Wil Francis’ 24 Tattoos & Their Meanings

William Roy “wiL” Francis also named, William Control, is a famous American rock musician, record producer, and an amazing author, and artist. He gained all the limelight when he joined as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the horror punk band named, Aiden. In 2018, he was accused by almost twenty women of sexual exploitation. There is no limit to his professional boundaries, he also acts as the producer to bands such as Fearless Vampire Killers, A Midnight Tragedy, and Ashestoangels besides handling his music record label named Control Records. He has been declared as “one of the most enigmatic and talismanic frontmen in rock music today.” Will has got an enormous number of body tattoos that adorn him from top to bottom. Let us walk you through his body inks and their meanings.

Wil Francis

Will arm tattoos

1. Sparrow and flowers Tattoo

Will bicep tattoo

Tattoo: On the inner side of his left bicep, Will has got a black shadowed sparrow inked along with leafy flowers on the top and below the sparrow. Also, there are some words inked under the sparrow.

Meaning: Sparrow is the symbol of love, loyalty, and close relationships in the family. They are another way to symbolize the victories of your life or important events. can also help to symbolize love and loyalty in a family. As per their deep symbolic meaning, they are often associated with humility, freedom, and true love.

Since the sparrow symbolizes the love for family or loved one, Will has dedicated this tattoo as a tribute to a death of a dear loved one, as the words suggest under the bird itself.

2. Burning Fire Tattoo

Will burning fire tattoo

Tattoo: On his right bicep, there is a trail of burning fire wrapped around his arm.

Meaning: Flames represent the deep passion and desire of the tattoo wearer towards living and achieving the aims of his life. There is a skull tattooed under his burning fire tattoo which regards Will as a daring person who loves to take risks in his life.

Fire and flames are also symbols of the circle of life and death. As per Christian beliefs, fire is the symbol of hell and the sun. Hell is known to have been made of fire and flames are meant to torture the sinner.

3. Flaming Skull Tattoo

Will chest piece

Tattoo: On his right pec, Will has got a tattoo of the flaming skull.

Meaning: A Flaming skull is the best choice among tattoo lovers to signify their strong will and personality. It shows that the tattoo wearer is bold enough to accept all the struggles and overcomes life challenges. Also, a fact that he is not afraid of risk and death, and shall accept it, when it has to come.

Also, a flaming skull is used to symbolize a departed soul, someone who has been close to your heart.

4. Portrait on Neck

Will demon neck tattoo


5. Sparrow on Wrist Tattoo

Will flying bird tattoo

Tattoo: On his left wrist, Will has a colorful sparrow tattoo.

Meaning:  Sparrow is rich in symbolism and stands for creativity, power, simplicity, and empowerment. They are the basic means to show that you love your family but, nothing is more important to you than your freedom and independence.

6. ‘Inflict’ Tattoo

Will inflict tattoo

Will writing on stomach tattoo

Tattoo: On the center of his stomach, Will wears a word tattoo that says, ‘INFLICT’

7. Left Bicep Tattoos

Will left bicep tattoo

Will left bicep tattoos

8. Left Arm Tattoos

Will left forearm designs

9. Logo On Left Pec

Will left pec ink Will left pec tattoo

10. ‘LIVE FAST’ Tattoo

Will LIVE FAST tattoo Will LIVE FREE Tattoo

11. ‘Love will Tear you apart’ Tattoo

Will neck writing tattoo

Tattoo: On his cleavage, we can see another writing that says, ‘Love will Tear you apart

Meaning: It is a common saying that love is more like a pain than an experience if you have to break up in the end. Thus, love tears you apart because it has been proved that it gives you pain which is more than physical pain to your body.

12. Halloween Pumpkin Tattoo 

Will pumpkin tattoo

Tattoo: On Will’s right forearm, we can see a Halloween pumpkin tattoo.

Meaning: The pumpkin tattoo is the symbol of good luck and is meant to keep away evil spirits from you. It is a favorite choice among spooky art and tattoo lovers.

13. Right Arm Tattoos

Will right arm tattoos Will right bicep tattoos

Tattoo: Covering his right arm, multiple tattoos include a cat surrounded by flowers, Japanese-themed flowers, some weird-looking designs that are surrounded by skulls, and Halloween-themed structures.

The cat is the symbol of happiness and joy. Some people also regard cat tattoos as feminine. As per the Japanese theme, flowers and designs are regarded as the symbol of reflecting your rich culture, protection, and spirituality.

14. Skull on Right Arm 

Will right forearm tattoo

Tattoo: On the inner side of his right forearm, there is a green-colored skull inked along with the name, ‘AIDEN’ inked under it. Aiden was an American punk rock band from Seattle, Washington that was formed in the spring of 2003. AIDEN gained all the limelight owing to its outstanding team members like vocalist William Francis, guitarists Angel Ibarra and Jake Wambold, along with drummer Jake Davison.

15. Fierce-Looking Shark Tattoo

Will shark on neck

Tattoo: On the left side of his neck, there is a blue-colored fierce-looking shark inked.

Meaning: Shark tattoos are regarded as symbols of protection. Some tattoo lovers also get shark tattoos just to showcase their love for marine life. It is also symbolic of power and authority.

16. Ship Tattoo

Will ship tattoo on left side Will ship tattoo

Tattoo: Towards the left side of his body, there is a ship inked.

Meaning: A ship is the symbol of new journeys/beginnings, the transition of life, good luck, direction, and bravery. It is also regarded as a way to reflect on your troubled past.

17. Skull and Roses Tattoo

Will skull and roses tattoo

Tattoo: On the left lower side of his body, Will has got a tattoo of a colorful yellow skull along with red roses.

Meaning: The skull represents evil, mortality, life, and death while the rose represents life, beauty, and love. Together, they are used to reflect the two opposite and most important ends of this universe i.e. evil vs good, and good vs bad. This is the way to reflect the cycle of life and death, death being inevitable and cannot be skipped.

18. Bat on Neck Tattoo

Will skull faced bat tattoo

Tattoo: On the center of his neck, there is a winged bat tattooed whose face is designed in the shape of a skull.

Meaning: Bat is the symbol of intuition, strength, protection, and guidance because they are the most mysterious creatures of the night and also the protectors of the darkest of the nights.

Some cultures also regard bats as a way of facing your deepest fears and demons.

19. Halloween Dancing Skull Tattoo

Will skull on arm

20. Skull on Right Arm

Will skull on forearm tattoo

21. Skull on Hand

Will skull on right hand

Tattoo: Spooky skull is inked in a shaded green on Will’s left hand. Spooky skulls are just a way of showing your love for crazy things and reflecting on yourself as a strong personality who is capable of taking risks in life.

22. Arm Tattoo

Will skullhead and lantern tattoo

A red colored dragon skull can be seen on Will’s left arm. It is the way to represent the cycle of life and death and thus, the two aspects of the world i.e., creativity and destruction.

23. Geometrical Star Tattoo

Will star tattoo

24. Right Arm Tattoos

Will suited skull tattoo

Will has completely dedicated his right arm to Halloween-themed tattoos which included Jack Shellington from the movie, Night Before Christmas, Halloween pumpkins, and multiple spooky designs.

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