Sophie Turner’s Tattoo Turns Out to Be Major Spoiler for ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending

By Paula Liu

Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner’s tattoo she got back in June 2018 turned out to be a spoiler for the show’s ending, according to multiple reports. WARNING: Major spoilers for the show’s final season below.

Lauren Winzer, a tattoo artist at Hunter and Fox Tattoo Studio, posted a picture of Turner’s tattoo, which featured the Stark House dire wolf symbol, along with a quote by Ned Stark, “The pack survives,” below it.

Although at the time, the actress claimed she got the quote from a line back in season 7, it also provided a largely hidden spoiler for the end of the series, according to PEOPLE.

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When asked back in 2018 whether the tattoo was a spoiler, she told James Corden on his show that it was a moral that she liked to live by.

“When I was getting it done, people advised me not to because it looked like I was giving everything away,” Turner said. “But I wasn’t! It’s just a quote from last season, but everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

The quote alludes to the show’s finale, where all the Stark siblings, Sansa, Arya, and Bran Stark, survived the war, and ultimately, the show’s ending. Turner’s character, Sansa Stark, ultimately became the Queen of the North, with her brother, Bran Stark, played by Issac Hempstead Wright, becoming the king of the other six kingdoms.

The youngest Stark sibling, Arya, played by Maisie Williams, then hopped on a ship to explore the world. Even Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington, although not a part of the Stark siblings as introduced in the beginning, survived.

It’s not entirely certain whether Turner meant it to be a hidden spoiler or not. According to Elle, she wasn’t allowed to say anything publicly about the ending. Turner’s husband, then-boyfriend Joe Jonas, even had to sign a non-disclosure agreement when he witnessed her filming on the set of the Game of Thrones.

The tattoo on Turner’s arm isn’t her only tattoo—back in 2016, Turner and her co-star and best friend, Williams, got matching tattoos with the numbers, “07.08.09,” which symbolized the date they were cast in the long-running, popular television series.

“That’s the date that we both got Game of Thrones on, that we both heard that we got it,” Turner told E! News at the time.

According to Turner, the two have always wanted to have matching tattoos, and since they both heard they got the role in the Game of Thrones the same day, the date was very significant. They decided they were going to get matching tattoos before their characters were killed off in the show, which, given the series and the number of characters being killed off, was not a far-fetched thing in Turner and Williams’s minds.

“With Thrones, we were always planning since season 1, if we make it all the way through we can get like a matching wolf or something,” Turner told E! News at the 2016 Emmy Awards. “We don’t know if we’re going to make it, so Maisie and I were like, ‘Let’s get these ones before anyone kills us.'”

The two stars got the matching tattoos with the U.K.-based tattoo artist Mis. Kat Paine, who posted a picture of the pair with their tattoos on Instagram.

“No filter needed for these beauties! Just after their tattoos,” she wrote.

The Game of Thrones star also took to Instagram after the finale of the series and posted a picture of the entire cast together to thank everyone who she worked with on the show, as well as her character, Sansa Stark.

“Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love. I grew up with you. I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on.. at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me,” Turner wrote on her Instagram post.

“To the show and the incredible people who make it, thank you for giving me the best life and drama lessons I could have ever asked for. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago. And finally to the fans. Thank you for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end. I’ll miss this more than anything.”

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Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love. I grew up with you. I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on.. at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me. To the show and the incredible people who make it, thank you for giving me the best life and drama lessons I could have ever asked for. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago. And finally to the fans. Thank you for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end. I’ll miss this more than anything.

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