‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey showed off a huge new beetle tattoo on her hand hours before walking the Emmys red carpet

Mere hours before joining the “Game of Thrones” cast at the 2019 Emmys on Sunday, Lena Headey debuted a massive new tattoo on her hand.

Headey, who was nominated for her role as Cersei Lannister on the HBO show, posted a photo of the elaborate ink on Sunday morning.

“You master,” she wrote on Instagram, tagging the Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Doctor Woo. “Already in the next realm with my scarab.”

The symbol of a scarab, which is a sort of dung beetle, held great importance in ancient Egyptian religion.

Scarabs were associated with “the divine manifestation of the early morning sun,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Additionally, the scarab hieroglyph “refers variously to the ideas of existence, manifestation, development, growth, and effectiveness.”

Headey’s scarab tattoo is visible in some photos of her on the Emmys purple carpet, as well as throughout the show at LA’s Microsoft Theater.

Read more: The ‘Game of Thrones’ cast dazzled on the red carpet for the show’s last-ever Emmys. Here are the 14 show-stopping looks.

lena headey conleth hill Co-stars Lena Headey and Conleth Hill attend a post-Emmys event.
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Headey was one of four “Thrones” stars nominated at the Emmys for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series. Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Gwendoline Christie all lost out to “Ozark” Julia Garner.

“Game of Thrones” did take home the prize for outstanding drama series. See the full list of winners here.

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