After working steadily for almost a decade on 'Game of Thrones,' some of the long-term actors of HBO's fantasy drama must be feeling a sort of doldrums now that filming on the final season has wrapped. Case in point, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has resorted to trolling fans with a massive tattoo of Tyrion Lannister.
Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on the show, posted a pic of the ink in a grouping of photos he snapped at the Emmys on Monday, where 'Game of Thrones' walked away with the award for Best Outstanding Drama Series. The tattoo depicts his character's younger brother and secret confidant played by Peter Dinklage, who took home Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Fans freaked out at the sight of the tattoo, which took up most of the upper left arm, but Coster-Waldau was quick to assure fans that no, he hadn't lost a bet, the tattoo was fake and he was just playing a little joke. The actor's spokesperson promptly told TIME, "Ha no way," when asked if the ink was real.
To be fair, Coster-Waldau wouldn't be the first 'Game of Thrones' star to get some body art to commemorate the show. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) made waves when she got a tattoo which may have spoiled the ending of the series, and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) followed suit with her character's mantra written in small letters across the back of her neck.