo
8. ‘Portrait’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the left side of his chest, free has got two male portraits inked.
Meaning: The two portraits are of Elvis and Kurt Cobain. Elvis and Kurt were American Singers. Elvis also known as “King of Rock”, was regarded as the most significant cultural icon of the 20th century. He died of a heart attack whereas Kurt Cobain was another famous American singer-songwriter and musician who had committed suicide.
9. Finger Tattoos
Tattoo: On his right-hand fingers, Fred has got alphabets and symbols tattooed. They can be read as ‘3$BY’ – the 3$BY tattoo stands for his band’s first album “3 dollar bill y’all.”
10. Neck Tattoo
Tattoo: Flower and leaves tattooed on Fred’s neck.
11. ‘Arm Writing’ Tattoo
12. Wrist Tattoo
13. Portrait of Lady Tattoo
14. Forearm design Tattoo
15. Arm Tattoo
16. Buildings on Left Arm
17. ‘Mona Lisa’ Tattoo
Tattoo: A huge portrait of the Mona Lisa is inked on Fred’s inner right forearm.
18. Right Forearm Tattoo
19. Arm Tattoo
20. Shoulder Tattoo
Tattoo: Angels vs Demons tattoo can be seen on Fred’s right shoulder.
Meaning: Angels vs Demons tattoo is the common way of symbolizing the two parts of the world i.e. good vs evil.
21. Skull Tattoo
Tattoo: Skull is inked on his right forearm.
Meaning: Skull is not only a symbol of death or evil but also a means to represent the capability of overcoming the difficulties of life with strength and confidence.
22. Skull Tattoo
Tattoo: Another skull tattoo can be seen on Fred’s right wrist.
23. ‘XX’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Two black X’s inked on his right hand’s middle finger.
Meaning: Two X’s are the symbol of showing the end of one phase and the beginning of the other. Thus, to realise that there is always a way to win over life and its struggles.
24. ‘Albert Einstein’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Portrait of Elbert Einstine tattooed on Fred’s right calf.
the 3$BY tattoo stands for his band’s first album “3 dollar bill y’all”