Since its inception in 1987, Final Fantasy has held audiences enthralled around the world, with the video game series eventually expanding into multi-level role-playing, racing, third-person shooter, fighting, and rhythm games.
Not to mention media merchandise, CGI and anime films, manga, and novels.
The central conflict in Final Fantasy involves a group of characters battling the forces of evil, both new and ancient, with a dominating antagonist who may or may not be the true source of evil by the end. And so it goes in our own mortal realm.
Final Fantasy tattoos have been popular for as long as the series has been in existence, with innumerable characters and tableaux worth committing to ink. The characters of Rydia, Vivi, FF7, and Yuffie Kisaragi have all proven to be popular tattoo inspiration, with the likes of Tidus’ sword, Griever, Black and grey Cloud Strife, as well as Sephiroth vs Cloud Strife, long adorning forearms, calves, and shoulders.
Just as Final Fantasy is a world ruled by deceptive illusions–good vs evil, courage from the meek–so too do its tattoo wearers walk the line between what is real and what is within. They are full of love and nostalgia for this pop culture phenomenon, but all the same move to the beat of their own inner purpose and penchant for the extraordinary.