Game of Thrones' Lena Headey Shows Off New Scarab Hand Tattoo Hours Before Emmy Awards
The design, which covers a large portion of one of Lena Headey's hands, consists of an intricately-drawn scarab beetle with its wings spread
Lena Headey has gotten a new tattoo!
The design, which covers a large portion of one of the star’s hand, consists of an intricately-drawn scarab beetle with its wings spread.
“@_dr_woo_ You master,” she captioned the snap, tagging the famed celebrity tattoo artist. “Already in the next realm with my scarab.”
Of course, this is hardly Headey’s first time getting a tattoo.
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“It’s something you can’t run from. You have to sit and find a way through [the discomfort],” the British actress added. “I find a real calm, a real peace to it.”
In addition to her scarab tattoo, Headey’s tattoos include an open birdcage on her forearm and lotus blossom, peonies and swallows covering her back and shoulder.
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Fans of the show will likely catch another glimpse of Headey’s tattoo on Sunday night, as the star is nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series Emmy for her work on the critically acclaimed HBO series.
For its eighth and final season, the HBO epic received 32 nominations — setting a new record.
While GoT remained a fan favorite for years, many weren’t too thrilled about the way the series ended — including how Cersai met her demise.
In an interview with The Guardian, Headey admitted that she also “wanted a better death” for the icy queen, who perishes alongside her twin-brother-slash-estranged-lover, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), as the Red Keep crumbled around them.
“Obviously you dream of your death,” she said. “You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted.”
However, Headey recognized that the writers “couldn’t have pleased everyone,” adding, “No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb.”