HBO’s Game Of Thrones’ Lena Headey announced her new tattoo on Instagram. The actor, well-known for playing Cersei Lannister, posted a closeup photo writing: "@_dr_woo_ You master. Already in the next realm with my scarab 💚"
Headey, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, might want the good luck that this sacred and earthly symbol represents. A scarab is a type of dung beetle, becoming a representation of Kheper, the Egyptian God of the Rising Sun and eternal life. The scarab's routine of rolling dung, along with the beetle laying eggs in dead animal carcasses, symbolizes a new life, similar to a Pheoniz rising from the ashes.
Dr. Woo, who has tattooed Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, Lucy Hale, and Drake (to name a few) has inked a few of Headey's GOT co-stars as well. Emilia Clarke went to Woo September of 2018 to get her tattoo of three baby dragons done on her inside wrist, and Maisie Williams got four Japanese characters on her ribcage earlier this year.
Scarabs didn't show up in Game Of Thrones, aside from a mention of beetles by Tyrion to his brother Jaime in the Season 4 episode, "The Mountain and The Viper." Perhaps Headey's new tattoo may be good luck at the 2019 Emmys, where Game of Thrones has 32 nominations for its eighth and final season.