Fans of the hit sci-fi series “The X Files” are well acquainted with FBI agent Mulder’s office headquarters poster–at once both camp art and an unabashed declaration of his beliefs.
While his partner Scully was the scientific skeptic of the two, devotees of the show couldn’t help but empathize with Mulder’s pursuit of the unknown, of bringing what lies just beyond our understanding out into the light.
Is it any wonder so many show their support and solidarity through tattoo homages to Fox Mulder’s trademark wall art?
Mulder’s iconic poster carries numerous tattoo options depending on the wearer’s personal preferences and style, as well as the message they wish to convey. Some prefer a painstakingly detailed depiction of the original poster, while others are more inclined to veer away from the traditional formula and incorporate their own images and letter styling.
Not just a show of fan devotion, an I Want To Believe tattoo in many ways carries a much more poignant message. Like Mulder himself, this is no ordinary man who wears an inked rendition of the X Files slogan. A seeker of the truth, no matter how strange or downright terrifying, the man who inscribes the famous UFO and “I Want To Believe” imagery onto his arm, calf, or back is making a statement every bit as bold as Mulder and Scully’s; that the truth, in fact, is still out there.