“Game Of Thrones” star Maisie Williams recently unveiled a new tattoo featuring Kanji characters via her Instagram stories on Monday.
Raising her shirt up, the 21-year-old actress showed off the Japanese inscription 生き甲斐 on her ribcage, revealing the story behind it in the caption through the hashtag #ikigai, MailOnline reports.
Williams’ post showed the image in reverse as it was taken from a mirror’s reflection.
生き甲斐 (ikigai) is a known concept in Japan that means “reason for being.” The term is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile.
Aside from ikigai, Williams has other tattoos, including the words “no one” in reference to her “Game of Thrones” character, Arya Stark; a daisy, which refers to her production company; and the phrase “little rascal.”
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She also got a matching tattoo with “Game of Thrones” co-star and on-screen sister Sophie Turner back in 2009, according to Express UK.
Both actresses got “07.08.09” tattooed as a permanent reminder of August 7, 2009, the day they secured their parts in the popular fantasy series.
“We always said that we wanted them so we got the date 07.08.09 on our arms because that’s the date that both of us found out we’d got our roles in Game Of Thrones,” Turner was then quoted as saying. “So when we had a day off from filming in Belfast we just went to a tattoo place and got it done.”
“Game of Thrones,” which made Williams a certified star when it premiered on HBO in 2011, is set to wrap up with its final season starting in April this year.
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