Every Game Of Thrones Cast Member With A GoT Tattoo

Of all the beloved TV shows leaving our lives in 2019, Game of Thrones is the one that cuts the deepest — and only partly because the sword is made from Valyrian steel. The HBO hit officially begins its swan song on April 14th with the airing of the first episode of the eighth and final season, leaving millions of fans wondering how the hell they'll spend their Sunday nights from now on.

The anxiety hasn't just kicked up now that more teasers, set photos, and one very telling Spotify playlist are making the rounds on Reddit and Twitter — we've been stressing out about it for a while now, especially since the cast members finished filming season eight months ago. Within weeks, we'd learned that Lena Headey (who plays Cersei Lannister) was one of the last cast members to film for the series, Kit Harington (Jon Snow) was "broken" upon wrapping, and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) feels just as bleak about the ending as we do.


The only thing more emotional for a diehard GoT fan than hearing the ensemble cast say farewell (and how many tears they shed while doing so) were the tattoo tributes that followed. The series will be difficult to forget (after all, most of these people have spent a decade on the show), but some of the actors made sure that their time on the series would be etched in their memories — and bodies — forever with dainty tattoos. Maybe it's not as good as the matching cast tattoos Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) promised fans in 2016, but for now, it'll do.

Ahead, the GoT tattoos the cast members got IRL.

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Sophie Turner

Although Game of Thrones didn't air on HBO until 2011, the majority of the cast was booked nearly two years earlier — including Turner as Sansa, the eldest daughter of Eddard Stark. By the time the series reached its sixth season, and was officially recognized as the world's most popular show, Turner decided to commemorate the honor with a matching tattoo with Williams, her BFF and on-screen little sis.
Their tattoos say "07.08.09" to represent the date both Williams and Turner learned they'd landed their roles on the show. (That's August 7, 2009, not July 8, 2009 — the dates are formatted U.K.-style.) At the time, Turner admitted that they'd discussed getting other Thrones tattoos later in the series, but since no one knew what their fates would be (no character is safe in this show), she and Williams decided to get inked sooner rather than later.
Two years after her first Thrones-inspired tattoo, Turner paid a visit to Sydney-based artist Lauren Winzer to get her second: the House Stark sigil, a direwolf. Upon the reveal, some fans worried the new ink was a major spoiler because of three telling words underneath the wolf image: "The pack survives." Honestly, no one ever knows who will live or die on this show, but the phrase felt relatively assuring that the remaining Stark children would make it to the end. Yes, the saying is an old Ned Stark maxim, but plays a larger role in the earlier seasons than anything that's yet to come. (FYI: Turner nether confirmed or denied the potential teaser.)
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Maisie Williams

Most Game of Thrones fans know Williams as the youngest Stark daughter, Arya, but call her that in The House of Black and White and you'd likely get hit with a stick for referring to her as anything other than "No One." (See: season 6, episode 3, "Oathbreaker.")
After getting her matching tattoo with Turner, Williams added to her GoT tattoo collection with a reference to "No One" on the back of her neck. We can only assume the Many-Faced God and Jaqen H'ghar would be pleased.
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Emilia Clarke

Clarke, also known as Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons, has had quite the on-screen transformation over the last decade of filming GoT. So, how did she bid adieu to her white-haired queen? A tattoo dedicated to her three dragon children, of course.
Clarke revealed to Vanity Fair that her final on-screen moment seriously "fucked [her] up." Luckily, she eased her pain with a visit to L.A. tattoo artist Dr. Woo (who frequently inks Zoë Kravitz and Miley Cyrus). The result is several dainty tattoos depicting Daenerys' children — Rhaegal, Drogon, and Viserion — in glorious detail.
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