Season seven of Game of Thrones is right around the corner and we can’t believe we still have to wait a few days before we can finally catch up with Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon Snow, and the gang. With the end of the show in sight, it looks like this season will be even more epic than ever and we just can’t wait until Sunday! To help make the wait more bearable, check out these ten awesome Game of Thrones-themed tattoos.
Winter is Coming
This may be one of the more subtle tattoos but it will no doubt be familiar to all you Stark supporters out there. The tattoo shows the Stark family seat of Winterfell along with their iconic motto: ‘Winter is Coming’. One way or another, the Starks are always right.
Game of Thrones Meets Disney
Game of Thrones is one of the most adult shows on television and there have been moments that make even the most hardcore viewers feel a little queasy. It’s hardly the kind of fantasy you’d want your kids to be watching. Despite this, there’s something very charming about this tattoo which shows what Daenerys and her dragons might look like were Game of Thrones to be set in the Disney universe. We assume there wouldn’t be nearly as much sex or murder.
Game of Thrones is known for its great writing, interesting characters, and beautiful set pieces, but lets be honest, there’s also plenty of eye candy for both male and female viewers. Actor Kit Harrington has become somewhat of a sex symbol for his portrayal of Jon Snow and with this tattoo you can have his brooding face with you wherever you go. On a more serious note, this tattoo shows just how great some tattoo artists are at their craft and the piece looks like it’s about to move. We hope the artist got a serious tip.
The Three-Eyed Raven
After being crippled in season one, Bran Stark begins to have mysterious visions of a three-eyed raven that appears to be trying to send him some sort of message. We don’t want to spoil anything for those who aren’t up to date (what are you waiting for?), but this strange raven turns out to be very important to the overall plot and has become a symbol for the series.
You Know Nothing
The world of Game of Thrones is full of hurt and loss. Most people die horribly and even things like true love are hard to find in this gritty fantasy world. One of the few romances in the series that wasn’t really weird in one way or another (looking at you, Jaime and Cersei!) was the romance between Ygritte and Jon Snow. They may have been on opposite sides but that wasn’t enough to prevent their love from flourishing. This tattoo is a reminder that, if even for just a few moments, love can bloom even in Westeros.
Fear Cuts Deeper than Swords
The famed swordsman Syrio Forel taught the young Arya Stark this motto when she began sword training with him and it’s a motto that has served the young Stark girl well. Arya has fund herself in many dangerous situations but this philosophy allows her to keep her wits about her. Not only is it a great line in the context of the books and show but it’s also worth keeping in mind next time you’re about to have a job interview.
Dracarys is the High Valerian word for Dragonfire and is said by Dany to encourage her dragons to start reigning down fire upon her enemies. Dany’s journey has been a long one and she has come a long way from being a helpless young girl in season one to the conquering queen she has now become. It’s not hard to see why she is such a favourite among viewers and readers and we look forward to seeing her and her dragons kicking ass in the new season.
The Iron Throne is arguably the most iconic set piece in Game of Thrones and it’s not hard to see why. Forged from hundreds of swords, the throne represents power and the blood that is spilled in its name. Regardless of which house you support, the Iron Throne is the ultimate goal.
Cute Jon Snow
The last Jon Snow tattoo may have been more realistic, but this one is just so cute! This and the Disney-themed one makes us want to see a kids version of the show where all the characters overcome their issues through the power of friendship.
A while back we featured a picture of one of the best character-inspired tattoos we have ever seen. It prompted many of you to tell us about ones you had seen, and even ones you had had done yourself.
We asked you to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with pictures of your very own literary tattoos, and you did not disappoint!
Here are your stunning tattoos inspired by your favourite books…
Whether you have a little ‘Scrappy Do’, or a big galumphing ‘Hooch’, I’d bet that when you’re reading, he or she is by your side. As you may have guessed I’m a dog lover, I’ve had two dogs for years, and losing one earlier this year was so hard, I found it difficult to read without her. Read More
3rd March, World Book Day (UK)
I genuinely had no idea that the UK and US had separate days for World Book Day! We’ll try and remember you in April, America but for today we have just celebrated World Book Day in the UK and Ireland at least. Thanks to everyone who sent me photos or both your own dressing up endeavours and the children’s. I’ve selected a few of my favourites to feature in this blog! Read More