What would Peter Dinklage do if he met someone with a Tyrion tattoo? "I would run"

Peter Dinklage will always be associated with the character of Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones, but thinks people getting his face tattooed on their bodies is a bit much.
Season 8, episode 5 (debut 5/12/19): Peter Dinklage.
photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
Season 8, episode 5 (debut 5/12/19): Peter Dinklage. photo: Helen Sloan/HBO /

Peter Dinklage played the wily Tyrion Lannister for eight seasons on Game of Thrones, winning Emmys and hearts in the process. Game of Thrones became a cultural phenomenon, with a lot of people becoming very invested. They planned watch parties, they theorized about plot twists online, and some even got Game of Thrones tattoos.

If you've seen Game of Thrones tattoos floating around the internet, you would probably guess accurately that there are a lot of dragons and swords and phrases like "Winter Is Coming" or "Not Today." But some fans go full-bore and get characters' faces tattooed on their bodies. Dinklage gave his take on Tyrion tattoos during a visit to Late Night With Meyers.

"Well, I have tattoos. It's a painful process, and it's a long process," Dinklage said. "You feel like your skin is being scooped out at moments. Why, at the end of that, why would you have me? It's just like a bad relationship. It starts off painful and then you're stuck with me for the rest of your life! That's not a good way to enter into our relationship."

What would he do if someone came up to him at a bar and showed off their Tyrion tattoo? "I would run."

"I'm not out there dating, but that would be a red flag," Dinklage continued. "Because I hate to break it to you, but I'm not that guy."

There are a lot of Game of Thrones tattoos out there. If you have one, bear it proudly...but if you run into Dinklage in public, maybe don't show it to him.

You can also see Dinklage in the comedy American Dreamer, which opened in movie theaters last month. He plays a professor who buys a house from an elderly widow played by the legendary Shirley MacLaine.

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