Bitches, WINTER IS HERE. The final season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO April 14th and we couldn't be more excited. How is Tattoodo celebrating? Well, in many a way. We put together a video of our Top 10 favorite Game of Thrones tattoos set to some epic as f*** music by guitar hero Kfir Ochaion. You can check out the videos below, and replay them as much as needed until GoT finally hits your screen! We also pulled together a super comprehensive collection of high quality pieces that includes some mind blowing Realism tattoos, as well as some illustrious Illustrative and hilarious Traditional.
It's been two years...a whole lotta time to await that said winter...and a whole lotta time to get your own Game of Thrones tattoo...That being said, perhaps waiting for the final season is a good idea. Obviously, just by checking out some of these pieces, each season gives us a whole new slew of inspiration for new ink. And although we don't actually know too much concrete info about this season....no matter how much they try to shroud the series with mystery, we do have some thoughts about what to expect.
If you are a fan of incredible TV, you may have also tuned into this year's Super Bowl (which was...by all accounts...lame) so along with a boring football game and hella confusing half-time show, it also means you got to peep that Bud Light X Game of Thrones commercial. They literally killed off the legendary Bud Knight in an effort to mirror the vast amounts of merciless bloodshed in the beloved HBO show. And this wasn't the end...according to Wired, "The marketing budget for this season of Game of Thrones, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, is about $20 million, and frankly, it shows."
Of course, if you've watched the 67 episodes, or read the many articles, blogs, critiques, and more, about the show, you also know that there have been many concerns over the amount of brutal violence, rape, and nudity. Some say it's completely sensationalized, "sexploitative" and, perhaps, even glorified. A few people have gone so far as to stop promoting the show completely. Others disagree noting that these horrific events are integral to the plot line and that the series has stuck pretty close to the books. In 2015, someone actually sat down and figured out if that's true.
All that rape and violence aside, and as some of these Game of Thrones tattoos wonderfully depict, there are some incredibly resilient and powerful female characters...something that, I think, the fantasy and sci fi genres have always been pretty good about. It's no surprise that some of these pieces in this particular collection highlight the female protagonists of GoT. Pretty much all of them have their moments of empowerment, and there are some seriously stand out ones that we love.
Whatever your plans, we hope you dig this special look at all the super best high quality Game of Thrones tattoos that we could find, as well as the nice top tattoo video we threw together just for you crazy lovely tattooed GoT freaks and, of course, those sick guitar riffs by Kfir. We're taking bets to see which character will die in the most horrific way...and we're crossing our fingers that the Night King, or maybe Cersei Lannister, meet up with their maker. Karma's a bitch, as is the wrath of the HBO writer gods D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. Not to mention George R. R. Martin who we can all thank for being a total insane genius and pulling this whole thing off so that we can sit on our couches, biting our fingernails, and gritting our teeth while enjoying copious amounts of brutality. Plus, dragons. Don't forget the dragons.