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Jaimie Alexander Gets a Giant Beetle Tattoo on Her Hip - and It's the Real Deal

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Jaimie Alexander is covered in fake ink for her role as Jane Doe in NBC’s Blindspot, and it looks like her art is now imitating her real life. The actress just got a huge new tattoo Wednesday night, and this one will not be removed.

Jaimie Alexander insect tattoo
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The tat looks like a scarab beetle, an insect regarded as being sacred in ancient Egypt. And it also must hold a special significance to Alexander, since she got a massive sketch of the bug on her left hip bone.

And her Brooklyn-based tattoo artist, Joshua Lord, was so proud, he shared a close-up shot of the piece of art on Instagram, writing, “Did everyone watch Blindspot last night!! Such an amazing show! I had the honor of doing a real tattoo on @jaimiealexander while #jenn and B Paul kept us laughing way too much. Thanks everyone who watched the live feed of the tattoo during the commercials #gracelandbrooklyn #eastsideink #blindspot #jaimiealexander #scarab #coveruptattoo.”

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Alexander, 32, also shared a photo of her new body art.

Tattoo time with the incredible @joshualord #finally 😍🙌🏻

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It takes the actress seven hours and three tattoo artists to get camera-ready for her Blindspot role. (She plays a woman who wakes up as a “Jane Doe” not remembering anything about her life, and relying on her new tattoos as a road map to piece everything back together.)

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“I’m always drunk,” Alexander told Entertainment Weekly about her full-body makeover process. “If I move around it pulls my skin and they don’t fight right. We listen to the Beatles on Pandora.”

The inked up star also shared her tattoo removal process on Twitter, sharing the hero products she uses to wipe her skin clean. Watch above!

What do you think of the star’s new tattoo? Share below.

–Brittany Talarico