Blindspot's Jaimie Alexander Dishes Out On Her Real Tattoos

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TV's tattooed lady Jaimie Alexander dishes out on her nine real tattoos and the only one that wasn't covered up in Blindspot.

Just like the character she plays, 31-year-old actress Jaimie Alexander also sports some inking of her own—one of which eventually became a part of the many tattoos her amnesiac character has It wasn't anything massive, though. Just a small “E S” tattoo on her left wrist.

“It's something I used to say as a little kid. I never used to say, 'I love you.' I would mouth, 'Elephant Shoe.' If you mouth it, it looks like you're saying, 'I love you.' For me, it’s just one of those things that reminds me to be childlike and sort of look at the world through innocent eyes and just to be open minded,”she says.

Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander

When asked about her other tattoos, Jaimie comments, “I have nine of my own.”

“One is getting removed. It's terrible, so I'll just say eight and a half. I got a tattoo that was really stupid. It was just not done well,” she shares.

Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander

Blindspot is currently on its third episode. Last time we checked, plot twists were already all over the place in it pilot episode. We also got a good look at Jane Doe's body suit tattoo. Showrunner Martin Gero even joked that Jaimie's character Jane “has enough tattoos for nine or ten years [worth of season].”

Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander

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Having her body covered in tattoos that has to be re-done time and time again 'til the end of the show (unless Jane gets laser removal in the show), Jaimie seems to be having a lot of fun so far getting to play a tattooed badass for Blindspot.

Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander

The whole thing looks so intricate. And to think about all the hours Jaimie will spend having to stand still to get all that done!

October 5, 2015: Jaimie Alexander sports a neck tattoo of Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford while arriving for the 'Today Show', New York City. Mandatory Credit: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com Ref.: infusny-146
October 5, 2015: Jaimie Alexander sports a neck tattoo of Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford while arriving for the 'Today Show', New York City. Mandatory Credit: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com Ref.: infusny-146

Jaimie dropped by The Today Show on October 6 for a Monday morning interview to promote Blindspot. She shares with hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford what it's like playing an amnesiac woman who just wakes up one night inside a duffel bag on Times Square. The 31-year-old actress also revealed the “E S” tattoo she has which became a part of her character Jane's tattoos.

October 5, 2015: Jaimie Alexander sports a neck tattoo of Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford while arriving for the 'Today Show', New York City. Mandatory Credit: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com Ref.: infusny-146
October 5, 2015: Jaimie Alexander sports a neck tattoo of Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford while arriving for the 'Today Show', New York City. Mandatory Credit: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com Ref.: infusny-146

The unlikely jokester, Jamie even got a temporary tattoo of the two hosts caricature on her neck which the two women cracked at.

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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